How to Make a Money Rose

A money rose made with two dollar bills is a clever way to give money as a gift.
A money rose made with two dollar bills is a clever way to give money as a gift. | Source

Turn Paper Currency into a Money Flower for a Creative Gift

Have you ever been in a position where the only thing you can figure out to give someone as a gift was cash? Maybe you felt that wasn't very creative or personal? Well, there's a way you can do that and still make it an interesting and fun present.

Money roses make great gifts for:

  • Valentine's Day
  • Mother's Day
  • Christmas
  • Graduation
  • Birthdays
  • Retirement
  • Weddings
  • First wedding anniversaries- for which the traditional choice is paper!

This step-by-step guide will show you how to make origami money blooms of any denomination for any occasion if you need a creative way to give currency as a gift that is unique and fun without being cheesy.

© 2012 Kylyssa

Materials You'll Need for the Craft Project

Materials required to make a money rose.
Materials required to make a money rose. | Source

You Will Need:

  • Five to seven crisp, flat bills of any denomination you desire for each money rose you wish to make
  • One piece of straight floral wire for each bill
  • One roll of green floral tape
  • Artificial rose leaves

The pictured bloom made of two-dollar bills used six two-dollar bills, five became petals and the sixth became the bud in the center.

No legal tender is harmed in this craft project. The bills are only folded and pinched, never cut or glued. Practice on rectangles of paper first if you are concerned about accidentally tearing the money.

Folding the Bud and Giving It Curls

Fold the bills in half first as it will make curling the edges easier.
Fold the bills in half first as it will make curling the edges easier. | Source

Step One - Beginning the Center Bud

Take one of the bills and fold it straight in half width-wise as shown in the photo above.

While the bill is still folded, roll the outer edges into a small tube with your fingertips, holding the layers in a single piece on each side to form the curls as shown.

Folding the Petals

An angled fold makes the finished petals look attractively spaced on the finished flower.
An angled fold makes the finished petals look attractively spaced on the finished flower. | Source

Step Two - Folding The Petals at an Angle

Take the remaining four to six bills and fold them in half at an angle across the center as shown.

Roll the edges as shown above so all of the curls are facing the same direction when the bill is folded.

Putting the Bud on a Wire

Do this pinching and scrunching gently but firmly so as not to tear the bill. You may wish to practice on pieces of plain paper first.
Do this pinching and scrunching gently but firmly so as not to tear the bill. You may wish to practice on pieces of plain paper first. | Source

Step Three - Adding a Wire to the Bud for the Rose Center

Slip a floral wire through the fold on the bud bill.

Hold the bill firmly in place on the wire with one hand and bunch the paper of the bill together by pushing the paper of the bill together in small increments, bending the wire into a very tight "U" shape as you go. Give the wire a twist or two to hold the bill in place.

Putting the Petals on Wires

Take your time and be patient putting the money onto wires to avoid damaging the bills.
Take your time and be patient putting the money onto wires to avoid damaging the bills. | Source

Step Four - Putting Wires Onto The Remaining Bills

Slip a floral wire through the fold of each petal bill.

Hold the bill firmly in place on the wire with one hand and bunch the paper of the bill together as shown along the wire, bending the wire in a loop that bows in away from the direction of the curls as you go.

Bend the ends of the loop together and give the wire a twist or two to hold the bill in place.

Shaping the Bud

Don't worry if the sides of the bud don't look great.  They will be hidden by the petals when assembled into the flower.
Don't worry if the sides of the bud don't look great. They will be hidden by the petals when assembled into the flower. | Source

Step Five - Fluffing the Center Bud Into Shape

Stick a finger between the layers of the folded bud and pop the paper at the crease out a little in each direction to fluff it out, so the bud looks more rounded. Arrange the curls so they are interlocking as shown and set the finished bud aside.

Shaping the Petals

Here's how they should look from a few different angles.
Here's how they should look from a few different angles. | Source

Step Six - Curving the Petals Into a Natural-Looking Shape

Use your fingertips to bow the paper out in a curve as shown and use your fingers to relax the curl of the edges until they look a bit more like the natural curl of a rose petal. Repeat until you've done this with all of the remaining bills.

Assembly of the Bloom

Be sure to pull the floral tape tight as you wrap it around the wires to help it stick to itself.
Be sure to pull the floral tape tight as you wrap it around the wires to help it stick to itself. | Source

Step Seven - Bind the Bud and Petals Together With Floral Tape

Bunch the petals together with the bud in the center and slide the petals around the outside of it until they look natural.

Then, take the floral tape, starting just under the bloom, pulling steadily to keep the tape stretched, and tape down the bundle of wires.

If desired, a small collar of artificial rose leaves or an artificial ring of rose sepals can be placed at the base of the bloom to add more realistic detail.

Adding Leaves to the Stem

Silk leaves make a nice finishing touch.
Silk leaves make a nice finishing touch. | Source

Step Eight - Affix the Leaves to the Stem

Lay the artificial rose leaves along the stem approximately where they would occur on a natural rose and, using floral tape, attach them to the stem. Pull the floral tape tight as you wind it around the stem to activate the adhesive and make it stick to itself.

While one can buy artificial leaves separately I prefer to buy an inexpensive artificial rose and use its leaves instead. They look better and often cost less.

Your Flower is Complete!

photo by Kylyssa Shay
photo by Kylyssa Shay

To remove the bills from your money rose, simply find the end of the floral tape on the rose and peel it off the wires. Unbend the wires and free your cash!

photo by Kylyssa Shay
photo by Kylyssa Shay

Money roses can be arranged in vases or boxes, held by stuffed animals, or even tied to balloons. They can also be tied to actual branches to create a cash tree for special occasions such as wedding anniversaries, weddings, or graduations.

Video Instructions Below

The video below shows somewhat different but still very nice step-by-step instructions showing how to make similar money roses.

An Alternative Method

I learned to make money roses when a client brought one into the flower shop I was working at twenty-some years ago and asked me to make more. I took it apart and did my best to reverse-engineer it. Over the years I simplified the process so it is easier to teach and takes less time to make each one.

I made this bloom with assorted denominations of bills for a graduation gift.
I made this bloom with assorted denominations of bills for a graduation gift. | Source

Please Don't Steal the Money Rose Text or Images

Feel free to share the images on this page on Pinterest and link to the page as many times as you like and wherever you like as hundreds of thousands of people have done with my blessing, but using the text or images as if they were your own will result in a DMCA infringement notice to your ISP.

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© 2012 Kylyssa Shay

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To Whom Would You Give a Money Rose? 446 comments

Ms.K 5 months ago

Thanks for the great tutorial. I will try this for my daughter graduating from college.

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Diana Abrahamson 8 months ago from t Francis Bay

Love this money rose idea. Unique twist to gift giving!

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peachpurple 9 months ago from Home Sweet Home

wow, you got so many comments! I love crafts and this is really unique

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Stephen Kalu 9 months ago from Nigeria

Great and fantastic hub. How did you get to learn how to do this. Keep it on and going. Good pix as well

dbdflorist 9 months ago

Play "fake" money from dollar tree works just as well and doesn't carry the expense when you intend for it to remain a rose and not be torn apart. Also for practice rounds before you ruin your cash. Or as decorations at an event where real money roses would quickly line purses.

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Kylyssa 10 months ago from Overlooking a meadow near Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA Author

You're welcome. It's really quick and easy after you have a little practice. Thanks for reading.

