Money Tree Tutorial
~Used can good (cleaned out)
~$$$$ (I used $30...for 30th birthday)
1. First, find a branch or two outside.
2. Tape/saw and create your 'look' with your branches.
3. Base: a.Clean up a used can good.
b.Cut your cardboard to preferred size
c. Rip the outer layer of cardboard off to reveal inner layer
d. Hot glue your corrugated cardboard to the clean can
e. Place branch in base, and fill with 'filler' to the top.
Now that your base and tree are ready, time to create your money decorations! I have seen many different origami options, but I went with the good old nature frog. Seemed fitting for Chad and they are super easy, and actually quite adorable (in my opinion).
I watched this You Tube video on how to create the origami frog and really got a hang of it......
|my little army...adore them!!!|
|up close and personal!|
------Tie your little froggers to the tree limbs sporadically-----
side note: I did have an assistant (my mom helped for some, husband for others) who aided in holding the frog on while I tied ~ thanks! Using tape or glue will damage the $ potentially......so pick your poisen... ;)
------My mom and I were discussing how it stinks if you want to actually use the money....so #31 frog was created out of fabric by my magnificent mother......and I LOVE the little guy! This is so if the $ needs to be used at least you'll have a mini memento! How cool would it be to make them all out of fabric?!
|fabric origami frog (by: Kristy Goodin Soard)|
|Happy 30th Birthday Chad|