|The walnuts after they were glued back together|
I thought, "What if I crack open an English walnut, and put the money inside, then close it back".
I didn't even have to buy any walnuts. While at a local retail store their nut display was pretty much empty accept for some nut shells. I picked up a handful and ask if I could have them. The cashier looked at me with a strange puzzled look and said "yes, as long as they're empty".
I folded the money into thirds lengthwise then rolled them up tightly. I cut a small piece of plastic and rolled each bill inside. (This was to protect the money from the next step).
I then used a strong glue, E-6000, to glue the shells together. I wrapped some masking tape around the shell until the glue dried. After it dried I removed the tape and voila, a gift in a nutshell. The kids liked their gift and their parents even wanted to know what tree I had picked these from since they wanted some too.
Pretty creative, if I do have to say so myself!
What are some creative ways you have given gifts of cash?