Creative Bliss

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

One Way To Go "Green" This Holiday Season!

 You may or may not know that I give my godson and his brother a gift card for whatever present giving occasion comes around. I usually try to dress up the packaging for the gift card. When I saw this on Holly's Hog Wild About Stamping, I knew I had to try it for myself!

What a fun way to give a gift! Oops, as I look at the photo of the "dressed up" wreath, it looks a little warped. I can fix that no problem, though. I included a plain one so you can see it. The wreath takes 15 dollar bills and I wanted to give them $20, so I searched online and found this site and I checked out the Money Star, which led me to this page that shows how to make a star using 5 bills. Perfect! I wanted to dress up the wreath a bit, but didn't want to do the rhinestones and I could only find some silver cording and ribbon. Not spectacular, but it'll do, right?

I timed myself making one of the wreaths and it took me 10 minutes to fold all the parts and put them together. Not too shabby. It also shows it's not a difficult fold. The star kind of looks complicated, but honestly, it wasn't hard either. You just need a smidge of patience when tucking the points together.

So, if you need a last minute gift, you may want to try this. Holly has a video showing how to do the fold and she's very thorough, well worth a look-see.

I got Louie the Lion done last night, so the teacher gifts are done. Making progress! Yay!

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a super day.

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10 comments:

Sparkle said...

How fun! Many of my cousins made me hearts for my wedding. I don't have the heart to take them apart. Though I could probably do some good with the money, lol. I know the boys will love them.

Sarah said...

Ohhh what a neat idea! You find the coolest stuff Jeanne!

Sharli said...

How fun! I love the things people do with cash to make it an interesting gift! Your idea is a good one!!

I love Louie - and you got the teacher ones done ALSO???? YOu are just amazing! Just one of those cute lions would have taken me a month and I'd have to tear parts out and start over. There would be tears. So, I'll bow to your talent!
Hugs!

Heather said...

That is the neatest way to give money! You're a crafty genius!

Laurel said...

These are so cute!

Jena said...

That is SO cool - I'll have to try some of these, off to check out the link - TFS!

Jena said...

Okay, I just had to come back and comment again - those links are awesome - I have them saved for LOTS of future reference, what a great way to give money - TFS!

Kim Burmeister said...

These are AWESOME! I might have to try this for my nieces gift. You are so crafty! Thanks for the idea!

Alanna said...

Love this. It never ceases to amaze me the things you will try and make. And you are always so successful. Me, not so adventurous. I'm sure these will be well received.

Kathi Carlson said...

These are so cool, Jeanne! Love them! You're always so brave with the new ideas and pull them off to perfection!