Money Ornament

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Project by doubleDD posted 12-23-2013 07:50 PM 1856 views 3 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

At Christmas, we sometimes give out money cards. I thought about this for a couple of days and decided to make a hollowed out ornament and put a twist top on it. This is what I came up with. It was a rush job since I have to start helping out for the family get together but I wanted to get it done for this Christmas. I made the hole in it big enough to hold a few bucks. I also decided to make it a stand up ornament instead of a hanging one, but now I regret that. Anyway I got it done. What do you think? Approx 7’’ tall, 2’’ wide, Padauk, Purple Heart, and Ash. Merry Christmas to everyone.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#1 posted 12-23-2013 07:55 PM

Nice idea for the holidays—I remember when the children were still home, we gave them a tin can with a lump of coal in it, but with a large denomination bill tucked away under the coal. Merry Christmas.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#2 posted 12-23-2013 08:03 PM

Happy holidays buddy

-- bambi

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#3 posted 12-23-2013 08:18 PM

Thanks John, maybe we should make a lump of coal and give it away.

Thanks bambi, Merry Christmas to you.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#4 posted 12-23-2013 08:23 PM

Great little project Dave. You could have thought of this a month ago, so I could have had time to copy it :-). That is a great idea for next Christmas.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family!

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#5 posted 12-23-2013 08:37 PM

Very creative! Sure is better than an envelope hidden somewhere in the tree! Merry Christmas!!!

-- Gary,Nebraska

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#6 posted 12-23-2013 10:42 PM

A great and novel idea. I am sure your child will cherish it and… also did a great job on it.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#7 posted 12-23-2013 10:46 PM

Very neat, Dave!!...............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#8 posted 12-23-2013 11:02 PM

Very Good!

It’s nice to know that Money really DOES grow on trees! LOL

Merry Christmas and
Happy New Year!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#9 posted 12-23-2013 11:10 PM

What a cool idea Dave…I will have to keep that in mind for next years list of gift things to make. NIcely turned by the way…thanks for sharing and wishing you and your family have a wonderful Christmas from down under.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#10 posted 12-23-2013 11:10 PM

great project and a clever idea.if you can any extra just send it my
merry christmas….

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#11 posted 12-23-2013 11:42 PM

What a wonderful idea Dave I will have to put that to use next year for sure.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#12 posted 12-24-2013 12:34 AM

Very creative sir

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#13 posted 12-24-2013 12:52 AM

Bill, Gary, thanks. Sorry, just thought of the idea and had to get one more in before Santa closed the shop. It seems to be a better thought than the card.

Jay, Jim, thanks for looking.

Joe, the money grows in trees, not on them. ha ha

Thanks Dave. Maybe you can use this as your first and send it to me full of money. LOL

Whitebeast, sorry they are all sold out for the year.

Thanks Lee, had to give you some friendly competition with your array of ornaments.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#14 posted 12-24-2013 12:53 AM

Thanks Monte, I do my best thinking sleeping sometimes.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#15 posted 12-24-2013 02:10 AM

This is really cool! Im with Bill, I wish you would have posted this a month ago. Very creative, and I really like the twist. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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