We’ve reached that time again at our co-op when 8th graders graduate to high school, and our seniors say goodbye. It’s always a nice ceremony, but this year went particularly well.
Every year, we give our departing seniors a money tree. This was my second year in charge of that, so I really stepped it up a notch. I asked each family that goes to our co-op to donate money. They’re pretty amiable, and very generous!
Here’s how I put together the trees:
1. Get money.
2. Go to the bank and get everything changed into one-dollar bills.
3. Put together easy-peasy topiaries:
4. Using floral pins (they’re U-shaped), pinch the bills in the center, and use a pin to stick it to the ball. Cover the ball with these. About $45 covers a 3″ ball.
5. Put a ribbon around the pot with the senior’s name on a tag. Stick a little graduating cap pick in the top. Oh! And make sure you have a bowl of extra pins for those that want to add money to the tree at the reception!