wedding gifts

How to make a cake out of money for a wedding with your own hands?

A wed­ding is a seri­ous event, which is approached respon­si­bly not only by the new­ly­weds, but also by invit­ed guests. If you are one of these peo­ple, and you are think­ing about a non-triv­ial gift that can not only sur­prise a young fam­i­ly, but also be very use­ful, then we sug­gest you present a cake made of mon­ey for a wed­ding with your own hands.

This gift will not only allow you to get away from the banal process of giv­ing mon­ey in an enve­lope, but will also help you make a mate­r­i­al con­tri­bu­tion to the for­ma­tion of a new fam­i­ly. Mon­ey is nev­er super­flu­ous, espe­cial­ly if it is pre­sent­ed in a non-triv­ial way.

Let us con­sid­er in detail the mas­ter class on how to make a mon­ey cake for a wed­ding cel­e­bra­tion. This is a sim­ple process, even a per­son who is far from cre­ativ­i­ty can eas­i­ly cope with it. The main thing is to clear­ly and step by step fol­low the instruc­tions below for mak­ing a wed­ding gift.

Required material

Before you start mak­ing a cash wed­ding gift, you need to take care of the mate­r­i­al that will be required in the work.

The main empha­sis, of course, is on ban­knotes. They need to be pre­pared in advance. The best option is to cre­ate a cake from ban­knotes of the same denom­i­na­tion. So the bills will not be full of dif­fer­ent col­ors, and the gift itself will look beau­ti­ful and orig­i­nal. Be pre­pared for the fact that you will need an aver­age of 100 to 150 bills. It is bet­ter if they are new, intact, with­out traces of pol­lu­tion and oth­er blots, as this can ruin the appear­ance of the wed­ding gift, and all efforts will be in vain.

Both nation­al and for­eign cur­ren­cies can act as ban­knotes with which the wed­ding cake will be dec­o­rat­ed, every­thing will depend on the amount of the bud­get that you are will­ing to spend on a gift for the new­ly­weds. Dol­lars, for exam­ple, can be exchanged for small denom­i­na­tion ban­knotes.

In addi­tion to mon­ey, you will also need:

  • sev­er­al sheets of thick and flex­i­ble white card­board;
  • glue — the best option is PVA, it will allow you to secure­ly fas­ten the entire struc­ture;
  • paper clips — it is best to pur­chase a pack right away, since in the process of work they will need quite a lot;
  • a sim­ple pen­cil, ruler and com­pass;
  • scis­sors;
  • a vari­ety of rib­bons, beads, arti­fi­cial flow­ers, but­ter­flies — they will be used to dec­o­rate the cake.

Making a wedding gift

The clas­sic mod­el of a wed­ding cake is a prod­uct that con­sists of three tiers. If you are on a bud­get, then you can get by with a two-tiered wed­ding cake.

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At the heart of such a gift should be low card­board cylin­ders. In shape, they should look like a hat-cylin­der. Depend­ing on how many tiers the mon­ey cake will have, how many cylin­ders you will need to make. These fig­ures must be made with the same height, but dif­fer in diam­e­ter. Such cylin­ders are locat­ed one above the oth­er: at the bot­tom there will be the largest fig­ure in diam­e­ter, and at the top — the small­est.

Con­sid­er the process of mak­ing a cake from mon­ey for a wed­ding with your own hands step by step.

Creating the bottom tier

At the base of the cake will be the cylin­der with the largest diam­e­ter. To make it, you need to draw a cir­cle with a diam­e­ter of 30 cen­time­ters on thick card­board. In the mid­dle of this cir­cle, draw a small cir­cle with a diam­e­ter of 25 cen­time­ters.

You need to care­ful­ly cut out a large cir­cle using cler­i­cal scis­sors.

Mea­sure how tall you will be using ban­knotes to dec­o­rate the cake.

It is nec­es­sary to draw a rec­tan­gle on soft card­board: its length is 80 cen­time­ters, and the width will be equal to the height of the bill. This rec­tan­gle will be used as the rim for the cylin­der. In order for the prod­uct to stick well, it is nec­es­sary to step back approx­i­mate­ly 1.5 cen­time­ters on each side of the rec­tan­gle. This dis­tance will be used as the seam allowance.

Cut out the rec­tan­gle. The dis­tance that you left for the seams must be drawn in the form of teeth. With the help of notched par­ti­cles, it will be eas­i­er to glue the rim to the base of the cylin­der. The part of the rec­tan­gle that acts as a seam allowance must be bent at a right angle to the side. It must be glued to the cir­cle, placed around the inner cir­cle, the diam­e­ter of which was 25 cen­time­ters. To do this, the edges of the side should be smeared with glue and held for sev­er­al min­utes until they stick to the card­board base. The side edges also need to be glued with an over­lap, clos­ing the ver­ti­cal side into a ring.

Wait a few min­utes for the glue to dry com­plete­ly on this design. This will help keep the wed­ding cake from stick­ing bills.

