A co-worker is sharing his last day of work with us tomorrow. I collected “The Power of 10″ from each employee: 10 seconds to sign a going-away card and $10. I took all the large bills to the bank and cashed them in for $1 bills.
Here’s what you’ll need to make this DIY gift:
- An empty tissue box (reserve three unused tissues)
- Double-sided tape (I reserved it from a Duck-brand plastic window covering from the winter I got on clearance)
- Regular tape
- Wrapping paper
- Matching ribbon
- Gift tag
I first removed the center piece covering the tissues and placed it on the paper so I could cut the exact size out of the wrap. I cut tiny strips of double-sided tape and secured them around the center hole of the tissue box. I cut the oval out of the wrapping paper and secured the box to the paper. I cut even smaller strips of double-sided tape which I secured on top of the covered center-tissue-box-hole atop the paper.
Atop the tape I placed small strips of black ribbon. This covered the small area of tissue-box around the center-hole with matching ribbon.
I took $100 in bills and taped them one-to-another with regular tape.
I shoved the long strand of $1 bills into the box. I secured the final $1 bill to an unused tissue in two places. I did this so that when I hand the gift to the recipient I will tell him to remove the tissues (I placed three in the box atop the dollars so you cannot see the bills inside) and one of the three that he pulls out will begin the strand of bills being pulled out!
I affixed a gift tag that reads, “For your tears from your peers.”