Friday, December 27, 2013

Money Hidden In Toilet Roll: Creative Ways To Give

Our teen nephew is hard to buy for. Every year, we try to think of creative ways to give him money. This year, we taped dollar bills end to end, rolled them and hid them inside a toilet roll. 

We cut a slot in the toilet roll just a bit larger than a dollar bill. We added a "pull me" tab to the last bill and threaded it through the slot. Then we wrapped the roll with tissue paper leaving the pull me tab exposed. 

To open, my nephew doesn't unwrap the gift. Rather, he pulls the tab and the bills will roll out one by one. I got this idea from my friend Cindy deRosier.

We won't see my nephew until the weekend after Christmas so I don't have a photo of him unrolling the dollars, but I am pretty sure it will be a hit!

For creative ways to give a gift card, see this post.

I have other projects with toilet paper rolls here.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. How fun to see your version! Coincidentally, I blogged about a different version of a dollar bill dispenser today!

  2. This is such a neat idea (and very nicely executed, too)! I will have to remember this throughout the year because we always end up gifting money to someone at one point or other. This will be a wonderfully creative way to do that!

  3. Soooooooo awesome!!!!! I love love love this idea!!!!!

  4. How creative is this?!?!? I love it and will have to remember it for future reference.

  5. I used Cindy's idea too this year for all my nephews and niece! They loved it!!! :)

  6. That is such a cool idea!! Love this!


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