My mom is incredibly creative and talented. She can turn an umbrella into an award winning gardening hat, or some beads in to a gorgeous necklace, or dollar bills into a lei. Whenever anyone in our family graduates from high school or college my mom makes them a lei. They are so eye catching and unique on and so much fun to take a part and count out. With the end of the school year fast approaching she has been busy making them. I thought I would share with you how ...
You need 60 crisp $1 bills (you can get them from the bank or, do what my mom does, wash older bills in the laundry and iron them). Create 1/4 folds so that the dollar bill looks like a fan. Then bend the folded up dollar in half.
Get a roll of 1/8" (3mm) polyester ribbon the colors of the school the person you are making the lei for is graduating from. Tie a ribbon around the middle of the folded up dollar bill. Fan out the dollar bill. Using a small silver paper clip pin the two sides together creating dollar "flowers".
Using a crewel embroidery needle and extra strong button & carpet thread string the dollar "flowers" together.
Once you have completed stringing them tie the end of the thread to make a necklace.
So head on over to the bank and Michael's because graduation is right around the corner!