Money Does Not Grow On Trees...

November 30th, 2010 in blog, projects     
suewhitney Sue Whitney, editor
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Instead of always going with traditional holiday colors I opt to decorate with colors that work with the existing scheme in my home. Es room colors are very soft blues and greens so her gifts will reflect the same. They will say Christmas without shouting it from the roof top!
I am attacking decor and gift wrap in a very natural way this season and one of my favorites is orchid bark. Yummy!!! For this package I also used a fuzzy little Poinsettia, some little Christmas balls, very cool twine, a piece of vintage porcelain from a sink, and of course ....some Gorilla Super Glue.
A little organizing tip: Keep all of your decorating and wrapping smalls on hand in simple clear Mason jars. You can leave them out in plain site because they are so darn cute filled with trinkets and treasures. When they are empty...use them for something else. Mason jars are one of a junkers best friends.
Ahhh, junk beautiul!
My new friend. Ater the bark was gone I used the box. Tada!
After poking two holes in the box...top and bottom center I attached the junkable to the base of the box and then glued the bark around it with Gorilla Super Glue.
Next up...I grabbed my Ponsettia.
Slipped it through the top hole, through the porcelain base, and into the bottom hole. I used a little more of the Gorilla at the bottom hole to keep the flower in place.
Add a simple, but festive touch by danggling two small balls with twine...one from each leaf.
Now for the finishing touch. Roll up some dough, plant the seed, and watch it grow! Im sure by Christmas those ones will become 20s. Its pure magic!
Es money tree. I will shatter her fantasies ater the holiday!
Instead of always going with traditional holiday colors I opt to decorate with colors that work with the existing scheme in my home. Es room colors are very soft blues and greens so her gifts will reflect the same. They will say Christmas without shouting it from the roof top!

Instead of always going with traditional holiday colors I opt to decorate with colors that work with the existing scheme in my home. E's room colors are very soft blues and greens so her gifts will reflect the same. They will say Christmas without shouting it from the roof top!


Re-use is not only about found items. Ater you have used the contents inside a box...use the box instead of throwing it away. I am not a big fan of money cards or envelopes, but teenagers sure are big fans of receiving money. You know what I'm talking about!!! I came up with an idea to make the gift of cash a little more creative.

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Comments (9)

MimiToria writes: Creative and unique is what you're all about. Great idea for presenting $$$ to our teens.
Gretchen Posted: 4:27 pm on December 9th
TinTinJunkFan writes: What a great idea, never would have thought to utilize the simple box too. Posted: 8:39 am on December 2nd
DesignTurnpike writes: Cool! Posted: 7:41 am on December 2nd
JunkArchitect writes: That cash wouldn't last five minutes in my house. Elizabeth is going to love it as soon as you stuff it with hundreds. You're a good mom Suzy-Q.

Jim
Posted: 7:24 pm on December 1st
CottageElements writes: This is perfect for a kid who's hard to buy for...my son would love those bills to be $50's or $100's. Then again, I wouldn't mind a gift like that myself :)

Lani Posted: 9:37 am on December 1st
RustyDiva writes: Very creative way to give the gift of cash!! It's a gift within a gift - Love that!!!!

Kenda Posted: 8:44 am on December 1st
chippingcharm writes: So very cute and clever :) Laurel Posted: 5:04 am on December 1st
LadyCatherine writes: Fabulous!! I absolutely love the non-traditional look of your Christmas. Your ideas are just the best!! Posted: 2:19 am on December 1st
artteachergirl writes: You've been a very busy girl! I love this idea! It's so hard to come up with different ways to present those $$ that teens and young adults want for Christmas. Very clever, and pretty too! Posted: 3:33 pm on November 30th
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