Money Ornament Craft

Money covered styrofoam ball

This Money Ornament looks like a million dollars but can be made for under $20. Make one for each of the kids and have them carefully search the tree for the one with their name on it. It’s more fun than just opening an envelope.


The ‘modern’ Christmas tree tradition is thought to have originated in 16th century Germany, where small evergreen trees were decorated with the likes of candles, apples, nuts, and berries as “Paradise trees” in church plays. Source: Culture Trip – A Brief History Of The Christmas Ornament

  • 14 Bills
  • Sequin Pins
  • 6″ Styrofoam Ball
  • Red Velvet Ribbon
  • Gold Pipe Cleaner
  • Tag with child’s name on it
  1. Pin the bills to the ball overlapping as little as possible but covering the whole ball.
  2. We used 10 ones, 2 fives and 2 tens to make a $40 gift.
  3. Poke 1/2 a gold pipe cleaner into the ball to make a hanger.
  4. Tie a red bow and use the rest of the pipe cleaner to secure in place.
  5. If you are creating a find your ornament activity, tie on a name tag for each child. Be sure to hang the ornaments at the appropriate height for each child.




2 thoughts on “Money Ornament Craft”

  1. Jane says:

    Are they able to remove the money in order to spend after Christmas?

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