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Cute way to give money as a gift!
Giving money is boring when they open a card and it is just there... It was fun when my nephews and nieces got their little money presents this past Christmas! Some even kept them wrapped up and didn't want to open them...

This project is where practice makes perfect. It is also possible to make a long rectangular box by changing the size of the folds in steps 3 & 4. I found steps 5, 6 & 7 the hardest to grasp but then thought of just bringing up the side and seeing where it needs to fold as in wrapping a present. The fold is hardest since you can't have the money flat to do it and it is not pressing against anything as in wrapping a present.

Posted by Cotton Candees from Charlotte, North Carolina, United States • Published See Cotton Candees's 16 projects »
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  • How to make a box. Present Box Made Out Of Money - Step 1
    Step 1

    Fold first bill in even thirds lengthwise. Crease it with your fingernail.

  • How to make a box. Present Box Made Out Of Money - Step 2
    Step 2

    Fold the other half over and crease it as well.

  • How to make a box. Present Box Made Out Of Money - Step 3
    Step 3

    Fold over leaving about 1 1/2 inches from end and crease.

  • How to make a box. Present Box Made Out Of Money - Step 4
    Step 4

    Fold over the other way 1 1/2 inches from the other end and crease. This will make a square or rectangle in the middle of the money lengthwise.

  • How to make a box. Present Box Made Out Of Money - Step 5
    Step 5

    Unfold the sides so that they are sticking upwards with the middle flat on the table. Bring up one of the long sides and fold the money so that a side is made. The fold will cause the long side to raise up forming a side to both the others. Both corners must be made together to let the side be created.

  • How to make a box. Present Box Made Out Of Money - Step 6
    Step 6

    Here is a different view of how the fold is made. It is like wrapping a present where you fold the paper in a triangle shaped fold.

  • How to make a box. Present Box Made Out Of Money - Step 7
    Step 7

    Fold the other side as well. It helps if you keep the other sides up so that you can see just where the folds need to be. I folded in the top and brought up the money and folded as needed to make the side of the box.

  • How to make a box. Present Box Made Out Of Money - Step 8
    Step 8

    Fold the long piece of the money over the new side and then down into the box itself and then fold so that it lays on the bottom of the box.

  • How to make a box. Present Box Made Out Of Money - Step 9
    Step 9

    Fold up the other end to close the box up on the other side.

  • How to make a box. Present Box Made Out Of Money - Step 10
    Step 10

    Fold it over the side just created and then on the bottom.

  • How to make a box. Present Box Made Out Of Money - Step 11
    Step 11

    I then crease all the sides and have a little open box out of the first bill.

  • How to make a box. Present Box Made Out Of Money - Step 12
    Step 12

    Taking the 2nd bill, measure it against the side of the completed box so that it can be made a little bigger. The top must fit over the bottom. Fold the money as in steps 1 & 2 but just a bit bigger than the 1st bill. This is achieved by not folding the money all the way in even thirds but so that it is just a bit wider.

  • How to make a box. Present Box Made Out Of Money - Step 13
    Step 13

    The other sides must be a little wider as well so measure them against the 1st box before completing the sides. If you notice in this picture, the bill is folded over where the one side is not quite even with the end so that it has a bigger width.

  • How to make a box. Present Box Made Out Of Money - Step 14
    Step 14

    Follow steps 5 - 10 creating a slightly bigger box than the first one.

  • How to make a box. Present Box Made Out Of Money - Step 15
    Step 15

    You now have 2 boxes. One is the bottom and the other is the lid.

  • How to make a box. Present Box Made Out Of Money - Step 16
    Step 16

    I put quarters in the bottom one or candy. You can put whatever you want inside.

  • How to make a box. Present Box Made Out Of Money - Step 17
    Step 17

    Slip top over the bottom.

  • How to make a box. Present Box Made Out Of Money - Step 18
    Step 18

    This is what it looks like once the lid is all the way down.

  • How to make a box. Present Box Made Out Of Money - Step 19
    Step 19

    I tied a fancy thread around it and put a tiny name tag so that it looks like a present all wrapped up!

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sweetsundae0
sweetsundae0 · Ajax, Ontario, CA · 50 projects
That is genious! Happy
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