Avoid looking like you took the easy way out and give your cash graduation gifts a little pizazz. Here are our five favorite ways to get creative when giving money.
Money Flower Bouquet: She will probably get flowers on graduation day anyway, right? Replace the blooms with some green she can really use. Here you will find detailed instructions on creating a lovely flower bouquet perfect for giving as graduation gifts or for any other special occasion.
Cash "Checkbook": Give your graduation gift in $1 denominations, bound together like a checkbook. Simply take your stack of dollar bills to the local office supply store and ask them to glue-bind the top edges with a cardboard backing. Once completed, slide the "checkbook" into a cover and include a check register showing the starting balance.
Money Origami: Practice the ancient Japanese art of paper folding with some crisp bills for a totally unique presentation of your cash graduation gifts. You can buy a book with detailed instructions or search online to find free money origami instructions.
Money Soap: Soap making has become a popular hobby and you can pick up a kit at just about any craft supply store. Simply follow the instructions for making a batch of transparent glycerin soap, but place a folded bill into the mold before pouring.
Balloon Pop: Decorate for the graduation party with money balloons. Before inflating, stuff a bill or two into colorful balloons and hang them around the party room. To help the grad get to those graduation gifts out, wrap up a pretty package containing a straight pin for popping.