You want to give cash as a gift, but that can be a boring-looking gift (no matter how excited the recipient is!). Solve that problem with this Mason Jar Money Gift Fake-Out. It looks like you're giving a jar of candy, when really tucked inside is cold hard cash. The recipient won't have a clue until he or she opens the mason jar!
You can use holiday M&M's for Christmas or just regular M&M's for a birthday or graduation gift (or really any candy you'd like). I used peanut M&M's, because that's what we like best, but it would work easier with plain M&M's size-wise.
Just take a mason jar, add an empty toilet paper roll to the center and place M&M's around the outside of the toilet paper roll for the fake-out. Fill the M&M's up to the top so you can't see the toilet paper roll. Add your cash inside the toilet paper roll and close the jar. Use ribbon, a gift label, and any cute holiday tchotchke you can find to add to the decoration. Super cute!
- Mason Jar
- Empty Toilet Paper Roll
- Gift Tag
- Insert the empty toilet paper roll into the empty mason jar
- Add M&M's around the outside of the toilet paper roll up to the top of the jar
- Insert cash into the toilet paper roll
- Add ribbon, a label, and any decorations desired to the outside of the mason jar