Ready to learn how to create a money gift basket in 15 minutes or less!
Such a fun way to recreate gifting money!
You’ve seen money trees and lottery gift baskets!
However, this puts a whole new twist on recreating the gift of money!
Creative Ways to Give Money
Get ready to have fun handing out new ways to gift cards or hand out money gifts!
We show you an easy way to do this by dressing up your gift basket using dollar bills!
What is a Money Gift Basket
A money gift basket is a creative idea brought to you from Get Your Holiday On.
It was invented to put a twist on gift ideas. So cool right?!
This basket is such a unique gift that it will work fantastically for any present.
How fun would this be to receive a secret sister gift like this?! I’d love it!
Talk about a creative way to package and surprise your loved one for a birthday or graduation gift.
It would even work for a Silent Auction, White Elephant gift, or Easter basket!
The best part is that it is so easy to make! Anyone a kid or adult could put this together quickly and surprise their recipient!
Materials You Need
Gift Basket (Find the type of gift basket I used here)
Dollar Bills (I used 20 $1 bills)
✅Putty (This removable putty works best!)
What to put in a Gift Basket
In general, I am a unique person!
Therefore, if you have seen my website I try to come up with the outside of the box type of gifts, games, and fun!
For example, just check out the video that loads on this page and you’ll find some of the coolest ideas from our site!
With that, I love gifting gifts to people. Especially when I know someone’s type of personality or things that they are into.
That, of course, helps a lot! The best part about how to create a money gift basket is that you don’t need to know their personality!
Even Aunt Elda would love this gift basket!
Cause y’all it’s all about the money!
Now, if you want to change things up a little bit and use something instead of money.
You could use lottery tickets, gold coins, or a higher amount of dollar bills. Those ideas would make it fun as well.
What to Put Inside a Gift Basket
Here are ten items for what you could put inside a gift basket that most people would enjoy!
- Tea or Hot Chocolate
- Body Lotion
- Beer (Over 21)
- Baked Goods
- Stuffed Animal
- Easter Eggs
🚨#1 THING THAT EVERY BASKET NEEDS IS THIS!
Money Gift Basket Tutorial
In this tutorial, the first thing you will use is this removable putty.
First, add a small amount (as pictured below) to the back of the dollar bills.
Next, apply pressure and stick it to the basket.
You will need to apply one dollar bill after another to take up space it would need to cover the basket. In fact, twenty $1 dollar bills will fill the type of basket I used.
Tip: Using the removable putty versus tape helps for the dollar bills not to rip when taking them off the basket.
Third, when it comes to the basket handle. Do the same thing apply the putty on the back of the dollar bill and wrap it around the handle.
In this part, you will probably need a little more putty just to tuck in the dollar bills nicely.
After that, you will want to add a crinkle-cut paper or shred filler to the basket.
For example, I used this silver filling as pictured in the picture below. It adds an added attractiveness to the display of your basket.
Gifting money is not just about getting it in an envelope.
Finding ways to DIY a birthday present, funny gift idea, graduation gift, Easter Basket, wedding gift, a baby shower gift, or a Christmas present has made giving cash more festive and fun with this idea!
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Furthermore, getting crafty with money or cash is just the icing on the cake for the things we love making around here!
We all know money doesn’t grow on trees 🙂 but there are countless ways to gift bills that are easy and fun!
In fact, my brother used this idea for an office party prize and giveaway at work and the employees loved it!
I think the employees at his work have found a new appreciation for him, lol.
It sure was a hit!
Have you ever gifted money in a unique way? If so, we would love to hear about it!