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    Default Creative ways to wrap cash- xmas presents

    I need help for DH's gift, but would love to hear any other creative wrapping ideas you have!

    Please do not turn this into a debate about guns, feel free to start a new thread for that if need be

    DH is getting his concealed weapons permit, he has already taken the class and done the background check, all he has to do is take the paperwork down to the office and give them the money. Money's been tight, and he hasn't done the final steps yet. If he still hasn't done it by then, I'd like to give him the $$$ for it for Christmas. I really don't want to just stuff it in an envelope. I would love to wrap the cash in such a way that will be clear what it's intended for, but is cute and creative. Any thoughts?

    Like I said, please feel free to share your other cash-wrapping ideas! I'm always looking for new crafty things to do for the holidays!
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    My great uncle once gave us one of those folding two-photo frames for wallet-sized photos. He stuck a $100 bill in each frame, folded so that Benjamin Franklin's face was framed.


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    What if you create a fake permit and frame it? The $ could be slid into the frame and you'd have an extra picture frame to use for something else.
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    Could you conceal it in a holster? -- wrap the holster as a gift, have the $$ tucked inside, with a cute note about what's "concealed" inside?


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    Inside a box, inside a box, inside a box...
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    One year I gave a BIL a hundred dollars in one-dollar bills, all fluffed up, not stacked, and wrapped in a box. It was really fun when he opened it -- we all got a good laugh out of it and he loved it!


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    OMG!!!! Ijust got a catalog the other day in the mail that had the perfect solution. . . . it was a chocolate.... 1911 pistol. Came in a box that a hand gun would come in ... you could stash the cash in there. No mistaking what that was for. I don't know where I put the catalog right now, but will look for it.
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    OMG YES! And DH doesn't eat chocolate, which means he will give it to meee! Please let me know if you find that catalog!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Over the Hill View Post
    OMG!!!! Ijust got a catalog the other day in the mail that had the perfect solution. . . . it was a chocolate.... 1911 pistol. Came in a box that a hand gun would come in ... you could stash the cash in there. No mistaking what that was for. I don't know where I put the catalog right now, but will look for it.



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    OTH, that is epic.



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    Chocolate gun? PERFECT!



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    Love either the chocolate gun or the holster with the money in it!


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    I read this thread title a few times and thought the OP was making a tongue-in-cheek comment about what we all do at Christmas: spend cash on Xmas gifts, then wrap them.
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    I LOVE the chocolate gun idea, but since DH doesn't eat the stuff - how about stashing the $$ in a box of ammo?
    assuming you know what kind of gun he's going to buy.....
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    We already have several, guessing will not be a problem
    Maybe I can buy the chocolate gun for myself? Act like Santa put it there?
    Quote Originally Posted by 2DogsFarm View Post
    I LOVE the chocolate gun idea, but since DH doesn't eat the stuff - how about stashing the $$ in a box of ammo?
    assuming you know what kind of gun he's going to buy.....



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    Some things I have done: folded and sandwiched the cash between two dollar store games, wrapped it around a dollar store item, and put it and decorative stones (flower pot type) in a box, stuffed it in a cheap mug, but the best reaction was when I carefully slit open a blister pack with a small, useful item and stuffed the cash in with the item.
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    You could fold them up in oragami shapes.
    http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/13/...-Origami-Pigs/
    Doesn't have to be pig shaped but you get the idea.


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    Whatever you choose, how cool! He will be geeked!
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    Sticking out of or folded around the barrel or trigger of a cap gun.



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