HOW TO FOLD A CHRISTMAS MONEY TREE
I shared my money tree on Instagram stories and a few of you asked how I did it so here is a short tutorial.
Some people might think that cash is tacky or not personal enough but I’ve never met anyone to turn down cash and in case you haven’t noticed, I don’t care what people think of me. 😉 I’m not usually a fan of gift cards because, more often than not, they get lost. When I give cash as a gift I do like to spruce it up a bit by making fun shapes! I wanted to share this Christmas tree shape with you in case you wanted to do the same thing.
The pictures below show the tree being made out of only five-dollar bills and the video shows a mix of bills (5’s, 10’s, 20’s). You can use any bills or any mix of bills that fit your budget and still have a fun way to present the gift.
These instructions were adapted from wikiHow.
WATCH HOW TO FOLD A CHRISTMAS MONEY TREE
In addition to the written step-by-step instructions below, we’ve also made an easy-to-follow video on how to make your own Christmas Money Tree!
HOW TO GIVE THIS GIFT
Use your imagination after you’ve created your money tree. We love the idea of putting the tree in a box (using tape to help hold it in place) and placing small bows around the bottom of the tree and one at the top as a tree topper. You can see how we accomplished this in the video below.
We’ve also given this gift in a card. Again, you may want to use tape to secure the tree to the card so it stays in place.
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STEP-BY-STEP FOLDING INSTRUCTIONS
Prefer written instructions? Follow the steps below!
STEP 1: Fold the right side of the bill over as pictured below. Take note of where the fold is. You cannot see the “five” under the columns. This will be your tightest fold.
STEP 2: Fold the left half over as pictured below.
STEP 3: Turn over the bill and tuck in the flaps that are hanging down.
STEP 4: Take your next bill and fold over the right side as pictured below. This part of the tree should be a little larger than the first. Take note of where the fold is (you can see the entire “five” along the bottom.
STEP 5: Repeat for your last bill. This fold will be the biggest as you are just folding it down the center of the bill.
STEP 6: Take your folded bills and slightly tuck them into each other.
STEP 7: Take your final bill and fold or roll it up to be the tree “trunk”.
Ta-da! Now you have a fun way to give money! Wrap it up in a box or put it in a card…no matter what way you give it, they are sure to love the gift you give!