Making a Money Tree

I need to make a money tree for our Pastor, for Pastor Appreciation Day. Can someone help me out?

By Teresa Jarvis from Goshen, OH


Making a Money Tree

I like this idea of making a money tree, because it uses a small, live indoor tree, so besides the money, your pastor would end up with a nice house plant.



By Fortunately

Making a Money Tree


Step 1

Find a small branch between 18 and 36 inches tall depending on how big you want your money tree. The branch should have many smaller limbs to hang dollar bills.

Step 2

Purchase a metal or ceramic pot. If the pot has a hole at the bottom cover the hole with tape. Mix a thick plaster mixture. Put plaster in the pot with branch sticking straight out. Let the pot sit over night.

Step 3

Conceal the hardened plaster with silk moss, grass or leaves. Use a hot glue gun to glue the moss to the plaster. Cover all the plaster around the branch so your pot looks like it has a tree growing in the green foliage.

Step 4

Begin adding money to the tree. Use any denomination of bills to attach to the tree. Attach the bills to the tree using paper clips or mini clothes pins. You can fold the bills decoratively or just let them hang. It's up to you.


Step 5

Put small items on the tree branches that go with your gift theme. Use holiday decorations, religious charms, small toys or anything you want. Add little notes to the tree on decorative cards. They can be advice, poems, songs or IOU's. Anything you can think of that will enhance the tree.

Tips and Warnings

  • Spray paint the branch any color you want before plastering into pot.
  • Fold bills using Origami techniques you find online.

Overall Things You'll Need

  • Spray Paint
  • Paper Clips or Mini Clothes Pins
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Ornaments, Charms or Small Trinkets
  • Money
  • Plaster Mixture
  • Metal or Ceramic Pot
  • Branch 18 to 36 Inches Long
  • Fake Moss, Grass or Leaves

By Melodie Dearolf

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