Graduation MONEY CAKE!!! Fun gift & party table centerpiece idea - Great way to give cash - 4 tier square cakes

I've made several money cakes now and it's so much fun! I recently made three for friends and they turned out so cool. 

Tutorial for a round two tier cake HERE.

I thought I would do a tutorial on how to make a square money cake.

Purchased styrofoam squares at Michael's. 

I decided to make a 4 tier cake!!

The round bills add up quickly. 

I tested out spacing for approximate amount to make the cake. 

I cut poster board and wrapped the edges of the top tier.

Top tier fit 9 bills on each side equaling $36.

For the square I started in the corner matching the first bill to the edge. Then I folded the next bill over the edge. To see more on folding see my previous tutorial HERE.

I used small stick pins to attach bills and I tried to place them all in the same spot.

I used wooden dowels to secure each tier.

For the top I needed to cover the styrofoam. I wanted to use paper shreds but the ones I had were black but almost had a purple tint. I decided to make my own from streamers.  

Top tier - $36
3rd tier - $24
2nd tier - $28
Bottom tier - $32

Total amount - $120
I added ribbon to match school colors.

I also made another round cake. This one was $50.

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Easy DIY backdrop tutorial with streamers - colorful party decoration - Office birthday decor idea - party planning - how to make a background curtain

Here's a quick, easy, and inexpensive way to make a backdrop decoration. If you have a party table you can decorate the wall behind it or a photo booth with colors to match the theme. 

So super easy and under $5!!!

Packing tape

I used 5 packages of streamers to make a 4 1/2 ft x 8 ft decoration on a wall in the office.  

I cut streamers to be 8 ft long. This was to fill the length of our wall from ceiling to floor. You can make them shorter if needed. 

I attached packing tape to a shelf in our office with the STICKY SIDE facing me. 

You could use two chairs spaced apart.

I picked my repeating pattern and attached streamers. 

I overlapped them to make sure all the tape was covered. 

Gently press each streamer in place. 

I continued the pattern. 

Once all the streamers were in place, remove and cut tape on either side.

 Fold excess tape at the ends. Now the sticky side of the tape is entirely covered up.

 I folded in half and in half again to store until ready to use. 

I hid it in the office behind a box.

I also hide the balloons. One popped during the day and we had to convince the birthday girl that we thought it was a car backfire in the parking lot. :) Lol!

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