If you have a graduate that deserves a little something extra, we’ve got an easy creative cash gift that will be the talk of the party.
Start with the materials shown at left: wrapping paper (graduation print or try a solid in the school’s colors), shreds (great time to recycle paper from the shredder!), long narrow box (that will fit your umbrella), million dollar mints or similar money themed candy, umbrella (cheap ones can be found at dollar stores), cash (we used $50 total — (1) $20, (1) $10, (2) $5, (10) $1), fishing line or string, paper clips and our FREE printable “A little something for Rainy days” gift tag.
Fold the flaps of the box inward so you are left with a secure box with no top. Wrap the box with your selected wrapping paper (wrapping so paper can be taped to the bottom of the inside of the box). Fill the box with shreds. Remove any tags and packaging from your umbrella. Carefully open the umbrella in a large open space. Attach paper clips to each paper bill (on the short side of each bill). Cut small lengths of fishing line and tie a few knots around the paper clip and then do the same around the supports of the umbrella. Repeat step until all cash is attached. Tip: You’ll want to keep the strings fairly short so that you can close up the umbrella without strings getting too tangled.
Close umbrella with cash inside and secure with Velcro strap. Cut out our FREE printable “A little something for Rainy days” gift tag and attach to umbrella. Place umbrella inside box on top of shreds. Place money candy around umbrella. Leave box open or cover with clear cellophane for a finished look.
This is also a great birthday, wedding or holiday gift!