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Ideas for Making and Gifting Money Trees for Different Occasions

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A money tree makes for a unique and innovative gift for your loved ones. It's a great way to bring a smile on their face, with very little effort. So, the next time you run out of gift ideas, think about making a money tree.
Aparna Jadhav
Last Updated: Mar 19, 2018
Everyone says growing money on trees is impossible, but it is quite possible for! How would you react if one of your birthday presents was a plant with actual money instead of leaves on it? It is a great idea of surprising someone, as nobody expects such gifts from anyone. Money trees are a great way to gift someone some money.
The best part is that money trees are great gifts for any age group, and for any occasion, such as birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, bridal and baby showers, housewarming parties, etc. Instead of simply giving cash in an envelope, why not take a little more effort and stick those bills on a plant?
Things you will need To Prepare a Money Tree
  • A real or an artificial potted plant (whatever size you want)
  • Currency bills
  • Ribbons and bows of different colors
  • A card to write
For a Baby Shower
baby shower
Baby shower gift ideas are common as everyone gives the mother to be either baby clothes, products related to baby care, or toys. If you are going to attend a baby shower, then you can gift the mother a well-decorated money tree.
Directions For Creating a Money Tree
You need to purchase a potted plant, either a real or fake one. Then, either stick or tie currency notes to the branches and leaves of the plant. Preferably use smaller notes as you can fill up the tree with them, and the money tree will have a complete and blossomed look. To make the tree look pretty and attractive, decorate it with ribbons and other decorations of your choice. Write a card, giving your best wishes to the new mother and stick it to the tree. If you want, you can wrap the tree with wrapping paper.
For a Birthday
Birthdays are a wonderful occasion to gift a money tree. You can come up with your own innovative ideas to decorate the tree, like pasting pictures of the birthday person on the branches along with the money. Some birthday quotations can also be written and pasted on the branches.
Directions For Creating a Money Tree
You need to purchase a potted plant, an artificial or real potted plant to begin with. If the person to be gifted is in his teens, you can tie 10 dollar bills all over the tree. Likewise, if they are in their 20s or 30s, you can use 20 and 30 dollar bills respectively and similarly for the other ages. You can tie a little card or a note to one of the leaves of the plant expressing your feelings and wishing the person on his birthday. Decorate the tree with ribbons and streamers to make it attractive.
For a Wedding
wedding money tree
A lot of people like to give money as a wedding gift. If you want to gift the couple money, there is no other better way of doing it than making a money tree.
Directions For Creating a Money Tree
You need to purchase a potted plant, an artificial or real potted plant. Then you can tie 10, 20, 50 and 100 dollar bills on the purchased tree. As it is a wedding gift, decorate it as much as you can. To add a personal touch, you can even tie some pictures of the couple on one or two of the branches. You can also add some sparkling silver colored branches and leaves. They will definitely cherish this present of yours. Once you've finished decorating the tree, don't forget to add a card wishing them all the very best for their married life.
For a Fundraiser
Money tree can be used as a gift idea as well as a fundraiser or a winner's prize for any competition.
Directions For Creating a Money Tree
To make this tree a fundraiser, all you have to do is keep a plant (real or fake) at your fundraising counter, and whenever people come to donate money, tie or stick it up on the plant. This will be a great way of raising money for charity. If this is a prize for a competition, then the prize money can be tied up to the tree and given to the winner at the end of the event.