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Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Christmas Money Tree

I have to share one of my favorite gifts we gave this year- a money tree! This was for Chase and his girlfriend. I found the idea on Pinterest. 

I started with a mason jar, added a stick that Fynlee and I found when we were walking on our trails, and filled it with Hershey's Kisses. Then I took a piece of wire that was about 24" long, folded it in half, placed the loop at the front of the stick just above the kisses and wrapped it around the stick so the ends were at the front. I accordion folded the bills and placed the first one on the wire loop and wrapped the ends around it to make an x, then repeated with the other bills. I folded each bill in the middle to make them shorter as they went up. Then I die cut two stars and adhered them together. My first thought was to leave the bottom of the stars open so I could put them over the end of the stick, but I didn't like the way it looked. So I had John cut a notch in the top of the stick for the stars to fit into.

I wish I would have noticed that the first bill I used is upside down, and I should have folded the top two so they were a little shorter. Other than that, I'm pretty happy with how this turned out!

Did you make any unique gifts this year?

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