Dollar Bill Roses and Grad Cap Box With My Pazzles

Hello crafty friends,
Hope your Thursday is a good one so far. Today I am sharing a project I created for my daughter. Recently she graduated from High School and so I made this set for her.

The grad cap box is a Pazzles Craft Room cut file. The leaves are also a Pazzles Craft Room Cut file. I used the same concept as my folded paper roses. 

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Here is a closer look at the grad cap. I cut it in blue as that her school colors….blue and silver. I made the tassel using some crochet string. The 2014 is also a Pazzles craft room cut file. I cut it in plain white cardstock and then used my silver metallic marker to color it silver. I did add a “loop” to the top of the number to make it a “charm”.

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Here is what the box looks like opened. I was able to fill it with a whole 11 oz. bag of Hershey's hugs and kisses. I used my chalk marker to do the faux stitching along the top of the cap and the “hat” part underneath.

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Here is a closer look at the dollar bill roses. I used the same technique as the folded paper roses I have made before. I have a tutorial and video on that: HERE. It took five one dollar bills to make each rose.

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The main difference is I had to figure out how to make the dollar bills fold together without using any glue or tape so that pulling them apart would be quick and easy. Once I did finish rolling and folding, I used regular floral tape to wrap the bottoms tight so they would stay on the skewers. I then cut the leaves out from some green Bazzil cardstock and the Leaf file from the craft room. This was some Bazzil I have had in my stash for quite some time and I am pretty sure it is a discontinued paper. It just matched the color of the floral tape the best.

Here is one last look at the completed bouquet and cap. I think I hit everything a girl likes to get with the exception of jewelry. Candy, Flowers and money….lol!

Products Used For This Project

pazzles-cutter-200 grad hat box-200 layered leaf-200

2014 graduate-200 hb pearls
Paper Studio Pearls

Z1767-chalk marker
White Chalk Marker
tape runner-200
memory book glue dots-200
Z1768-metallic markers

Additional Supplies
White Doily Yarn
Blue and Green Bazzil Cardstock
Green Floral Tape
Bamboo Skewers
Dollar Bills
Well that about covers it for today. So sorry the post was way later than usual. Hope you were inspired though. As always, thank you for sharing your crafty time with me. Until the next time,


  1. This is so amazing! Your daughter is one lucky girl to have such a talented mom like you :)

  2. LOVE this idea! A fabulous way to give money and I LOVE that little box, too! This is awesome! HUGS and have a great weekend! :) Mynn xx

  3. Oh, wow, Melin! This is amazing! LOVE all those money blooms! Bet your daughter did, too ;).

  4. Love this vase of roses!! It takes dedication and time, not to mention love, to create something like this. Well done to both you and your daughter!

  5. I love this gift. At first I thought for sure you used "fake dollar bills", so she could keep it. Then I realized how many flowers there were, and thought "no way". Then (lazy me) I read your post, and thought AWESOME! Nicely done!

  6. Amazing!!!! You are so talented making the roses - especially with out any glue!! Congratulations to your daughter and you on the graduation. Thanks for the inspiration!!

  7. Hi, my best friend is graduating in December 2018 and I think this is an amazing gift. Would you be willing to make me a bouquet?

  8. Hi! I see you used 5 singles to make the flowers, I wanted to know if you taped the bills together before using the rolling method you mentioned in your video. your video is good, but I'm left handed, and I feel like I'm doing it backwards.

    Any advice would be appreciated :-)



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