How to Make a Flower Bouquet Out of Money

    CRAFTS CLASSES
    TO INSPIRE CREATIVITY
    by Lacy Enderson

    About the Author

    Lacy Enderson is an Addictions and Recovery Counselor. She is Certified with the American Association of Christian Therapists and holds a Master's Degree in Biblical Counseling. She is currently enrolled in Liberty University's Master of Divinity Degree program with Chaplaincy. Lacy is a graduate of Rhema Correspondent Bible School and has completed the first section of Berean School of the Bible. Lacy is the author of, "Addiction: A Personal Story" and "So You Want to Lose Weight But You Can't Stop Eating." Her newest novel is a teenage Christian fiction titled, "Honey Sweetheart."

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    A money bouquet can replace fresh flowers in many gift giving situations, including weddings and graduations. Instead of buying blossoms that will soon wilt, you could construct a money bouquet that will last until the recipient decides to take it apart and spend it. Crisp bills make the best flowers. If needed, you can lightly press the bills with an iron on low heat.

    Things You'll Need

    • Bills in the desired denomination
    • Construction paper (optional)
    • Green pipe cleaners
    • Floral tape
    • Scissors
    • Ribbon

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    Accordion fold the first bill by making a series of horizontal folds and flipping the bill over after each fold.

    Wrap the end of a pipe cleaner tightly around the center of the bill.

    Curl up the sides of the bill so they appear like a tulip. Leave the length of the pipe cleaner long for the stem.

    Repeat Step 1 through Step 3 until you have enough flowers to make a full bouquet. If desired, you can make additional flowers with two or three colors of construction paper. The colored flowers will add visual interest to your bouquet.

    Group all the money and construction paper flowers together. Use floral tape to bind the pipe cleaners together, creating one long stem.

    Tie a satin ribbon to the top of the stem of the money bouquet, at the base of the flowers.

    • If you are short on funds, create your money bouquet out of $1 bills.
    • Do not color or alter your paper money in any way, as this could deem the bills invalid.