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fpherj48 10 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

KY.....Thanks so much for this perfectly illustrated step-by step guide to making dollar bill roses. These make a really impressive gift for any occasion! I intend to give it a try!.....Paula

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Kylyssa 10 months ago from Overlooking a meadow near Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA Author

Make as many roses as you like and sell them as you like! Don't forget to charge for your supplies and labor.

Zachary 10 months ago

I need to make roses for someone and they want to pay me. This is the best tutorial I found and I was wondering if I could use it to make the rose I am selling. I am making three and wsa wondering if I could do it under your permission or if you want me to not make it, thank you for your time :)

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hubblueafox 12 months ago

Thank you for your idea, but I will use normal papers :v

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mactavers 12 months ago

Thanks for the great idea.

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Fox Music 15 months ago

Thanks for Sharing This Unique Hub-Page "How to Make a Money Rose"

Sherilyn Hernandez 19 months ago

I linked this how-to on my blog! What a cute and unique idea!!

Parly 20 months ago

Awesome. Saw this once in a bouquet and was amazed. The lady cried, as it was a give from her daughter.

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Ian Connelly 20 months ago

That is awesome I was just looking for how to do this with money a couple days ago!

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Jacobb9205 20 months ago from Gloucestershire

Wow, amazing way of giving someone money! Instead of just handing them the money you present it to them in a wonderful way! Thank you for the instructions on how to make one myself!

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FlowerCS 20 months ago from Delaware

Wow this is so beautiful! It actually looks like a flower unlike some how to's you see today. That is an amazing gift, thoughtful and creative great hub!!!

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MonkeyShine75 20 months ago from Los Angeles, California

This is great, I just wish I had enough ones to spare so I could make some money roses :)

Money actually makes a very pretty rose

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toptengamer 20 months ago from The Game

Origami is one of the coolest arts I have ever seen. The fact that you can make a spider on a web out of a single piece of paper without cutting or ripping it is amazing.

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Meggan Dunn 21 months ago from Winnie, TX

When I waitressed sometimes I would get money folded up in different ways. I love the rose and think it would make an awesome gift!

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Parth1995 21 months ago from Ahmedabad, India

yeah! it is really nice to make it. i will also try to make it

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sallybea 21 months ago from Norfolk

That is cute, now I just have to find a way of printing some of those bills:)

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DaphneDL 21 months ago from Saint Albans, West Virginia

What a great gift idea or an addition to a wrapped gift. Thanks for the instruction!

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meghansmummy 21 months ago

Thanks will be trying this

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CorneliaMladenova 21 months ago from Cork, Ireland

This is great idea, should try it :)

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Toni Pacino 21 months ago

Very cute and awesome idea. I love this! Might try it

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Nimblepins 21 months ago

I enjoyed this hub! It's such a great idea. I think your pictures are lovely - crisp and helpful. Also, I appreciate your tip about getting the leaves from a cheap flower. I am going to try one!

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Rui Carreira 22 months ago from Torres Novas

A very nice hub. I'm going to try to do one and give it to my girlfriend.

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Georgina_writes 22 months ago from Dartmoor

Such a great idea. Giving cash always seems a bit of a cop out. At least this way I'd feel I'd made some effort. Rating and following.

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MasterworksFA 22 months ago from Oakland, CA

What a great idea! I'm going to make one for my friend who is all about floral design.

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artprs 23 months ago

Very awesome guide! This is quite a unique creation.

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JKWriter 24 months ago from Right in the middle.

This is such a beautiful idea! Much more elegant than greeting cards with a money pocket! Love the tutorial, and can't wait to try!

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Rachael Tate 2 years ago from England

Such a unique gift idea! Love it!

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Tina Asalina 2 years ago from Alabama

awesome, luv it

Susan 2 years ago

This is a great idea. I was having a go but your money must be made from paper. As our money is plastic paper and I can't get it to blend at the corners. Love it anyway.

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Cesky 2 years ago from Nairobi

What an amazing gift idea. Loved the tutorial.

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smine27 2 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

I remember seeing this lens over at Squidoo. Looks great over here too!

maurinehmontalvo8 2 years ago

Really awesome. Thanks for sharing!

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austinmichael 2 years ago

This is very informative and interesting lens. I like it.

julie2005carter 2 years ago

Great Fathers Day gift !

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CashInTheHand LM 2 years ago

A great gift for father\s day, thanks for the great idea!

pennyovenden 2 years ago

Great tutorial!

streetboy 2 years ago

Its wonderful to see how to make money roses...its amazed me.

minhtuong1992 2 years ago

wow,very useful when picking up girls:))

DDLewis 2 years ago

These are so cute for a gift! Great video!

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stoddarda 2 years ago

That is awesome!! I would give it to a girl for her birthday to impress her :)

Mirelae 2 years ago

now that is simply beautiful :)

sirteacup 2 years ago

Fantastic! I love roses and money so this lens was right up my ally. So great for giving money as a gift. I can't wait to make a bouquet of these, thanks for the guide.

GEMNITYA5 2 years ago

Awesome Money RoseAlso shared on Facebook :)BlessingsGEM

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Keith J Winter 2 years ago from Spain

Wow!! I love this idea. I'm going to have to give this a go. Thanks for sharing.

kimrgns 2 years ago

Cool idea. Especially if I don't know what to buy for a gift

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queenofduvetcover 2 years ago

I wish I would get a dozen money roses!! lol This is an awesome idea. I will keep this in mind next time I give someone money as a gift.

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EmmaGraceEllis LM 2 years ago

This is brilliant, i love it, i am going to have to attempt this :-)

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meloyelo 2 years ago

Awesome! What a cool gift!

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Kylyssa 2 years ago from Overlooking a meadow near Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA Author

@GEMNITYA5: Is it real art? I don't know. "Real art" is kind of hard to define. Is it real money? Definitely! I used my roommate's two-dollar bills to make the rose that I photographed step-by-step through the process.

GEMNITYA5 2 years ago

Phenomenal, I was wondering is it real Money Rose Art?BlessingsGEM

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Codris89 2 years ago from Italy

wow! wonderful tutorial!

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kayenta 2 years ago from utah

What a creative way to give money as a gift. Great lens!

anshulgupta 2 years ago

absolutely awesome...brilliant.

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Kylyssa 2 years ago from Overlooking a meadow near Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA Author

@BillyZhang: I've made them with hundred dollar bills before but they were for wealthy clients who gave them as wedding gifts for the most part.

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BillyZhang 2 years ago from Sydney, Australia

For a second I thought you were using hundred dollar bills! LOL!

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Kylyssa 2 years ago from Overlooking a meadow near Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA Author

@WikiDZ: Actually, I used my roommate's two-dollar bills (he gets them from the bank because he likes to leave them as tips) because I was broke when I made this tutorial. I've probably made hundreds of currency flowers of one sort or another for clients or friends but I've only made a very few with my own money to serve as gifts. They can make five bucks look a lot more impressive as a gift.

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WikiDZ 2 years ago

First you need money. ;)

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Seasons Greetings 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Weird seeing a two dollar bill again. I like your money rose but I don't think it would work with Canadian money, the new bills anyway.

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webindex lm 2 years ago

(I'd like to live as a poor man with lots of money. - Pablo Picasso)I dream that I have a lot of A Money Rose

sandy-zoom 2 years ago

Some people do not find the money and the others make roses money

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ecogranny 2 years ago from San Francisco

This would be a fun way to give cash to a grad or as a birthday gift to a teenager. Thanks for the superb pictorial how-to.

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kiki-chou 2 years ago

This is fantastic!

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Diaper Bag Blog 2 years ago from Czech Republic

Nice idea! I have never seen money roses before. Great present for every origami lover.

katiesnow 2 years ago

what a great gift idea!

