If you are looking for a gift for a golfer but don't know what that person already has or needs for the sport, fold paper money into a golf club shape and let her buy what she really wants. This golf club is in the shape of a putter and could be made with any denomination. Use one large bill or consider folding up several smaller bills to make a set of clubs. Making the club requires you to cut two slits into the bill, but the money is still negotiable. Simply tell the recipient to apply a couple pieces of cellophane tape before spending it.
Things You'll Need
- Crisp bill
Make a 2 ¼-inch cut across the bill at points 1 inch from the top and ¾ inch from the bottom. At the end of the bottom cut (when you are about ¼ inch from the opposite edge of the bill), pivot your scissors and snip down 3/8 inch toward the bottom of the bill. See Fig. 1.
Fold over the center portion of the bill 1/8 inch to begin making the shaft. Continue folding over and over until you reach the opposite edge, creasing each fold sharply to make it lie flat. See Fig. 2.
Make the grip by loosely folding the top 1-inch section around the shaft. Crease each fold. See Fig. 3.
Make the head by folding over the side edge opposite the shaft 1 inch on the remaining ¾-inch bottom section. Fold the top and bottom corners of the folded edge toward each other in the center to create a point. See Fig. 4. Fold the head in half horizontally.
Fold the bill at a slight angle to make the head tilt at the point where the shaft and head meet.
Tips & Warnings
- If needed, use a warm, dry iron to remove wrinkles from the bill.