BEST Pizza Dough EVER!

This Thanksgiving we were looking forward to meeting our three Great Grandsons for the first time. Not knowing their likes, we thought spending money would be the best gift...most young boys love pizza, so I made this pizza for Gabe using my special dough. Got a pizza box from a local pizza place, typed a saying on "Santa face paper"...and made my "special dough".
q best pizza dough ever
Typed this saying on Santa Paper, Taped it to the top of the pizza box and used silver glitter tape to all four sides.
q best pizza dough ever
Took 20 one dollar bills and tape them in a circle, inside the pizza box. I haven't received the photos that family took when Gabe read the top and opened the box, will have to post when I get one.
For the other two; I made a tissue box for Levi, took the tissues out from the bottom, place 20 singles that were taped together at ends, rolled them up,taped bottom closed; taped one tissue to the end dollar and pulled the tissue up and out the top. Tag Read: This looks like a box of tissues.....but it's not. Try not to BLOW IT all in one spot! ANOTHER SURPRISED HAPPY FACE!
For Benny the third young man...rolled up very tightly 20 singles stuffed into a toilet paper tube, then placed in center of mason drinking jar added candy all around the tube to hide it. TAG READ: This jar of candy is a real very careful..some you can't eat!
Can't say who was the happiest, the boys or the Great Grand Parents. We made some fond memories.
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  • Cori Widen Cori Widen on Dec 21, 2016
    This is so creative! It's hard to find cute ways to give money :) Thank you for sharing!!
  • Deanna Nassar Deanna Nassar on Dec 21, 2016
    Love it.
  • William William on Dec 22, 2016
    Very creative! Beats the money cards! Its a memory they'll never forget. Now, whats the plan for next year =:)
    • 153091 153091 on Jan 05, 2017
      Will get to you on that!...for adults...I do make a flower "money" corsage! Even after if was pinned on the "special" guest...she didn't realize it was made from money!
  • Julie Julie on Dec 22, 2016
    my daughter received the "pizza" for a graduation gift. Giver used quarters as "pepperoni". Used removable glue dots I believe. Really cute and unique :)
  • Lin Lin on Dec 22, 2016
    Great idea!
  • Barb57 Barb57 on Dec 22, 2016
    Love it....went right to my market and got 2 empty pizza boxes...sending hubby to bank tomorrow for 40 $1 bills......can't wait to see their faces...oh, and printed out the saying for the cover on my word processor! Thanks...Please post the tissue box and candy jar pics as I would love to see the finished product...
  • Elaine Elaine on Dec 23, 2016
    i love neat ideas for gifting money and once made a money tree for our son as he got older. We cut a branch, glued it to a base then I wired twenty $5.00 bills to the branches. The $5.00 bills were folded into an accordiam type of pleat then fastened with wire (in the center of each bill). Unfortunately, here in Canada, we no longer have $1.00 and $2.00 bills so for little kids, it's too costly to make a money tree or pizza.
    • 153091 153091 on Jan 06, 2017
      You can make a money tree with coins!Christmas time buy a small artificial Christmas tree and with water base paint you paint the coins, stick 2 coins back to back placing a bulb hanger in center.... stick with double sided tape and hang the money ornaments. NOT CHRISTMAS? the same, however stick the painted coins in center of small artificial flowers but hang on painted branches.
  • Conchita Bowman Conchita Bowman on Dec 25, 2016
    What an awesome idea!!

  • R Walter R Walter on Dec 25, 2016
    For the young one's just starting to read, put ones inside the pages then wrap the book. For the tween girls, put the money inside the umbrella and when they open the umbrella it rains money.
    • 153091 153091 on Dec 25, 2016
      Cute Cute! Book is great however the umbrella has a whimsy flair to it! Thanks for adding your ideas!
  • Jeris Chitwood Jeris Chitwood on Dec 25, 2016
    I took 2 kinds of russell stover million dollar bars & put a bunch of $5's in between the bars & tied with ribbon. They were super excited!
  • Ljm4961639 Ljm4961639 on Dec 26, 2016
    My "kids" are 42 and 44. But out of all the gifts they ever received,they still remember the one hundred dollar bills box from their favorite uncle when they were young teens. He put one hundred one dollar bills in a box with some kind of saying like, " this is to be used when you just want a little something and don't have to ask your mom for the cash...a lipstick, a comic book, some candy bars or pretzels." They loved that gift so much and it was like an extra stash of "funny money". When my daughter had her son his uncle gave him a dollar bill box too! What fun he had. Great birthday gift for a kid's party. Can use any amount of dollar bills! Love it!!!
  • Virginia Virginia on Dec 28, 2016
    Great ideas I'll be stealing them thanks
  • 153091 153091 on Dec 28, 2016
    No Problem...that's what Hometalk is all about...
    mainly Sharing /(stealing too!) have at it)!!
  • Car3787789 Car3787789 on Dec 31, 2016
    I have taken $1.00'bills wadded them up, placed them in appropriate size gift bag. Also, took a billfold placed a1$, a2$. 5$, 10$. Of coarse you may place as much money as you want. Pre teens love this.
  • 153091 153091 on Jan 05, 2017
  • Elaine Elaine on Jan 06, 2017
    Thanks, Jan, for the suggestions. The artificial flower idea might work for my youngest granddaughter so I'll keep that in mind or do the "money tree" again (the grandkids are older so those $5 bills are eye catching! lol.) I still like the "pizza dough" and there are lots of ideas on Pinterest on how to give money but again, it is more fun when you can mix $1, $2 and $5 bills up in a presentation idea such as the "paper money Kleenex" idea. Thanks again!
    • 153091 153091 on Jan 09, 2017
      Hi Elaine....So nice to get comments from Hometalkers! Have fun, take photos....the kleenex brings the most smiles!!
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