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Essy K 2 years ago from South Dakota

Love Origami. ^.^

marianmiamian 2 years ago

This is fantastic! Thank you so much for the great idea and easy to follow instructions.

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esmonaco 2 years ago from Lakewood New York

How very creative!! I love it Thanks for this idea and instructions :)

maese-broli 2 years ago

Good idea for a graduation gift!

sotera 2 years ago

I make money corsages with sugar cubes for my girls 16th birthdays!! I cut narrow ribbons of my color choice I tie the ribbon around the cube leaving a tail--all 16 different lengths===I gather them together and add 16 one dollar bills (crisp) tie the flowers at top to form a corsage add a long corsage pin on the back. You can even cut a tiny picture of the girl in center of flowers!!!!

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sociopath-free 2 years ago

Classy way to present cash.

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aminebombom 2 years ago from Doha, Qatar

To my woman, it's really beautiful idea i will use it for sure, well done making this beautiful article

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Craftymarie 2 years ago

This is absolutely stunning - I love your money rose and I think it would be beautiful for Mother's Day. Thank you for sharing.

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thestellargirl 2 years ago

This is so interesting!

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Baddew Fibes 2 years ago

How very inventive!

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am23g23 3 years ago

Awesome idea, thanks for the share!

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anonymous 3 years ago

looks amazing. beautiful!

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Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

I love this idea and with Canadian money being colorful I think it would look beautiful made into roses. Pinning so that I can refer back to your lens when I make my own.

anonymous 3 years ago

Have been doing my own version of this for years. They are beautiful for a presentation bouquet for a special anniversary. Your local florist will gladly give you a long stem box and tissue for a gift presentation. I add a drop of rose fragrance for effect too.

anonymous 3 years ago

I will be making these for my Granddaughters grad.

RANADEEP 3 years ago

Very nice thought,I learned something new!!

mathew31 3 years ago

This is a really cool idea and I've never heard of it before! I love the uniqueness of it.

anonymous 3 years ago

making a bunch of roses for my daughters 21st

anonymous 3 years ago

This was a perfect idea for my cousins bridal shower! The instructions were easy to follow and I know it'll be a hit!

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josietook 3 years ago

I've bookmarked this lens. Plan on giving your idea a go next time I give cash as a present. Great lens.

anonymous 3 years ago

Those are beautiful

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bancdebinary1 3 years ago

Wow.. What a unique idea! We have other ideas on what you should do with your money, but this is definitely more fun :)

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tammywilliams09 3 years ago

Very creative and very thoughtful gift!

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HomeArtist1 3 years ago from Charlotte

GOSH! I soooOOO wish I coulda had the instructions/idea for this money rose when my son graduated. I'm gonna make on for the next B~day. FAB!!! :^P

london40 3 years ago

Cool, The best of both world, money and love.

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cwilson360 3 years ago

When I was a waitress I loved when people got creative with leaving cash tips! I've gotten flowers, boats and birds - so cool!

GameHelp 3 years ago

Now if only I had the money to do this... ;)Fantastic lens!

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marktplaatsshop 3 years ago

This is a great idea, I will use it at the next party I'm going to, thanks for sharing

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SheilaSchnauzies 3 years ago from Omaha, NE

Wow what an amazing idea, and what a great lens you have written! Beautifully concise and amazingly illustrated instructions! I am going to give one of these to my son and his new bride at their wedding in October! Thanks for a great idea.

anonymous 3 years ago

@Vineliner, cute! Just go to the bank, explain to the cashier u want to make a special gift and need X amount of crisp $2. bills. They may hesitate at first but they will oblige. As far as the money flowers... I am the go-to girl for creative gift ideas. I love the roses. I will make those for family. For work, I will be making the lotus flower. I sooo do not like making the fans. Been doing that for years. Thank you so much for the newer ideas.

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cgbroome 3 years ago

OMG! I love this idea! I am bookmarking this page because I know I'll use it many, many times! Thanks for sharing a fantastic idea!

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vineliner57 3 years ago from Bloomington, IN

Cool idea. BTW, I haven't seen a 2 dollar bill in who knows how long. Maybe they have all been made into money roses...

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MBurgess 3 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

This money rose is certainly a more creative idea for gifting money than just stuffing cash into a greeting card! This is great! Nice lens!

anonymous 3 years ago

I am going to give this to my granddaughter for her high school graduation with some real roses. Since my son died things have been kind of tough for her and I think will make her laugh. Thank you

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zee-macmillan 3 years ago

This has got to be the coolest craft I've ever seen, love it! I'd give a bouquet of these to mother, best gift ever lol

sherry9459 3 years ago

hahaha its hilarious and very attractive ....

waqascheema 3 years ago

you can give this to your girlfriend she will be very happy :D

anonymous 3 years ago

jUST WOW! Kylyssa, know wat i juss love the colour of dollars and in a rose form, its like magic wand!

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ThisisMissyMiss 3 years ago from The Fabulous Midwest

This is so neat! I like how you provided pics for each step. I'm terrible at most crafty things.

anonymous 3 years ago

I have watched several videos and viewed different instructions on how to make these roses and this on by far makes the most natural looking roses. I made a sample one with simple white paper cut the size of a bill. I used single rose stems from AC Moore that were on sale for $.60 each. I made mine in less that 15 minutes and it looks great. I am making a bouquet for my daughters Sweet 16 and I am making roses with a $5 bill as the bud and 5 $1 bills as the petals. Can't wait to see the final product.

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oldthemushy 3 years ago

Awesome way to propose someone ;)

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Arod17 3 years ago

This is so cool I am going to bookmark this Lens and try to make this tonight!!!

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desilegend 3 years ago

Always wanted to know how to do it. Added to my Pinterest!

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leifgustafson 3 years ago

Fantastic, eclectic and unique lens! Never seen this before!

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jadehorseshoe 3 years ago

The craft is harder than it looks, but repeated attempts - practice - will produce good results.

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NailArtDesign LM 3 years ago

What a unique idea, looks very cool. Might be a little difficult but I'm definitely going to give it a try! Would give it to my brother :)

lionmom100 3 years ago

This is very cool and would make a wonderful money gift.

jura 3 years ago

Good idea to make money rose as a gift .

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cire81 lm 3 years ago

Good lens writing. Keep up the good work and looking forward to more lens from you. Do check out my lens and give me your comment.

Zienna1 3 years ago

Great lens! hmm..maybe I better show this to my kids, so they don't have to worry about buying me a gift for mother's day. Such great ideas! Thanks for sharing.

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nicks44 3 years ago

If you ask me I would give it to some random lady on the street, cause this has to be the most creative way of "spending" your money with "head" ... so to say!

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treehousebrando1 3 years ago

They say money doesn't grow on trees, but apparently you can turn it into a flower!

anonymous 3 years ago

I would give it to my wife for Mother's Day! Cool lens!

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JeffGilbert 3 years ago

This is a great how to lens. I've never seen using money to make a rose. Great lens!!

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Klinetka 3 years ago

Great rose. I would not mind if somebody gave it to me :-) and it is also a great gift when we want to give money to someone for their birthday or graduation..

RinchenChodron 3 years ago

Great details and photos. Fun idea! Well done - congrats on making the front page.

anonymous 3 years ago

niceeee....very impressed. i don't know there is another use of money. innovative!

TommysPal 3 years ago

Great lens. Money makes a beautiful rose. I love it.

