Text and images by Sarita Rajiv
It's kind of hard to get excited about gifting money right? You put the cash into an envelope, address it, seal it and that's it. I know. But then who says gifting money has to be a boring affair. I say, dress it up, have a bit of fun. I tried three fun ways to jazz up how we give money. They're easy to do and all you need is card paper, decorative/Washi tape, decorative stencils, paint, scissors and glue.
This one is inspired by a gift bag. I call it a money bag. Start with an A4 size card paper. Glue a smaller card paper in another colour to it (tape the ribbon handle to this small piece first) creating a small money pocket. Draw and cut out a hand that can hold the ribbon handle and tape it to the back of the A4 card paper to keep it in place. Add some final touches using decorative tape.
Fold a card paper into a rectangle (vertical). Cut out the top portion from the part of the folded paper that is in front and glue the bottom part to create a small pocket. Trim the top two corners, punch in a hole for the ribbon and add decorative tape. Your money gift tag is ready.
This one is the classic money envelope. But I jazzed it up with some fun designs using a stencil and paint.
Cash gifts are practical, useful and sometimes just what your family or friends need. And with these creative ways to gift money, you can make it fun too.
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