Gifts for the New Year
Money is one of the most practical gifts you can think of for the New Year. Such a present will always be appropriate, and its owner will be able to purchase the necessary thing to his taste. You can give a cash gift directly into your hands, in a regular gift envelope or postcard, or you can do it in more original and interesting ways. We will consider them in this article.
A present in the form of a money cake made of banknotes will look very impressive. To make it, need thick cardboard, paper clips, glue, ribbons for decoration and banknotes that you want to present as a gift.
First of all, you need to cut out templates for the cake. Their number may vary depending on how many tiers the cake will consist of. For a 3‑tier cake, need 3 round bases with a diameter of 30, 20 and 10 centimeters.
Then you need to measure the width of the bill and cut out 3 strips with a width corresponding to this value + two centimeters for indents. This is necessary so that you can cut cloves on each side of the strip, which will serve to attach the tiers of the cake. It is on them that glue will be applied to connect the tiers.
When all the blanks are cut out, proceed to the first tier. On a cardboard template of a round shape with a diameter of 30 cm, glue a strip with teeth. Its diameter should be less than 30 cm, so that there is room for folded bills.
It is important that they are on the ground after fixing. The diameter of the rolled banknote may vary depending on their number and equivalent.
If the bills are of large denomination and there are few of them, then the tubes can be made wider, and if the number is large, then the diameter can be smaller. We carefully fix each such tube from a bill with a paper clip on the side of the first tier. One paperclip does not allow the tube to unwind and secures the bill on the next tier. We carry out all similar operations with subsequent tiers. When using glue, accuracy is important so that the money does not get dirty, stick to the cardboard or stick together. This can lead to damage to the banknote, which can significantly spoil the mood and positive impression of the gift.
When the craft is ready, it can be colorfully decorated by tying it with openwork or tulle ribbons. Since the theme of the gift is New Year’s, you can choose ribbons with a print of fir branches, Christmas decorations, angels, snowflakes and stars.
Topiary from banknotes
This option is a great souvenir, through which you can creatively present a cash gift. It is generally accepted that such a souvenir attracts financial ll-being and material prosperity to the life of its owner. Topiary can be bought in a souvenir shop, and those who love creativity and needlework can make their own topiary from banknotes.
To do this, you need: a clay pot or other similar container, a tree trunk, which can be any wooden rod, gypsum for pouring the base and a base ball on which the bills themselves will be glued.
To make such a topiary, you need to use souvenir banknotes, as they will be glued to the base with glue. Each of them needs to be twisted into original cone-shaped leaves, glue the edges of the banknote with glue, and then fix it one by one on the base of the tree with glue. The base of the tree on which the crown will be attached can be any lightight plastic or foam ball.
To give real money, you can invest several banknotes in the already finished crown of a souvenir tree, knowingly warning the owner of the present about this.
Other original ways
A banknote folded in some original and unusual way, for example, in the form of a heart, a men’s shirt or a bow tie, will look very impressive. This type of origami is also called manigami.
It is enough to familiarize yourself with the step-by-step instructions, which describe in detail all the folds produced in turn. For example, a banknote folded in the form of a men’s shirt with a tie will be a wonderful gift for any member of the stronger sex: dad, brother, grandfather, son or husband. A heart-shaped bill will be a universal gift for every family member or loved one.
Increasingly popular are transparent balloons filled with rolled-up bills tied with little silicone braided rubber bands, which can be found in almost every hair accessory store.
For a more festive decoration, you can place a handful of bright silver, gold or multi-colored confetti in the ball. Such a ball can be additionally decorated with a bright fountain of helium foil balloons of the New Year theme. The owner of such a gift will be in a festive mood.
You can give banknotes by attaching them directly to the branches of a Christmas tree or pine. This can be done with paper clips or decorative clothespins.
Such a gift can be presented in a competitive context, for example, telling a child that treasures are hidden on a tree and he needs to find this treasure on his own.
During such a test, the child will experience joy and excitement, and positive impressions will be guaranteed to all guests.
You can beautifully present a monetary gift in a box decorated with scrapbooking. This decoration technique does not lose its popularity due to its elegant appearance and a wide variety of materials used. A few clippings from old books and albums, lace ribbons, glue, imagination and sleight of hand — and you have a real work of art in your hands.