Friday, January 23, 2015

DIY: How to Create A Money Tree


All  items were purchased  from Jo-Ann Fabrics!  But I am sure you can get all if not at least some of the items from any craft store. 

Really easy to find, most items are in the florist section.  Don't forget your coupons for an even better deal at check out! 

1. Take your Green Foam Block and chop it up into pieces to fit into your 6" Clay pot or plastic pot

2. Make sure the Green Foam Block pieces fit all along the bottom to the top of the pot. 
  Flip the pot upside down to make it is secure. 
*Nothing should fall out

3. Take the wooden dowel and puncture a hole in the middle of one of the
 Green Foam blocks.
(Make sure its deep enough to hold the dowel without leaning)

4. Take out the wooden dowel an pour Elmer's All Purpose Glue inside the hole for better security.

Now it's time for the Pot Topper (Fake Moss)

5. Place Pot Topper around the secured wooden dowel to cover your green foam blocks.

* I used a little bit of Elmer's All purpose glue on the bottom of the pot topper
 (fake moss) to secure it in place.

Placing the Styrofoam Ball on top's a bit tricky

6.  I recommend buying more than one wooden Dowel. Most come in packs of 3.
Use the extra wooden dowel to puncture just enough to place the Styrofoam ball  on top of the  planted wooden dowel. 

7. Place Pot Topper (fake moss) around the Styrofoam ball for a mix of greenery.  

Elmer's All Purpose Glue worked just fine, for extra security I used a little bit of my glue gun but it's really not needed.  

PLEASE NOTE *I did not place the Pot Topper (moss) all over the Styrofoam ball because the next step is where the real fun begins!!!

Dollar Bills, Leaves and Florist Greening pins

8.  Fold your crisp currency like a fan.

Fan yourself with your money

9. Take the end of the fanned money and wrap the end of the dollar around the florist greenery pins and push the ends of the Florist pin into the Styrofoam ball. 

10.  To add more greenery to your Money Tree, take your florist greenery pin and wrap around your leaves around the push pin and PUSH inside the Styrofoam ball OR...push in your leaves stems into the Styrofoam ball. 
I did both

and TA-DA! 

Your MONEY TREE has Blossom!  

May it bring prosperity in everything you do!
It makes a great gift!  I made this particular one for one of my sisters for Christmas and she loved it!
Have Fun with it!  Let me know how it turns out.  Comment below!

Next D.I.Y. Project scheduled for February 9th!  Just in time for Valentine's Day!