We have reached the stage where the cousins are getting old enough to want money for Christmas. I don't mind giving money but I wanted to make it a little more special and take a little longer to open. I have seen a lot of ideas for making monitary gifts more special but none seemed quite right. While looking at my tree I decided to make a yarn ornament. I had the yarn so it wouldn't require another trip to the store and is something I could do while watching TV.
I started by folding a bunch of dollar bills. I folded some in squares and some in rectangles. I took one of the bills and started wrapping the yarn around it. Once it was completely covered I added another bill and started wrapping yarn. I did this until all the bills were covered and it made a big circle.
To finish it off I added some ribbon and a note so he will know what to do and who it is from.
I decided not to wrap the gift. Just had my sister in law hang it on the tree and it is ready for Christmas morning.