"The money machine"
I saw several of these "premade" boxes online ranging from $5 to $17 dollars (plus shipping.) Who wants to spend money to give money. So I tried making one myself.
Money- $1 are fun (because the roll is longer.) but any denomination of bill works.
Reposition-able Tape- (Scotch- Matte' Finish)
Fake Money- Or use fake/play dollar bill images printed from online.
Mod Podge-Plaid Crafts
To create your "Money Machine"
- Start by taping your bills together end to end (I used a small piece of tape on both sides for extra strength.) The "matte finish" tape came off the bills nicely as long as the tape didn't over lap the entire edge of the bill.
- When your money chain is finished rolled up the bills and place in a box that will fit not only the roll but big enough you can cut a slit in the top to feed your chain through.
- Using the craft knife, cut a slit in the top of the box. Then take your play/fake money and Mod Podge to the surface of the top of box. Add your letter stickers. If you want a title on your machine. I gave it a final coat of Mod Podge to act as a sealer to make sure the stickers stayed in place.
added some directions on how to use the money machine that I printed out. I also realized I
wanted some type of "pull tab" to thread through the top of the box so
this I also printed off and then taped to the end of the dollar bill
Then it's wrapping your gift and "patiently" waiting for your favorite teacher to open!