We have been busy making gifts and cards around here with both Teacher Appreciation Week and Mother’s Day falling at the same time. Originally we were making a handprint banner for the kids’ grandmother’s, but it got way too large and I could not figure out what I wanted to do with it. To simplify things the kids traced their hands on scrapbook paper and we made them into flowers on these cards. Much cuter and easier!
We had a gift we made for their Grandma, but didn’t have any ideas for their Nana. We decided to send her money to buy flowers for her yard and then took it one step further and made the money into a flower!
I googled how to do it and found lots of videos, but was not able to get them to play on my computer. So I played around with some dollar bills until I came up with something that resembled a flower. Here’s what I did…
How to Make a Flower out of Dollar Bills:
1. Fold the corners of the bill in so it has more of a petal shape.
2. Repeat with two more dollar bills. Three are need for each flower.
3. Wrap the end of a pipe cleaner around the middle of one of the dollars and twist to hold.
4. Layer another bill on top diagonally and loop the pipe cleaner over the second bill. Twist underneath, then repeat with the last dollar.
Spread the petals apart and you have a fancy money flower! It would look even cuter if you used a longer pipe cleaner or bendy tube and added in some paper leaves. Or even tied a button around the middle with some fishing wire.
(I wish I thought of these ideas before I sent ours in the mail!)