One twig -- approximately 1.5 feet tall that has a good shape
A pot -- I got mine at Dollar Tree. It had a little more personality than a standard pot.
Mini Clothespins -- I bought a pack of 50 at Michaels. (Later found them at Walmart.)
Foam -- Also from Dollar Tree
White Spray Paint
First I spray painted the twig white, then painted the clothespins.
After I printed off the design, I took pastel chalk and rubbed it over the back of the image, then I traced it onto the pot.
For some reason my hands were not very steady today, and my painted "Blessings" didn't come out as well as I had hoped. sigh...
Next, I assembled the tree:
I attached the money by "clipping" the bills carefully to the tree with the clothespins. The smaller limbs are very fragile, so maybe you don't want to add too many one dollar bills!
And that was it! I did put some spanish moss around the base, but I think I'll remove that and add a base of coins! All in all, a fun project that can now be recycled as a different kind of blessing tree.
After the money is removed, people can use small cards and write things they are thankful for and "clothespin" their Blessings to the tree!