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I have a fun money gift DIY ornament for you today. This is the time of year I start thinking about DIY gift ideas. The sooner you start planning for those gifts, the better off you will be during the holidays. I do like to give my kids some money for the holidays and I am always looking for unique ideas on how to do that. I came up with this ornament and thought I would share it here with you all. I also have details on the Own Your Future Challenge below worth $10,000! What would you do if you won? This holiday ornament will open up the discussion about financial planning with your children and then you can continue the conversation on what you would do if you won. See information below on how to enter.
Supplies needed to make your own money gift DIY ornament:
- Two piece plastic ornament
- Vinyl cut into names or paint pen
- Transfer paper (optional)
- Shredded gift packaging
- Stamps and ink (optional)
You will need to add the name of your gift recipient to the front of the ornament. I used vinyl cut with my electronic craft cutter. You could also write the name on with a paint pen. My hand writing is not good, y’all. I will stick with vinyl. I used transfer paper to add it to the front as shown below.
You will need to roll the money that you are going to add to the inside and add some twine to hold. I love giving my kids money for Christmas to be able to teach them a bit about financial planning. Financial planning is so important in life and I use every opportunity to have that discussion with my kids. This ornament can help to open up discussions on how much to spend, save, and give.
Fill the inside of the ornament with shredded gift wrap and the rolled money.
You will also need to make a “do not open until Christmas” tag. I used stamps and ink to create mine but you can definitely hand write this tag as well.
Close the ornament and tie on your tag with twine.
I also added a bow to the top of the ornament with ribbon.
This fun money gift ornament is ready for your tree and for your kids to open this Christmas.
I promised you information on a contest! If you won $10,000 from COUNTRY Financial® to #OwnYourFuture, what would you do with it? Would you put $5k in the bank for your child’s future and the other $5k to your child’s school? Use this ornament to open up financial planning discussions and put the talk into action when you win!
To enter the contest:
- Step 1: find a picture that inspires you to #OwnYourFuture
- Step 2: Upload the picture and write a small caption about why this picture symbolizes how $10,000 could help you and your family own your future. Click here to submit your photo & caption.
- Step 3: When voting opens, start sharing your photo to gain votes and become one of the 10 finalists
If you are looking for help with your financial planning needs, COUNTRY Financial has strong values and has been serving families for over 90 years. They are financially strong and highly rated by independent insurance rating agencies. So enter the contest and start dreaming about what you will do with that $10,000 when you win! In the meantime, get the supplies you need to make this money gift DIY ornament for your tree. Open up that conversation with your kids and raise financially independent adults.