Introduction: Dollar Bill Flower Bouquet

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A Bouquet worth diving for!

Are you tired of plain old natural flowers? Maybe you are a bank robber and have stacks of money that needs to be laundered. Well have I got the project for you. Introducing The Dollar Bill Flower Bouquet! Works with other denominations other than the Dollar. You can use a five, a twenty, even a hundred dollar bill.

I got the idea from my aunt that used to make money arraignments in a vase for peoples weddings or birthdays.

Partly inspired by my kindergarten teachers project that made similar flowers from tissue paper then we sprayed them with perfume for mothers day.

I thought it would be a fitting entry for the Wedding Contest. It could be used as a gift for the newly weds or as the Bouquet for when they toss the bouquet to give them single ladies even more to fight over.

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Step 1: Materials

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  • Thin Wire
  • Paper Money ( I used 4 Dollar Bills per flower)
  • Floral Tape
  • Leaves or some filler flowers. Maybe some angel's breath flowers or something

Step 2: Curling Corners

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Firstly get four bills or more not too worn out so you don't rip them.

Start at the very corner and roll it up towards the center.

Repeat for all corners so that they are all rolled on the same side.

Do the same for the rest of the bills with the rolls on the same side if you want it consistent.

Step 3: Pinching and Tying Stem

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Cut 12 inches or so of wire.

Pinch the bill in the center and twist the end of the wire around it.

Do the same with the other bills.

Adjust the petals so that they are cupped out with the curled corners down.

Step 4: Flower Assembly

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Take one of the flower segments and shape the petals so it's fairly compact. That will be the center one.

Take another flower segment and slip it between the crack of the center segment with the petals rotated 90 degrees and twist the stems together.

Do the same with the last two segments and twist all the stems together.

You can then sculpt the petals to get them to look just how you want.

Step 5: Replicate

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Repeat previous steps if you want more flowers for a bouquet.

Twist the completed stems together.

I had only enough money for three.

Step 6: Filler

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The only thing green and lively looking I could find around my house was some ficus leaves so that had to do for me. You can put what ever you like with them.

I trimmed some of the bottom leaves off the twigs then wired them around the flowers stems.

I found some Floral Tape at the Dollar Store and then wrapped all the stems with the tape.

Step 7: Finished

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Make any adjustments needed and you are done!

Don't spend it all on Penny Whistles and Moon Pies.

Come time for you to toss the Bouquet at your wedding it is sure to be a blood bath.

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Thanks for reading.

Comments

LoMac (author)2014-06-22

Check back in a couple of days, after they accept in into the Wedding Contest, if you would like to VOTE for it. I'd appreciate it.

https://www.instructables.com/contest/wedding2014/

michyvi made it! (author)2014-08-22

What a neat idea to give as a wedding present.
I made 2 for my friends wedding.
Just had a hard time to figure out how to put all the petals together. But i managed :)

Thanks for the instructable!

ChEM (author)2014-08-02

This really saved my skin today.
"A woman scorned..." and all that. Actually, I think I'll name this particular bouquet's species "Scorn-Foil."
Thank you so much. Two thumbs up!

doodlecraft (author)2014-07-03

Congrats on your win! This project is fabulous and really one of my favorites! Great job! :)

LoMac (author)doodlecraft2014-07-07

Thanks doodle. Winning is sure a boost in spirit. That fancy pants camera will sure come in handy for future instructables.

lrobles5 (author)2014-06-25

I can't wait to try it and give it to my mom! It is such a neat idea!

vincent7520 (author)2014-06-24

Why don't you make it in euros ? The currency's worth 30% (or so…) more than the $$ !

Anyway I'm pretty sure this bouquet's not gonna stay very long in its pot !…

dangerine (author)2014-06-24

beautiful

I love this idea as a way to give money as a wedding present or a birthday present or something. So cute!

More appealing than handing someone a stack of money I'd say.

fixfireleo (author)LoMac2014-06-24

my cousins husband bought her a coach purse for christmas. she was saying, "oh, that's nice thank you" and setting it aside. he said "why dont you open it?" she did and started pulling out stacks of money. it was $42,000 cash for her to get her kitchen remodeled!! it was quite impressive to say the least. :)

fixfireleo (author)2014-06-24

if you plan on giving that to your girlfriend and getting lucky, i would plan on using those hundreds. ;-)

jjdebenedictis (author)2014-06-22

Oh, this is awesome!

Even better with Canadian money, which is different colours. Of course, they just switched us over to plastic bills, which probably won't work the same...

LoMac (author)jjdebenedictis2014-06-22

I thought the same thing with the colorful foreign money. It may work with the new bills if there's fibrous material in it.

Xing wu (author)2014-06-22

so beautiful

LoMac (author)Xing wu2014-06-22

They do look pretty neat don't they.

sabu.dawdy (author)2014-06-22

damn this one is unique

LoMac (author)sabu.dawdy2014-06-22

Thanks!

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