DIY Money Bouquet (Easy!) (2024)

By: AutumnPosted: 5/2/23

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In today’s post: Want a fun way to give cash for graduation or a birthday? Try making your own money bouquet. It’s easy to put together with just a few supplies. This is a DIY gift anyone will love!

Fun Money Gift Idea

A money bouquet is a fun, unique way to give cash! It feels more personal than handing over a check and is the perfect gift for graduation, birthdays, weddings, and more. You can make this money bouquet in 30-45 minutes using approximately 25 bills of any denomination, so how much you gift is completely customizeable.

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Supplies

This is what you need to make a DIY money bouquet (you should be able to find all these supplies at the dollar store or any big box store):

  • Cash: I used 25 bills to make the money bouquet you see in these photos, but you can use more or less if desired. You can use all the same denomination of bills, or vary it like I did. Ten dollar bills are a slightly different color than the smaller bills, so you can include some for variety or use all the same kind for a more uniform look.
  • Scotch Tape: I used regular Scotch tape, not the removeable kind. It holds well but is still easy to take off the bills when it’s time to take the bouquet apart.
  • Bamboo Skewers
  • Pipe Cleaners (aka Chenille Stems)
  • Faux Florals
  • Items for wrapping the bouquet (not pictured): I used a large piece of brown paper, some tissue paper, and some ribbon, all purchased from Dollar Tree.

How to Make a Money Bouquet

Making a money bouquet is really easy! Each bill is taped onto a skewer and then turned into a petal, and you can combine the petals however you’d like to make flowers for your bouquet. I’ll walk you step by step through the process I used to make this bouquet.

Idea Source: My bouquet was inspired by KK House on youtube. Check out her channel for lots more money bouquet ideas.

Create Petals

For each petal you will use one skewer and one dollar bill. You will also need three pieces of scotch tape, each about an inch long. Start with the bill face up on a table. Fold it in half and crease it, so when you open it back up you can see the exact center of the bill. Place a skewer onto the crease, about halfway up the bill as shown below. Place a piece of tape over the skewer, letting about a quarter inch of the tape extend past the end of the bill. (Tape is shown by the blue rectangles in the photos below.) Flip the bill over and place another piece of tape on the back of the bill in the same place, again letting the tape extend past the end of the bill.

Flip the bill face side up again. Grab the two bottom corners and bring them together to touch, as you see in the photo below. Pull the corners together to create a petal shape, and secure the bill by taping across it as shown by the blue rectangle:

You have created a petal that looks like this:

NOTE: I taped the pointed ends of the skewers to the bills so the flat ends would be at the bottom of the “flower stems”. This is because I gathered the flowers together with pipe cleaners to create a bouquet. If you would like to stick the ends of the flowers into floral foam instead, tape the flat ends of the skewers to the bills so the pointed ends will be at the bottom. Using floral foam can help make your arrangement very tidy, but also means there is a brick of floral foam at the bottom of it (which can be covered with a pretty wrapping).

Combine Petals into Flowers

Once you have created five sets of petals, put them together to make a flower. I wrapped pipe cleaners around the skewer stems to make each flower. I also placed a small sprig of faux floral in the center of each flower.

For a bouquet like mine, repeat until you have created three flowers. Then make petals from the other ten bills, but do not combine them into flowers.

Assemble the Bouquet

Place the three flowers together and use a pipe cleaner to secure all the stems together at the bottom.

Holding the bouquet at the bottom with one hand, add in the other petals around the outside edges with the other hand. Secure with more pipe cleaners. Add additional faux florals and secure with additional pipe cleaners. Adjust as needed until you are happy with how the bouquet looks. This is how mine looked from the top:

And this is how it looks from the side. You can see that all the stems are secured together with multiple pipe cleaners.

Wrap the Money Bouquet

Finally, you can wrap the money flowers to make it look even more like a traditional bouquet. I cut a square of brown paper that was about 22 inches x 22 inches. Then I cut tissue paper squares of 11 inches x 11 inches. I overlapped the tissue paper on the brown paper near a corner, as you can see below, then placed the bouquet down on the papers.

To wrap the bouquet, start by folding over the right side, allowing the top edge to fold down as you do so. Secure with a piece of tape. Then fold up the bottom corner. Finally, fold over the left side, again letting the top edge fold down. Secure with more tape, and then tie with a ribbon.

Once the bouquet is completed, you can place it inside a mason jar or vase to display it.

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Instructions

Money Bouquet

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Makes: 1 Bouquet

Prep Time: 45 minutes mins

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Want a fun way to give cash for graduation or a birthday? Try making your own money bouquet. It’s easy to put together with just a few supplies.

Supplies

  • 25 Dollar Bills
  • 25 Skewers
  • Scotch Tape
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Faux Florals
  • Paper for Wrapping like butcher paper, brown paper, tissue paper, etc
  • Ribbon

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Instructions

  • For each petal you will use one skewer and one dollar bill. You will also need three pieces of scotch tape, each about an inch long. Start with the bill face up on a table. Fold it in half and crease it, so when you open it back up you can see the exact center of the bill. Place a skewer onto the crease, about halfway up the bill as shown below. Place a piece of tape over the skewer, letting about a quarter inch of the tape extend past the end of the bill. (Tape is shown by the blue rectangles in the photos below.) Flip the bill over and place another piece of tape on the back of the bill in the same place, again letting the tape extend past the end of the bill.

