etched glass for cash gift

Do you ever give cash gifts to kids? I know that my kids love getting gift cards or cash. For some reason, I always feel like I’m cheating if I don’t think of the perfect thing for somebody, but when it comes down to it, if I don’t have a great idea I would always prefer that the kids get what they want instead of something I bought just for the sake of checking them off my list. For some cash gifts that we gave at Christmas, this is how I presented the cash. I used pickle jars and etched them. I used electrical tape and an exacto knife to cut out the mustache shape for the jar that says Owen’s Stache and also for the dollar sign on Quinn’s cash. I left the etching cream on for about 30 minutes for these jars. Once they were done, I added the cash to the jars and tied ribbons around them. I forgot to photograph them at this point. It was Christmas and I had a mailing deadline, you know. Tip: if you are giving to younger kids, give the money in all one dollar bills. It’s apparently great fun to count all the ones and it makes the jars look more full when you give them.

etched glass for cash gift

etched glass for cash gift

etched glass for cash gift

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16 Responses to Clever Way to Give Cash Gifts

  1. Chrissy says:

    This is such a cute idea! My kids would love it!! I am co-hosting a new Pinterest Power Party and would love to have you share this or any other projects that you have!

    http://www.thetaylor-house.com/2013/01/10/pinterest-power-party-1.html

    Chrissy

  2. Rachel says:

    How cute! Etched pickle jars – love it. I eat pickles like crazy, so I’m sure I’ve got a few of these lying around to do a project like this. That’s such a cute way to give cash gifts.

  3. Lauren says:

    This is a super cute idea! It would be great if you would come share it at my Funday Sunday Link Party that will open this Saturday at http://www.the-crafty-cowgirl.com! Hope to see you there!

  4. LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!! So cute!

  5. Thank you so much for stopping in and sharing your inspirational craft with our Crafty Showcase last week! You rock!

    We can’t wait for you to stop in and share more of your ideas with us. The Crafty Showcase is open from Friday midnight until Thursday noon! http://bowdabrablog.com/2013/01/12/saturday-showcase-craft-project-linky-15/

    Thanks for the inspiration!
    Susie @Bowdabra

  6. Oh my goodness, you are so talented! You know what I also like? The fact that you come to Whimsy Wednesday each week. We LOVE your creations and inspirations!

    Take care,
    Kelly at Smart School House
    http://www.facebook.com/SmartSchoolHouse

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