Torrs13 3 years ago

What a unique idea! The instructions were very easy to follow.

dudokdudok 3 years ago

WOW. Such wonderful gift idea and well put together lense.

willoconner 3 years ago

This was awesome.....thanks for sharing such a lovely post.

french_violet 3 years ago

I can guarantee that I will never be able to do this, even with your amazing instructions, but I love how beautiful the money rose looks!

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Pinasheart 3 years ago

Very pretty. If someone gave me this as a gift I think I would keep it in rose form forever.

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pickyshopper 3 years ago

With graduation coming, my eldest granddaughter would appreciate something like this. Great lens! Thanks for the how-to's...I'll be back closer to the time when I'll need the step-by-steps. :)

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chocochipchip 3 years ago

wow so beautiful! thank you so much for your lens!

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peterb6001 3 years ago from England

That is so cool and so much better than just giving money. I might actually make a couple and post them in a box. Hope they turn out as nice as yours.

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BowWowBear 3 years ago

Always like to find interesting presentations. This one is a little complicated but can be used to great effect. Well laid-out lens. Thanks for sharing!

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ejb711 3 years ago

Wish I had come across this a couple weeks ago :/But, very nice idea. I will definitely have to keep this in mind!

anonymous 3 years ago

To my eldest daughter. She loves money & she loves roses lol. I often give her a chocolate rose on Valentine's Day. Next year it will be one of these. Thanks, nice lens :)

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amandascloset0 3 years ago

My husband has an aunt in her late 50's, she is mentally handicapped and doesn't have interest in many things. For Birthdays and holidays all she ever wants is money and Hot Tamale candy. There are only so many creative ways to make her a basket or box full of just those two things. I am bookmarking your lens because for the next event I'm going to get her a boquet of bills and put the tomale boxes on lollipop sticks. This should make a floral arrangement she'll enjoy. Thanks for posting.

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Rock Artist 3 years ago

This is such a cute idea, I love it! Thank you for sharing!

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VineetBhandari 3 years ago

very expensive flower but my wife will definitely expect this from me whenever she goes on shopping.

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Loretta L 3 years ago from Chilterns, UK.

What a very clever idea, but I'm not sure I'm good enough at crafts to make one. Wish I was though.

whitebob_king 3 years ago

this rose is a little expensive,but so interesting.

charles34 3 years ago

I usually think of informative content as dull but necessary for learning. Interesting informational articles like this are rare. This material is informational without being boring and intimidating.

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Lady Lorelei 3 years ago from Canada

I think a dozen money roses would be an amazing wedding, anniversary, birthday, or graduation gift. These paper roses are gorgeous and I love your step by step instructions and images.

JayRockins 3 years ago

LOVE this. I'm going to surprise a certain someone tonight with this :)

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GeekGirl1 3 years ago

what a very expensive flower, :)

mina009 3 years ago

Cool idea.. still not so safe maybe to go out holding it in your hands ;)

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Yvette Munro 3 years ago

What an interesting concept, great lens.

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Jawill 3 years ago

Cool lens and awesome gift idea! Will have to give this a try, look's real simple and fun.

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Appollonia 3 years ago

Very creative way to give a cash gift!

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PinkstonePictures 3 years ago from Miami Beach, FL

This would make a great gift

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uneasywriter lm 3 years ago

I have seen these money roses before now i know how to make them. Great lens!

anonymous 3 years ago

I have twenty two nieces and as each graduate s I plan to give them a bouquet each time Thank you Thank you :-) :-) :-) :-)

chiconsquidoo 3 years ago

this is one great tutorial!!!

anonymous 3 years ago

great art! thanks for posting

anonymous 3 years ago

Awesome tutorial! I will be hanging on to this for later use!

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WriterJanis2 3 years ago

What ideas here.

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happymonkeyz 3 years ago

really nice money rose. thankyou.

anonymous 3 years ago

Just made one for a birthday gift - beautiful way to do a money gift. Thanks for info to do.

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takkhisa 3 years ago

It Looks nice!

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ErikAlexander LM 3 years ago

This is cool! Even cooler when you use $2 bills. Like woah totally awesome!

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Kylyssa 3 years ago from Overlooking a meadow near Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA Author

@anonymous: Absolutely! You unwrap the floral "tape" which only sticks to itself then you unbend the wires and remove it from the bills. The money is a little wrinkled but no worse than your wallet or pocket will do to it in a few days.

anonymous 3 years ago

Can you still use the money after making a rose?

anonymous 3 years ago

I've made these for gifts for years. I have one friend who has had many leads on Broadway. Whenever I can get to one of his shows, I send one of these "roses" backstage for him with no note or anything. He always knows it's me (and that I'll want to come backstage after the show : ) Nice video. BTW we have the SAME wedding ring!!

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clouda9 lm 3 years ago

Just wanted you to know...folks are loving/sharing/repinning this on my Brilliant Ideas pinterest board :)

anonymous 3 years ago

I put one in my church offering plate, it was beautiful

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norma-holt 3 years ago

A new blessing on this lovely lens and may you have a wonderful, successful and happy 2013. Hugs

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mandoubt 3 years ago

Looks great!

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mrdata 3 years ago

WoW! Nice creation with paper bills. Great lens! Thanks!

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InfusionArt LM 3 years ago

Love that, such a cool idea and I'd give a money rose to my best friend!

myspace9 3 years ago

Great idea. Nice lens.

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LaGranImprentaO 3 years ago

I love it!!Thank for sharing

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BluKatDesign 4 years ago

Very cool! Thanks for sharing this! A few in a Christmas stocking could be fun!

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arfrancis lm 4 years ago from Northamptonshire, UK

Amazing idea. Perfect with Christmas coming up.

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bushaex 4 years ago from Ohio

You have provided me with a whole new image for "creative financing"! Truly exceptional. SquidAngel blessings.

HopeLabel 4 years ago

Great idea for a lens. Love it :)

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BestRatedStuff 4 years ago

Lovey rose, looks cool with money, but might try it with colored paper maybe with a darker center and lighter on the edges, think it will come out really nice.

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Isabellas-cabin 4 years ago

This is a great lens! I never would have thought about making these roses out of money. Great thing for me to try maybe the tooth fairy will have to do this for one of my children!

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sweetstickyrainbo 4 years ago

that is some sweet cash!

anonymous 4 years ago

Love this and it's just in time for my granddaughter's 10th birthday. I love to top off her gifts with a little something special ... and can't wait to see her face when she sees the money roses.

anonymous 4 years ago

Guess we should have had a few of these too, Adriana:o)

alternatived 4 years ago

Cool stuff!

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alexandradouglas 4 years ago from Florida

I would give one to my boyfriend

anonymous 4 years ago

My boyfriend gets really creative with his gifts and always gives me a bouquet of roses. Being the weaker link in the creative department, I always tell him I will find a "boy equivalent" to roses. FOUND IT! Thank you so much! I'm going to start practicing, now. :]

anonymous 4 years ago

Growing up we were told that money at birthdays was wishes for a long happy life so I give money with every gift (or as the gift) at every birthday. These roses are going to make giving wishes so much more. Thank you for sharing.

anonymous 4 years ago

I typically give money unless I can think of a useful gift. This is a great way to skip the card with money.

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PoeticChristian 4 years ago

My son or for a birthday present, very cool and different gift

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IncorrectlyWired 4 years ago

Very cool, and nice, instructive pics to follow along with. Great lens!

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Kylyssa 4 years ago from Overlooking a meadow near Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA Author

@norma-holt: Thank you so much! At least in the US, as long as the money isn't permanently damaged or actually altered, it should be fine. These bills can be taken off the wires and unfolded. A press under a book overnight and they'll look better than most do a week or two into circulation.