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  • Flip the bill face side up again. Grab the two bottom corners and bring them together to touch, as you see in the photo below. Pull the corners together to create a petal shape, and secure the bill by taping across it as shown by the blue rectangle:

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  • You have created a petal. Repeat until you have 25 petals.

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  • Place five sets of petals together to make a flower and wrap pipe cleaners around the skewer stems to secure. Place a small sprig of faux floral in the center of each flower.

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  • Create three flowers. Place them together and use a pipe cleaner at the bottom of the stems to secure them in a bunch.

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  • Holding the bouquet at the bottom with one hand, add in the other petals around the outside edges with the other hand. Secure with more pipe cleaners. Add additional faux florals and secure with additional pipe cleaners. Adjust as needed until you are happy with how the bouquet looks.

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  • Cut a large square of paper and three smaller squares of tissue paper. Overlap the tissue paper near one corner of the larger piece of paper and place the bouquet over the tissue paper.

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  • Fold in the paper from the right, then up from the bottom, then in from the left, wrapping the bouquet. Secure with tape and tie with a ribbon.

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  • Bouquet can be set into a mason jar or vase for display.

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Tips

If you will be gathering the flowers and securing them together with pipe cleaners as directed, tape the pointed ends of the skewers to the bills so the flat ends would be at the bottom of the “flower stems”. If you would like to stick the ends of the flowers into floral foam instead, tape the flat ends of the skewers to the bills so the pointed ends will be at the bottom.

When you’d like to disassemble the bouquet, slide all the pipe cleaners off the skewer stems. Then gently pull off the tape that holds the petals together, and remove the tape securing the bill to the skewer. The bills will be curved; they can be ironed on a medium setting until flat.

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  1. Victoria Nguyen says

    DIY Money Bouquet (Easy!) (30)
    hello! can’t wait to try this 🙂 may i please ask how tall are the skewers? 12inch?

    thank you!

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  2. Vernon M Taliaferro says

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    this was awesome and appreciated

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DIY Money Bouquet (Easy!) (2024)

FAQs

DIY Money Bouquet (Easy!)? ›

Making a money bouquet is really easy! Each bill is taped onto a skewer and then turned into a petal, and you can combine the petals however you'd like to make flowers for your bouquet.

What materials do you need for a money bouquet? ›

You'll need cash bills, floral wire, tape, decorative elements, and possibly artificial or fresh flowers for a floral touch. Can I make a money bouquet with flowers? Absolutely! Incorporating flowers adds a personalized touch to your money bouquet, creating a harmonious blend of elegance and practicality.

What flower makes the most money? ›

According to seasoned flower growing pros, the best flower choices to ensure profits include:
  • Ageratum. Clusters of long-lasting flowers in red, white, and blue add color to bouquets. ...
  • Scabiosa. ...
  • Larkspur. ...
  • Snapdragon. ...
  • Peony. ...
  • Zinnias. ...
  • Sunflowers. ...
  • Verbena bonariensis.

Is it cheaper to make your own bouquet? ›

On average, you can save between 50 and 60% with making your wedding flowers versus having them done.

How many flowers should be in a bouquet? ›

How Many Flowers Do I Need to Make a Bouquet?
ArrangementMixed Bouquet (Focal Flower, Secondary Flower, Filler, and Greens)
Stem Count for Small Arrangement10 Stems
Stem Count for Medium Arrangement18-20 Stems
Stem Count for Large Arrangement25-30 Stems

Is $1000 enough for wedding flowers? ›

If your wedding party is larger, 8+ then expect to spend on the higher end of $1,500. Let's say your wedding party is only 3 or less, you can expect to spend closer to the $1,000 side.

How to decorate a gift with money? ›

Tape bills together end to end and roll them up. Place the roll inside a small gift box with a slit cut in the lid. Add a note with the words "pull me" to the end of the roll and allow it to poke out the top of the box to create a seemingly endless stream of cash.

What paper should I use for bouquet? ›

Table: Comparison of Bouquet Wrapping Paper Types
TypeProsBest For
Kraft PaperEco-friendly, TexturedRustic Arrangements
CellophaneGlossy, ColorfulGlamorous Bouquets
Tissue PaperSoft, ElegantDelicate Flowers
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What do you call the paper used in bouquet? ›

Cellophane(Waterproof material)

One of the main functions of cellophane, which is used in almost all bouquets, is to act as a waterproof layer (water reservoir), wrapping the base of the bouquet so that it can be filled with a small amount of water to keep it fresh.

Where can I get a $2 bill? ›

Where can I get $2 bills? Local banks should have $2 bills. If your bank does not have any current inventory, it can order $2 bills from the Federal Reserve Bank.

How much money can you make selling cut flowers? ›

While flower farmers across the US are reporting average sales of $25,000 to $30,000 per acre, we know that this 100% depends on the type of market they're selling into, the region, and the skill set of the grower.

Is it profitable to sell flowers? ›

Yes! Flower shop owners can make money when they ensure their product offerings align with their clients needs, drive revenue, regularly use a sound pricing strategy, and manage their expenses.

How profitable is flower business? ›

A retail floral shop generates on average $362,318 in annual revenue, according to the Society of American Florists, a trade group that represents growers, wholesalers and retail florists. But the majority of florists most likely bring in $200,000 or less in annual sales, Goodman says.

Who earns money by selling flowers? ›

A person who sells flowers and plants is known as a florist.

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