We fasten banknotes to the lower tier

The process of attach­ing ban­knotes to the bot­tom tier of the mon­ey cake is as fol­lows:

  1. you need to take one ban­knote and twist it into a tube not too tight, the diam­e­ter of such a prod­uct should be approx­i­mate­ly equal to 2.5 cm;
  2. apply a tube rolled from a ban­knote to the side so that its out­er end leans against the cylin­der and is locat­ed on the left side;
  3. using a paper clip, you need to attach the top of the tube to the top of the side;
  4. with the next ban­knote, do the same, rolling the same tube out of it.
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The sec­ond mon­ey tube should be locat­ed on the left side of the first, adja­cent to it close­ly. It is also attached with a paper clip.

Please note that in order for the ban­knote wed­ding cake to look har­mo­nious, all ban­knotes must be rolled into tubules of the same size.

Slow­ly mov­ing around the cir­cle, you can dec­o­rate the bot­tom of the wed­ding gift with mon­ey tubes.

When the bot­tom tier is com­plete­ly ready, it will be pos­si­ble to put it aside and start mak­ing the sec­ond tier.

Let’s make the second and third tier

The man­u­fac­tur­ing process of the sec­ond tier will fol­low the same pat­tern as the pro­duc­tion of the first tier. You will only have to cut out a cir­cle of a small­er diam­e­ter, equal to 25 cen­time­ters ÷, using thick card­board. In the mid­dle of this cir­cle, you also need to draw anoth­er small cir­cle, the diam­e­ter of which is 20 cen­time­ters.

In order to make a side, you need to cut a rec­tan­gle out of soft card­board, the length of which will be equal to 66 cen­time­ters, and the height will cor­re­spond to the height of the ban­knotes. Also, don’t for­get to leave some room for seam allowance.

In the same way that you made and dec­o­rat­ed the first cylin­der with mon­ey tubes, you need to make the sec­ond tier.

If you will be pre­sent­ing a two-tier wed­ding mon­ey cake, then you can pro­ceed to the direct assem­bly of the prod­uct.

If your cake will have three tiers, then you need to make the top­most tier in the same way. Its para­me­ters are:

  • a large cir­cle, the diam­e­ter of which is 20 cen­time­ters;
  • inner cir­cle with a diam­e­ter of 15 cen­time­ters;
  • a rec­tan­gle whose length is 50 cen­time­ters.

Assembling the money structure

When all three tiers are ready, you can pro­ceed to the direct assem­bly of the wed­ding gift.

The low­er part of the mid­dle cylin­der should be smeared with glue and attached on top of the largest cylin­der. Hold it with your hands so that the tiers stick well to each oth­er. You need to wait a few min­utes until the glue is com­plete­ly dry.

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The upper­most tier is attached in a sim­i­lar way.

Do not rush, do every­thing very care­ful­ly so that the glue does not spread or splat­ter dur­ing the work. If it gets on the ban­knotes, then they will stick to the paper base, and it will be very dif­fi­cult for the new­ly­weds to sep­a­rate them. This can spoil the gift, because the young fam­i­ly should use the mon­ey for its intend­ed pur­pose, and not just admire your gift.

If you still have 2–3 box­es of dif­fer­ent sizes from under a real cake, then it will be even eas­i­er to make a wed­ding present from ban­knotes. After all, you will only need to attach ban­knotes to the sides of such box­es and pro­ceed to the direct dec­o­ra­tion of the prod­uct.

Banknote jewelry

When the mon­ey cake is ready, you can pro­ceed to the final stage — dec­o­rate it beau­ti­ful­ly, giv­ing it a fes­tive look.

Wrap each tier of cake with rib­bons, their ends should be dec­o­rat­ed with large bows. The low­er part of the upper­most tier should be dec­o­rat­ed with arti­fi­cial flow­ers. Place them close to each oth­er so that the card­board is not vis­i­ble.

On the remain­ing low­er sec­tions, you can place small flow­ers and bows made of organ­za. On large flow­ers, dec­o­ra­tive but­ter­flies can be placed.

To give arti­fi­cial flow­ers a more nat­ur­al look, you can stick rhine­stones on their petals, which will imi­tate dew drops. Do not lim­it your imag­i­na­tion, and you will get a beau­ti­ful­ly dec­o­rat­ed mon­ey cake.

When the wed­ding gift is ready, it can be placed in a spe­cial­ly pre­pared dec­o­ra­tive box or placed on a beau­ti­ful­ly dec­o­rat­ed tray, sim­i­lar to the usu­al cake.

Now you are ready to go to the wed­ding cel­e­bra­tion and sur­prise the new­ly­weds and oth­er guests present with their extra­or­di­nary gift, as well as the skill of mak­ing a cake out of mon­ey for a wed­ding with their own hands.

When pre­sent­ing a ban­knote cake, try to pre­pare in advance and say the appro­pri­ate con­grat­u­la­tions. By giv­ing a mon­ey cake, wish the new­ly­weds good mate­r­i­al well-being and replen­ish­ment of the fam­i­ly bud­get. You can also not be lim­it­ed to the wish­es of only mon­e­tary accents. Wish the mar­ried cou­ple hap­pi­ness, health and pas­sion­ate feel­ings that they can car­ry through a long hap­py fam­i­ly life.

How to make a cake out of mon­ey, see the next video.