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norma-holt 4 years ago

Wonderful lens but is it legal to use notes in this way, Featured on Blessed by Skiesgreen 2012-2 and also on Squidoo LOTD Lenses-2. Congrats and hugs.

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montanatravel52 4 years ago

I absolutely LOVE this idea, thanks! I'm not much of a crafty person (meaning I'm not all that great at making crafts, despite my attempts:)), but you provided some very detailed instructions that make it look pretty easy, even for me. I am excited to try this out as a gift, wonderful idea! I wrote a lens on using fishing as a gift idea for an outdoors dad that might interest you?

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LynetteBell 4 years ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

Thanks for the looks so pretty and and a great way to give money!

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hamstring 4 years ago

Oh.My.Word. So coolNow I want to give some money away.

anonymous 4 years ago

great lens for creativity concept

ckemple1 4 years ago

I was just going to give my girlfriend a rose but this is twice as good! Thanks!

anonymous 4 years ago

This is genius... it's beautiful, creative and such a great way to give a fabulous, memorable gift for less! Thank you for sharing -- I will definitely be trying this out!!!

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helmrose lm 4 years ago

Nice, if i ever win the lottery i will give some of these away lol

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barberrela 4 years ago

What a lovely idea! This will make a great wedding gift for friends of mine who have requested cash for a honeymoon.

DMVAgent 4 years ago

Yeah!.. So creative, I should try this its very cool. Great idea.. :))

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WendyKaye 4 years ago

Who would have thought? Loved it! ;)

PROmotionsLLC 4 years ago

Such a cool project! Thanks for sharing!

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eTravelSense 4 years ago

What a lovely idea!

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royaaa lm 4 years ago

I think it's very good!!

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nicewriter lm 4 years ago

i will give for someone i love :)

naomiyoung 4 years ago

I would give it to my young brother. He would really love it

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Hailemichael 4 years ago

I like that...Innovative mind!

ParagonHRSolutions 4 years ago

That's absolutely incredible :o

clayva 4 years ago

Wow, I've NEVER seen this before ever. How clever a gift that would be? I just might try it for some very special! Thanks!

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John Dyhouse 4 years ago from UK

Now that would be telling; but seriously to my better half.I went to an art exhibition earlier this week featuring a loca artist who worked with old books. She made some fabulous installations using work like this from pages from the books, I was really amazed by them and thought I could see how to do it for some of my craft projects. So finding this lens is very propitious, as I now know how to do it properly . A well explained step-by-step tutorial - blessed

jennsanchez739 4 years ago

Wow! Great Idea. I found this lens just in time and Love it. I have 2 birthdays coming up : )

anonymous 4 years ago

Hahaha, they still cost less than real roses.

anonymous 4 years ago

My God Daughters Birthday is today but we are celebrating next week, just becoming a teen the $$$ is perfect. What a greast easy fun treat

OneNewVoice 4 years ago

That really is a cool idea and different.

Laychee 4 years ago

I love the idea, so much better than simply giving money in an envelope along with a greeting card :)

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potovanja 4 years ago

Great gift on your great lens...Thank you 4 visit my...

anonymous 4 years ago

What a wonderful gift.

Mapper 4 years ago

Very cool idea. I'm going to have to use this for something.

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suzy-t 4 years ago

This would make unique gift for the "person who has everything". Blessed and pinned to my SquidAngel Board.

StephRoman 4 years ago

I'm sucha sucker for unique crafts like this! I wanted to jump for it but I currently have some more-so "experienced" bills that wouldn't hold up as well. I'm definitely going to come back though! :D

Lindrus 4 years ago

Great idea! Very nice.

courtneywesley 4 years ago

i have to give it a try. love it <3 and i would give one each to my boys. great idea

Ruthi 4 years ago

Just thought I would let you know I am right now showing a friend your lovely money roses! I am also submitting this lens for LOTD and hope to see you get it soon!

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ussiandiram 4 years ago

it can be use for shopping...

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ussiandiram 4 years ago

it's a money origami

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MohkaUK LM 4 years ago

Wow they're really great, not sure If I'd trust myself with folding up my money without ruining it!

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bwet 4 years ago

very clear instructions. love it!

Tahamtan 4 years ago

Funny lense

Funkysi 4 years ago

hehe. Great idea. I just need a money.

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Matejg LM 4 years ago

Amm.. i think to my parents. I would give them a lot of such flowers..ql topic! :)

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THNeto 4 years ago

Ingenious & really useful! Always had a problem giving impersonal cash even when asked but no more-thanks!

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pcgamehardware 4 years ago

Really great idea, thanks for sharing this great way to make a money rose. :)

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poorwendy lm 4 years ago

Just about one of the neatest thing I saw on Squidoo.

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mysweetjane lm 4 years ago

now that's a great idea instead of giving a gift card or money in an envelope!

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Cdoimne 4 years ago

This is one of the coolest things I've ever seen done with money (excluding the purchasing of my cello ;) ). I used to make Origami roses but I'd never thought to do it like this. I'll certainly try this!

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Angelgirl1976 4 years ago

This is really cool, I was thinking as being as I am from UK we do not have 1 bills we have coins so I was thinking that I could adapt this with any paper. Love this Idea I will be using this for 1st year wedding annerversaries. Thank you for the idea, it is amamzing :)

gadgetchecker 4 years ago

very nice.. but if possible, can I have a real bush that grows these?? might help keep up with the needs spending needs!!

ibakir 4 years ago

amazing clever art!! love it :D

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TeakShowerBenches 4 years ago

Great Idea. Thanks

julia007 4 years ago

Amazing Money Rose!

julliembud 4 years ago

A beautiful idea. thanks

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stressless-2 4 years ago

Great Idea, I would definitely give a money rose! I am saving this with my gift ideas. It would also make a great addition to my bows, on top of the package, for a special gift!

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raelcalu 4 years ago

good least they'll have time to think how to remove the bills after they receive it, it would be fun too.thanks for the share.

mamun_js 4 years ago

Thanks for giving nice Idea

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vividviolet 4 years ago

this is one of the coolest projects I've ever seen!

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TK2012 LM 4 years ago

This would be a cool party trick, thanks for the info!

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joannalynn lm 4 years ago

Have you seen the folded money shirts? They aren't beautiful like the roses, but a lot of fun, and slip into a wallet :). These are a novel idea. I'm afraid I'd tear the bills!

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iPSiArt 4 years ago

would be cool to make it from 100 or 200, but kinda afraid to ruin the paper :D

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ptruc 4 years ago

This is expensive rose lol :)

audithedestroyer 4 years ago

Now this is awesome!

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sunny saib 4 years ago

To parents! :)

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oooMARSooo LM 4 years ago

I now have the perfect gift for a birthday this upcoming weekend. I get stingy and use ones or be generous with a mix of 5's, 10's and maybe... no, I think 5's and 10's are more than enough! LOL

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AmitGogna 4 years ago

wow!! nice one.. I will give to my best friend :)

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ShariSmith 4 years ago

for kids, on Christmas season! :)

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Earnlat 4 years ago

Cool gift idea, I know lots of people the would appreciate this surprise!!

ddalgleish 4 years ago

Great instructions, thanks. This will make a unique gift for someone.

Shadowslave78 4 years ago

I would give, and even make, my beautiful wife a money rose.

olmpal 4 years ago

Great tutorial and cool rose!

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koushikab 4 years ago

Very much creative.

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clouda9 lm 4 years ago

Incredibly clever idea...I am already thinking of occasions that I can get a little crafty and make these money roses. Congrats on LOTD too!

jackyad6688 4 years ago

If sent to the girl,more attractive than roses

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OCDiscusFish 4 years ago

that's cool!! nice

KalpitSharma 4 years ago

Maybe in a wedding to congratulate the newly wed..!!

