Girls love candy. Girls love money. I want to show you how I combined the two into a lovely gift for my niece, McKayla’s tenth birthday.
Now, I need to give credit where credit is due. I first saw this idea via Pinterest on lifeasamom.com. I just added my own touches & made mine a little more girly and foo-foo I guess you could say.
I love this idea because it really could be made up to give to anybody and could be made from as little as $10.00 all the way up.
I started with a box. Instead of using an empty candy box, which you could certainly do, I just dug into the stack of boxes I have stored in the basement and found this cute Coach box that contained the wallet Chad got me for Valentine’s day one year. The point is, you just need a small, shallow box.
I then lined the box with a piece of tissue paper that matched the piping on the edges of the box. I took some scotch tape and taped a bunch of mini cupcake liners to the tissue. I used two kinds of liners for variety, but you certainly don’t have to.
Once you cover the bottom of the box, you are at the really fun part. I used $25.50 to put together this gift. I used the following denominations of money: 1 $5 bill, 1 $10 bill, 1 $2 bill, 1 Susan B Anthony dollar, 6 quarters (4 in one and 2 in the other), and 6 $1 bills. I also used 3 candies (I couldn’t find those gold chocolate coins anywhere today so I used the next best thing, 3 Forer Rocher).
I folded the bills into different shapes showing different parts of the bills, using scotch tape to secure them into their shapes. I then used scotch tape to adhere the money to the cupcake liners. Don’t be afraid to shimmy things around a bit to fit everything in there so it looks nice. After all that, here is what you end up with,a box of candy!
I then took a pink post-it note and cut it down with some scalloped scissors and used a sharpie to write “candy” on it. (I wouldn’t want the poor girl to think she was getting a Coach purse for her birthday and open up the box to find only $25. Oh, my that would not be good). I then used scotch tape to adhere the tag over the logo on the box and used some ribbon to finish it off.
And there you have it. A box of candy any girl would love.