A Cute Way to Give Cash As a Gift


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And I don’t know what on earth is going on with 3G signal in the southeast, but unless I’m on WiFi, my internet is buggered.

Just thought I’d let you know why my posts went down from once every other day to pretty much nonexistent.

Fear not (not that any of you are really that bothered)—I’ve been doing a bit of DIY, but otherwise I don’t really have much left to do, despite being only nine and a half weeks away from the big day now. I’ve pretty much mostly been buying things for my honeymoon from Amazon. Thirty-six disposable ponchos arrived for me the other day…rock ‘n’ roll.

Anyway, to kick off being “back” I thought I’d do a little tutorial post for you!

My friends got married and had a small intimate wedding on an island off the south coast of England. We couldn’t go, but that didn’t mean I wasn’t going to give them a little somethin-somethin.

They had no registry that I knew of, but I did hear that they were going to Bali for their honeymoon. Luuuuush. So I decided that instead of giving cash, I’d give them some Indonesian rupiahs so they could treat themselves to a few cocktails on the beach.

Except I couldn’t get Indonesian rupiahs in an amount under £400. Boo. Never mind, I was told that US dollars are easily converted in Bali and foreign bills seemed to be a more exciting present than pounds.

But I didn’t want to just give them cash in a card. I wanted to make something pretty to put them in and so I went in search of cute ways to give cash as a gift and came across this from Martha Stewart!


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How cute is this? So I decided to re-create it. I got some card stock (I chose patterned card stock), paper, glue, scissors, a ruler, and some ribbon.


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I glued the card stock and paper back-to-back so both patterned sizes faced outward. Then I placed the dollars on top to see roughly how big to cut my card.



Once that was done, I scored it twice down the middle and folded to create a spine. I’ll be honest here—that didn’t work out perfectly but it was OK. It would probably work out better if you had real craft supplies, but you’ve gotta work with whatcha got!



At least I made it look even by cutting away some of the bits that didn’t overlap properly.


Then I added some extra paper to the spine and folded it over. I cut two slits at the top so it folded over better—I remembered that from binding my textbooks at school!




Again, not perfect, but still OK.

All that was left was to fold over my dollars and tie them to the envelope with ribbon! Ta-da!



Cute, right? It even fit perfectly inside the card.




Clearly, this isn’t a craft masterpiece, but I thought it was enough to show that Id thought of them and put in a little effort!

What do you think? Has anyone else got any cute ways of giving cash as a gift?


Mrs. Jackrabbit

Brighton, UK
Wedding Date:
September 2013
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  1. Member
    tealmarie 225 posts, Helper bee @ 5:30 pm

    That’s adorable! They’ll know you put some thought and a lot of love into it.

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    MrsM914 854 posts, Busy bee @ 7:42 pm

    So cute! Great job!

  3. mswaterfall Member
    Mrs. Waterfall 1403 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:17 pm

    Super cute :)

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    MrsBunnyBear 112 posts, Blushing bee @ 12:05 am

    Great idea! Will give this a go for my friend’s wedding that is coming up.

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    Merelymere 476 posts, Helper bee @ 7:46 am

    Welcome back!
    Great idea! I think it’s fun to see American dollars as “foreign currency” :)

  6. roadtrip Member
    roadtrip 803 posts, Busy bee @ 11:37 am

    So very clever! Gives me ideas about using the same idea to make little paper “wallets” to hand out tips in!

  7. sword Member
    sword 1029 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:14 pm

    that is so neat, I have to remember that when gifting cash in the future!

  8. jetsetter Member
    jetsetter 535 posts, Busy bee @ 2:42 pm

    awesome idea for any occasion! thanks for sharing! :)

  9. mspalmtree Member
    Mrs. Palm Tree 1122 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:27 am

    I have never heard of this but I LOVE IT! So cute and creative!

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    blonde17jess 1290 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:26 pm

    That is SO cute! and I also was like wait, foreign currency? Egocentric American here, forgot that USD isn’t the norm for you! duhhhh.

  11. gondola Member
    gondola 1046 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:21 am

    I love it! And you can never go wrong with a cash gift.

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    cosmo_gmr 488 posts, Helper bee @ 1:28 pm

    Love this idea! I will do something like this in the future.

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