graduation money gift idea

It’s graduation party season again! Do you know any grads this year? Don’t know what to get them? Money is always a good choice (especially for teens who are notoriously finicky when it comes to gifts), but it lacks that special touch of a handmade, heartfelt gift. That’s why this idea from Laura Sosa is so great – the umbrella makes a functional and handy gift, and serves as a way to conceal the real gift of cash inside. It’s raining money! In addition to graduations, this would be a great gift idea for birthdays, anniversaries, weddings… Any time you’re looking for a way to turn cash into a special present! [how to make a money umbrella]

Project estimate:

  • Umbrella, $1 and up
  • Money, whatever amount you like in small bills
  • Ribbon, on hand or $1
  • Safety pins, on hand or $1

Total: $1 and up (plus the amount of the monetary gift)