DIY Dollar Rose
photo by Kylyssa Shay
Fold the bills in half first as it will make curling the edges easier.
I made this bloom with assorted denominations of bills for a graduation gift.
Do this pinching and scrunching gently but firmly so as not to tear the bill. You may wish to practice on pieces of plain paper first.
Be sure to pull the floral tape tight as you wrap it around the wires to help it stick to itself.
Take your time and be patient putting the money onto wires to avoid damaging the bills.
Here's how they should look from a few different angles.
Don't worry if the sides of the bud don't look great. They will be hidden by the petals when assembled into the flower.