Dollar Bow Garland

by leanneja on April 16, 2014 · 5 comments

in Crafts,Family,Paper Crafts,Parties

Dollar Bow Garland 7.1

Here is another garland I made for Emilee’s birthday and to decorate her bedroom door. This is another great way to give money as a gift. To make the Dollar Bow Garland you can make as many bows as you like and in any denomination.

Dollar Bow Garland 5

My folding skills aren’t amazing so I decided on making a simple bow. Start by folding the bill in half length wise.

Dollar Bow Garland 4

Fold one end of the bill toward the center, then the other end. Overlap them slightly in the center.

Dollar Bow Garland 3.1

Accordion fold the center of the bill a bit then smush it together.

Dollar Bow Garland 2

Cut a length of bakers twine and wrap it around the center of the bill a few times to secure it. Tie in a double knot on the back of the bow and cut off the excess.

Dollar Bow Garland

Cut bakers twine for the length of the banner. Thread it on a needle and take it thru the center of each bow. Space bows as desired.

Dollar Bow Garland 6.1

Emilee loved it! It would make a great necklace too. Just space the bows closer together and cut twine to desired necklace length. Graduation is fast approaching and any high school graduate would think it was fun to receive a few bucks like this, don’t you think?

I have one more garland I made for her birthday. I’ll be posting it in the next few days.

Check out these posts if you missed fun ways to give money to teens:
Straw Garland
Birthday Money Balloons

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Lisa April 16, 2014 at 8:21 am

This is a great idea. I’m sure some sorta saving game could be made from this for kids.
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Debra April 16, 2014 at 9:12 am

This is absolutely so clever! I love this idea as a gift!
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Jonie @ Just Between Friends April 16, 2014 at 10:16 am

Seriously so cute! And look how grown up and beautiful Emily is! Happy Birthday!
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Amy | The Happy Scraps April 16, 2014 at 10:47 am

This is so cute! I don’t know anyone who wouldn’t love that!
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Jesseca April 17, 2014 at 6:52 am

So cute! Glad you shared the tutorial on how you folded all of those cute bows!
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