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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.

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

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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.

LoMac (author) 5 months ago

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.

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

michyvi made it!3 months ago

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!

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ChEM4 months ago
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!
doodlecraft5 months ago

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

LoMac (author)  doodlecraft5 months ago

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

lrobles55 months ago

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

vincent75205 months ago

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 !…

dangerine5 months ago

beautiful

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

LoMac (author)  Danger is my middle name5 months ago

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

fixfireleo LoMac5 months ago

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. :)

fixfireleo5 months ago

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

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)  jjdebenedictis5 months ago

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 wu5 months ago
so beautiful
LoMac (author)  Xing wu5 months ago

They do look pretty neat don't they.

sabu.dawdy5 months ago
damn this one is unique
LoMac (author)  sabu.dawdy5 months ago

Thanks!