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ResearchAddict 4 years ago

What a fantastic idea for a wedding, graduation or birthday party. Great instructions too!

DebMartin 4 years ago

This is a great idea for a graduate. It seems each June I'm writing a bunch of checks to graduates and this would accomplish the same thing in a much more thoughtful way. Thanks, d

missyfromohio 4 years ago

This is a great idea for a birthday gift for my niece

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seashell2 4 years ago

Great idea, I've seen this given at a wedding shower for the bride to be!

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JenaleeMortensen 4 years ago

What a creative idea to make giving money a unique gift.

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dnuttall 4 years ago

Really a creative idea for a gift. Looks quite complicated. Might be out of my league.

WineGadgetGirl 4 years ago

Wow! What a unique gift idea! Feel free to send me a dozen - all made from $100 bills of course :)Really enjoyed your lens!

sally-james-56232 4 years ago

What a creative idea. Great for a weeding gift or something different. Well donr.Sally James

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CanvasArtPrint LM 4 years ago

Simple, but so effective!

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january962 4 years ago

Beautiful. I wouldn't mind getting a few myself=))

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favored 4 years ago from USA

I could give this to a lot of people. Good idea. Way to go making LOTD.

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linfcor 4 years ago from Spring Hill Florida

Great for a birthday or a wedding....nice job "Plan on including this lens in my wedding website and blog !

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Darla Dixon 4 years ago

How wonderful! Thanks for sharing your knowledge!

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Bustler 4 years ago

In our custom, we give money rose to our wife when we get married. Nice lens

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microfarmproject 4 years ago

Great idea with very clear instructions. Congrats on LOTD!

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Kiwilook LM 4 years ago

Amazing post!!!!

iwrite4cash 4 years ago

Great lens, very helpful and a generally good idea! Thanks for sharing!

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Pat Broker 4 years ago from Templeton, CA

Great lens and easy directions. I would give a money rose to Great lens and easy directions!

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IMKZRNU2 4 years ago from Pacific Northwest

I love this lens...very fun!

allystuart 4 years ago

great lens. nice instructions and pictures. I would definitely try this one out.

petekruze 4 years ago

Nice lens but I don't think you could do this with Australian bank notes as they are all plastic.

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Kylyssa 4 years ago from Overlooking a meadow near Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA Author

@sblurton: I've never used more than seven bills per rose but you could surely experiment to see how it looks.

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thehandmadesecret 4 years ago

My cousins would love these because they are made out of $2 bills! We grew up getting $2 bills for our birthdays as kids. I love that you used them!

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Gayle Mclaughlin 4 years ago from McLaughlin

How clever. Great tutorial! Not sure I could do this--but you gave excellent instructions.

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Sunflower2423 4 years ago

Nice lens on making a money rose. I will have to try this sometime as this looks really neat and fun to make.

sblurton 4 years ago

me likely, i'm thinking of making one. but in the UK the notes are all different sizes. can you make it with 10 or even 20 bills if you wanted?

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PNWtravels 4 years ago from Wandering the Pacific Northwest USA

Great photos to illustrate each step - I think even I could do this! Awesome How-to lens.

anonymous 4 years ago

I Like this idea.Thanks!:)and I've read you homeless lenses they are very sad.:`( It mad me cry.

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LornsA178 4 years ago

I don't mind receiving a money rose. What a great idea! Thanks!

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BookNympho LM 4 years ago

Great idea! Now I just need to find someone to give it to! :)

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Barbara2659 4 years ago

What a fun lens! Great gift idea too. Your instructions are awesome.

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PastorCher 4 years ago from United States

Just about anyone. Neat idea.

anonymous 4 years ago

Can think of a lot of people but they live too far away from here where I am.

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JaySamson1 4 years ago

That looks so nice! I tried it out with normal money-sized white paper and I failed miserably, haha. I think I'll keep practicing before I do the real thing.

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Diana Wenzel 4 years ago from Colorado

What a great way to give a creative gift of cash. Congrats on your LotD and SquidWoot recognition. I'm pleased to see you featured. Very nicely done.

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Ashly Rain 4 years ago

Fun and different idea. I also like the step by step directions. Well done.

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Franksterk 4 years ago from California

How very cool. I'll definitely be giving money in a much classier presentation from now on. Thanks for sharing and making it so steo-by-step easy! Blessed. Bear hugs, Frankster

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PurplePansy LM 4 years ago

This is a fascinating idea! I love all the clear step by step photos that you provide. Congrats on LOTD!

NumerologyExpert 4 years ago

They look very nice. I am going to try this craft . Thanks for sharing!

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Charlino99 4 years ago from USA

This is a beautiful gift idea. Congratulations on your well deserved LOTD. Thank you for sharing your wonderful craft.

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RawBill1 4 years ago from Gold Coast, Australia

What an interesting idea. I have no hope of doing that with our plastic notes here in Australia though, it just would not work. Congrats on LOTD.

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ifeelgod lm 4 years ago

My Wife, My Pastor, My Daughter ...This is a GREAT lens!! If you were #2 I am scared to even try to enter the contest.Congratulations on your lens of the dayIn Him,JMb <>

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SootheCity 4 years ago

Awesome Job! I hope I get one of those.

motobidia 4 years ago

Looks great! Now that's a flower everyone would love to get! :-)

Astrofele 4 years ago

Great idea but I still prefer how real roses smell, I know many will not agree.

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HNCelica 4 years ago

Wow, I'm gonna try this! Great job!

mhiweb 4 years ago

Hey! you Make a Money Rose..Its really looking great yeah!

JoshK47 4 years ago

What an excellent idea to make a gift that may seem impersonal quite personal! Great work - blessed by a SquidAngel, and congrats on LotD! :)

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KandH 4 years ago

This is very cool and our money in Barbados is very colorful blue for $2 bills, green for $5, brown for $10, purple for $20, orange for $50 and gray for $100 so it would be even prettier if I made one here - thanks for sharing :)

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Spiderlily321 4 years ago

This is so cool. I would love to make some of these to give as a gift. Thanks so much for sharing this great lens!

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djcopa 4 years ago

Nice lens, good photos make all the difference when showing instructions.

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Dressage Husband 4 years ago from Pine Grove, Nova Scotia, Canada

Great idea for those special days. Maybe I will give it a try.

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Rosaquid 4 years ago

Congratulations on winning LOTD! Your great photos and clear instructions are a useful example for us Squidoo lensmasters.

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augustineghost lm 4 years ago

great lense... ill have to try this one day! i can definantly tell why this one has made it to LOTD. Congrats!

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marlies vaz nunes 4 years ago from Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Wonderful! Congats with your LOTD!

rodricorod 4 years ago

Oh that's awesome! I'll take a dozen please! lol

Sfthomas 4 years ago

Very nice detailed instructions.

anonymous 4 years ago

This is a wonderful post! Very ordinary and I like the fact that you gave detail instructions! Great Post!!!!!

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paperfacets 4 years ago from La Verne, CA

Top notch money rose instructions. The rose looks good too.

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tomzi123 lm 4 years ago

Heh very interesting lens never seen this before will definitely try to make this one day. Btw congratulations on LOTD.

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WriterJanis2 4 years ago

What a great gift idea. This is the first time I've seen this. Congrats on LOTD.

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goldenchildngo 4 years ago

This is a great project. I'm going to try to make this for my mom & dad on their next anniversary.

