Things You'll Need
- Five newer dollar bills
- Floral wire
- Floral tape
Learning to make flowers out of dollar bills will help you create valuable and unique bouquets that will never die. They make good gifts for birthdays, anniversaries, graduations and a full range of other special occasions. You can even make one for yourself, keeping beauty and bucks constantly within your line of vision.
Make a Dollar Rose Petal
Place a newer dollar bill on a flat surface, with the front side facing up.
Use a toothpick to curl the bill inward a short amount on each of its four corners. You want each corner to roll as evenly as possible toward the center.
Place your bill face down.
Fold your dollar bill in half.
Put a piece of your floral wire in the fold.
Crumple the fold of the bill to the floral wire. Bunch the bill up into petals. You'll need to be gentle with your crumpling to avoid tearing the dollar.
Pull the floral wire so that the bill is in the center. Twist the wire so that it forms the stem of your money flower.
Form a Money Rose
Create five dollar petals.
Take one dollar petal in your hand, and begin adding the others to it in a spiral. Arrange the dollars to conceal each petal's open sides.
Twist the floral wires of the dollar petals together to form one thicker stem.
Wrap the stem with floral tape. Start at the base of your flower and work your way down to the end of the stem.
Adjust your flower petals slightly so that they resemble a rose.
If you want to add leaves to your money flower, buy some artificial ones and tape them onto your floral wire.
There is a law concerning the intentional defacement of United States currency. You should read it to decide whether and how the law applies to what you intend to do. In most cases, creating a money flower will not render it unusable. You can find the text of the law at FindLaw.com.
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