DIY gift: Make a grad glad with dollar bill roses
It’s graduation season, and, as evidenced by the flower vendors lining the streets near schools (and at freeway off-ramps), it has become customary to give a bouquet to students after they pick up their diplomas.
But your graduate is extraordinary and deserves an exceptional kind of bouquet to say “Mazel tov!” — like this bouquet of roses made from dollar bills. Each rose consists of six $1 bills, so it’s easy to create bouquets in multiples of 18.
Besides graduations, these dollar bill roses also are perfect for bar and bat mitzvah gifts, as you wish “L’chaim!” to the special young person.
What you’ll need:
- Dollar bills
- Masking tape
Jonathan Fong is the author of “Walls That Wow,” “Flowers That Wow” and “Parties That Wow,” and host of “Style With a Smile” on YouTube. You can see more of his do-it-yourself projects at jonathanfongstyle.com.