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MEDerby 4 years ago

That is so cool and the step by step instructions are great. The new Canadian bills are almost like plastic, but they're very colorful. I can't wait to try them in this project.

anonymous 4 years ago

It's a pleasure to return to this wonderful creativity to congratulate you on LotD!

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KimGiancaterino 4 years ago

Excellent step-by-step guidelines. What a unique way to present a cash gift. Congratulations on LOTD.

tedforbes 4 years ago

So great! What an awesome lens! Thanks for sharing

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agoofyidea 4 years ago

Me. I don't like getting cut flowers because they die, but I would love to get a money rose. It is a sweet idea.

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peggygallyot 4 years ago

The Malays here use these sort of things to send their gifts to the brides house.

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fireauthor 4 years ago

i think it is very funny ,i think the flower is very cheap because you used currency with small value

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Beaddoodler 4 years ago from Lubbock TX

What a wonderful idea! I've seen money folded into shirts and many other shapes, but so far I think this rose is my favorite.

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alina nicoleta92 4 years ago

haha, awesome lens.

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Lizald 4 years ago

What a wonderful idea - never seen anything like it. I suppose the recipient would iron them before spending

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anka05 4 years ago

I like it. Never thought about using money for a handcraft. It helps to see money in a new light :). Thanks for sharing!

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delia-delia 4 years ago

Congratulations on LOTD! very cool unique project, don't know if I would use my old $2.00 bills, but that's a great idea for a gift...thanks for sharing!~d-artist Squid Angel Blessing~

anonymous 4 years ago

What a great idea - it makes giving money much more creative. Even the guys would like a money rose.

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WritingForChange 4 years ago

What a cool twist on the somewhat inpersonal gift of money. Will give it a try next time I'm gifting cash.

aquarian_insight 4 years ago

This is such an excellent idea. I'm usually not a fan of roses, but I can get on board with money roses. Fabulous lens *blessed*

anonymous 4 years ago

Very cool! I worked in a flower shop for about two months at one point in my life. I can do this! Thanks!

kayla_harris 4 years ago

I think girls love money and rose, especially money rose!

anonymous 4 years ago

Terrific idea! Congratulations on getting LoTD!

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Nandagopal LM 4 years ago

A new and interesting idea for a gift. Your demonstration of making a Money Rose is also very absorbing. Thank you for such a wonderful idea. Hope to make use of your idea when I have an occasion to give a gift.

milky-way-35977 4 years ago

expensive rose

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Close2Art LM 4 years ago

what a great idea, fantastic page, BLESSED

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cupcakeideas1 4 years ago

I would totally give a money rose!

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katiecolette 4 years ago

Congrats on LOTD! Great tutorial for making a unique gift :)

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aka-rms 4 years ago from USA

Congratulations! This crafty lens has been selected as LotD today. You can read all about it at SquidooHQ: I love this idea and plan to use it in the future. Thanks for sharing it!

pawpaw911 4 years ago

Very cool idea for a gift. Congratulations on your LOTD. Well done.

anonymous 4 years ago

How creative! And what a perfect gift! Thanks for sharing this interesting lens with us.

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writerkath 4 years ago

Hi Kylyssa! This is an awesome lens! I think your instructions are excellent, and I think that even I could make a money rose! Congratulations on your lens of the day honors, Purple Star, AND high honors in this Monday's challenge! Terrific subject and spurring my creativity! :) Hugs and Blessings! Kath

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tsimm51415 4 years ago

Great original lens! I can't wait to make one for myself!! Why not?!? :-) Thanks.

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Kae Yo 4 years ago

That would be a fun way to give a gift. Congratulations on LOTD!

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Cari Kay 11 4 years ago

I like that idea! The funny thing about me is that I don't like handling money. I know that so many people have their hands all over it. I try to debit card everything :)

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GabStar 4 years ago

As a fellow craft enthusiast I think these are positively brilliant! Well done :-)but as a bank teller please understand I wouldn't want them ending up in my till....

Sanja94 4 years ago

Nice, I will try it, thanks for giving idea...:)

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adragast24 4 years ago

Nice lens, those flowers look great. On the other hand, do love and money mix well... hmmm a bit skeptical...

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MartieG 4 years ago from Jersey Shore

Money roses would make a great gift - thanks for the easy to follow steps with photos! Congrats on LotD ~~~~~Blessed~~~~

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PaigSr 4 years ago from State of Confussion

Great Idea. This would make a great gift for the wife on our aniversary. I could see giving her a dozen roses with a couple of these mixed with in. A great way to say Flowers for the house and go uout and have some fun on your own. This one will be book barked to be used next month. Shhh don't tell the wife.

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LeslieMirror 4 years ago

Cool! Thieves would be confused!

teenbee 4 years ago

Interesting article! It would be cool to receive money in this form!

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thememorybooksh1 4 years ago

Great Lens, will try to do it, And Congo for the getting lens of the day title :)

poland24 4 years ago

it looks great, I will try to

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intermarks 4 years ago

I wish I will receive a money rose more often.

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Ardyn25 4 years ago

This is so awesome...such a good idea. Thanks for posting!

rabbithole 4 years ago

thanks now i can make my girl happy :D

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cameras14 4 years ago

fantastic way to impress my girl

AndrewBloggerB 4 years ago

haha, i guess that's one way of combining money with love :)

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futureme lm 4 years ago

What a fantastic way of dressing up a gift of money!

andrewvoznyak 4 years ago

nice gift idea)

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Gypzeerose 4 years ago

How can it be that all your lenses can be so consistently GREAT? Squid Angel Blessed.

cleanyoucar 4 years ago

Nice tutorial here :D squid liked

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ektacis lm 4 years ago

Thanks for showing step by step instructions of making this. I really love it and definitely try it out as I love such kind of crafts and try to experiment different things.

getmoreinfo 4 years ago

I love these money roses, they are awesome and make perfect gift ideas. Congrats on LOTD too.

Childbirth_Educator 4 years ago

Sure, who doesn't want money as a gift?

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Mary Crowther 4 years ago from Havre de Grace

This would be a great gift for the holidays for someone at the bank, grocery store or a mail carrier!

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Rangoon House 4 years ago from Australia

Wow! I would love a dozen long stemmed please. Blessings and congratulations on your Lens of the Day recognition.

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kimbesa2 4 years ago from USA

Very clever and creative! This is a great gift idea, very clever. Congratulations on an awesome lens, Squidwoot winner, Purple Star and LOTD!

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alaiamax lm 4 years ago

Interesting tutorial! It can be use as home décor. thanks for sharing.:-)

anonymous 4 years ago

Nice tutorial - wouldn't mind having a dozen of these.

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mlipskoch 4 years ago

I love it! Defiantly going to keep this in mind for some upcoming weddings and and graduation gifts.

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daniela12 4 years ago

When I don't got time to grab a gift for someone I usually give money inside an envelope. I never thought about money roses, very creative way! (: Impressive lens, thanks for sharing.

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LiteraryMind 4 years ago from Connecticut, USA

What a great idea. Great lens. Congratulations.

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junecampbell 4 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

Well.... in Canada, the smallest bill we have is $5. Therefore, the rose would cost me $30 to make. This would limit who I would want to give it to ....

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ae dc 4 years ago

What a great tutorial! Congratulations for your win!

mouse1996 lm 4 years ago

That would be a neat way to give a child money for their birthday or a holiday. Very cute and clever idea.

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indigoj 4 years ago from UK

I know a few people who deserve one. Only a couple of days ago I was making paper roses but would never have thought to make them out of money. It's a fantastic idea and also a nice way to give money to someone who could use it in a quirky way. Congratulations on your SquidWoot win!

