Monday, December 26, 2011
This year our oldest son, Benjamin wanted money for Christmas. He is saving for the new iPad and also wants spending money for his Washington D.C. trip this spring break. I know he is at the age where money is the BEST gift of all...but we didn't want to just hand him the bills in a tiny box. So Santa made him a money tree!
This was the MOST fun I've had all Christmas season!! I started with a Styrofoam cone shape, a dowel, moss and floral pins. I accordion folded each bill and pinned it to the tree. It was much easier than I thought it would be and the wounds from the pin pricks on my fingers are almost healed! OMG - that was torture!! Money is strong!!
This was supposed to be a $200 gift but it ended up $206 because I packed the bottom ones a little tighter than the top and needed just a few more. Or I guess I could have taken the thing apart and started over, but it was worth my $6 not to have to do that!
Posted by Inking Idaho at 5:00 AM