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Redneck Lady Luck 4 years ago from Canada

I think that a money rose would be a great graduation, birthday, anniversary, or wedding gift. Actually origami money roses are a great gift at any time. Everyone appreciates a little extra cash. A big congratulations on your winning article. It really is a winner.

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banapple 4 years ago

Yes I have been faced with the only option being cash to give as a gift. Will definitely make one of these. Great lens!

miaponzo 4 years ago

This is an amazing idea! I'm going to try this!!!! And congrats on the WOOT :)

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lbrummer 4 years ago from Hartington, Nebraska

Make mine from $100 bills and I'd like a dozen. lol Really, this is a unique idea for a gift and definitely one that would be appreciated. Great lens.

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Im Horse Crazy 4 years ago

Wow! I've never seen this before - very cool! I definitely want to try this to give as a gift to my friends!

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mariaamoroso 4 years ago from Sweden

What a lovely gift!!!!!!!!! Thanks!

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SheilaMilne 4 years ago from Kent, UK

It's a superb idea for turning a mundane, even though generous, gift into something special! I would be happy to give it to almost anyone.

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CottageHomestead 4 years ago

WOW! So impressive, I love it!

Ruthi 4 years ago

I will definitely following your instructions and try my hand at making a money rose. I think this is a great gift idea. I hope someone sends me a money rose bouquet!

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squidoopets 4 years ago from Abbotsford, BC

I would give a money rose to any of my daughters - they love to get money as a gift and what a creative way to present it. Congrats on winning the SquidWOOt this a superfantastic lens :)

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MJ Martin 4 years ago from Washington State

Wow, I can think of lots of people who would love one of these. What a wonderful idea and lens. Congratulations on winning the How To Challenge. So pretty!

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kislanyk 4 years ago from Cyprus

Cool Origami piece and congrats to winning the second place! Blessed.

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LaraineRoses 4 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

Fabulous idea for a gift. I can't wait to make one of these roses. I like your idea of adding different denominations too. Angel Blessings!

msseiboi 4 years ago

Great idea for gift on such occasion as birthday, anniversary etc

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phoenix76 4 years ago from WNY

Looks like an excellent gift idea! If only I were crafty.....thanks for sharing and congrats. :D

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Kiwisoutback 4 years ago from Massachusetts

Very cool visual effect! My two year old daughter would love one.

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the-good-stuff 4 years ago

Awesome idea, especially for graduations! Very fun way to gift money!

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Rosaquid 4 years ago

Great idea and Congratulations on your second place win! I like this idea. Thanks!

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LizMac60 4 years ago from United Kingdom

What a lovely idea. Congratulations Kylyssa.

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sidther lm 4 years ago

WOW! I love this! So many teen/ graduation parties that this would be a perfect gift for! I will absolutely remember to come back here for the next party I need to give money at (probably next month). This really is great Kylyssa!

SteveKaye 4 years ago

What an amazing idea. And congratulations on winning 2nd place in the Woot challenge plus a purple star. This is a fantastic lens.

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LisaDH 4 years ago

I've never made a money rose, but I have made various money origami to give to my nieces and nephews. They enjoyed it. It's a great way to give money as a gift.

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Nanciajohnson 4 years ago from Mesa, Arizona

I love this idea! I wish I had seen it before I went to my step-son's wedding this past April. I would have made them a bouquet of Money Roses! Congrats on winning 2nd place and a Purple Star!

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psiloveyou1 4 years ago

I have a couple of weddings coming up, and this is an awesome idea! Congrats for getting 2nd place for Squidwoot!

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NausetViews 4 years ago from Boston

Very creative! Thanks for a great lens and the easy to follow instructions.

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CCGAL 4 years ago

Those are so lovely - I'm afraid I'd make them from monopoly money so nobody would have to undo them, ever. I've seen money trees at special occasions, but a money bouquet or arrangement would be far more impressive than any of the money trees I've ever seen. Congratulations on your second place SquidWoot Week 2 win.

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PromptWriter 4 years ago from Eastern Ontario

Very pretty. I would give a money rose to my sweetheart.

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verymary 4 years ago from Chicago area

wow, how pretty! love this!!

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CoeGurl 4 years ago from USA

Wonderful photos with great instructions!

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MizzMary 4 years ago

I wish I could 'like' this one twice!

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MizzMary 4 years ago

You said it already - graduation, wedding, birthday and whenever you don't know what else to give. THIS definitely trumps a gift card any day of the week. I for one would love to receive this...hundreds please!

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Morgannafay 4 years ago

Congrats! After the awesome lens you made last week I'm glad you won this time. Also I think the money roses look awesome! This is something I'm going to have to try. :)

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dancerene 4 years ago

Wow, what great idea! These would make perfect gifts on Valentine's Day. Money roses beat fresh roses anytime... at least for me... Haha!

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BLemley 4 years ago from Raleigh, NC

P.S. Congratulations on the SquidWoot Win! Well deserved! B : )

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TeacherSerenia 4 years ago

very nice. almost like origami, but it is completely different.

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BLemley 4 years ago from Raleigh, NC

Wow! This is a really cool and classy way to give the gift of money! Your instructions were perfect and very easy to understand ~ SquidAngel blessed! B: )

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Virginia Allain 4 years ago from Central Florida

Wow, the money rose looks fantastic. I wish someone would give me a whole bouquet of these. You've explained it very well.

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Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

Congratulations Kylyssa on winning 2nd place in the Squidwoot challenge!

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flycatcherrr 4 years ago

What a classy and attractive way to give a gift of money - and just think how lovely these roses would look if made with our multi-coloured Canadian bills!

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MermaidDoc 4 years ago

Great lens and very cool idea for a gift. Congratulations!

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Anthony Altorenna 4 years ago from Connecticut

What a great idea, and great step-by-step photos to explain how to make a money rose. Congratulations!

anonymous 4 years ago

w00t! You are so gifted and creative Kylyssa, what a beautiful and perfect presentation for making money roses...I would love to receive some of these any day. Congratulations on your win!

acregmed 4 years ago

Congrats. Great job!

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Faye Rutledge 4 years ago from Concord VA

I think this is a very cool and unique idea for a gift. I was once given a money wreath. Congratulations on winning the hoodie. :) Very well deserved.

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SheGetsCreative 4 years ago from Seattle, WA

Cool idea - had to pin it on my Pinterest How-To board. Congrats & blessed

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Brandi Bush 4 years ago from Maryland

Very cute project...and a gift anyone would love to receive! Congrats on your success in SquidWoot! :)

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Scarlettohairy 4 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

What a great idea to make the gift of money that much more special!

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SusanDeppner 4 years ago from Arkansas USA

Beautifully done and what a fabulous gift! Congratulations on your SquidWoot prize!

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aka-rms 4 years ago from USA

This is so creative. I love it!

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gamrslist 4 years ago

that's the kind if flowers i would like to get couldn't make one though my wallets full of moths thanks for share

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gatornic15 4 years ago

Great idea! Congratulations on placing in the SquidWoot Challenge! Blessed

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PaulaMorgan 4 years ago from Sydney Australia

What a great idea. Your instructions are really clear too!

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TreasuresBrenda 4 years ago from Canada

Kylyssa, this is brilliant & yes, I will keep it in mind for gift giving.

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Commandrix 4 years ago from Benson, IL

Really good. I can think of a few people who are hard to buy for but would like one of these. Good luck with the SquidW00t challenge.

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    Kylyssa Shay worked as a florist for eighteen years and has created and taught an assortment of crafts to adults and children of all ages.

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