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Make your own money wallets

PRACTICE

 

I love making these money wallets – not least because of how simple they are to make – but look at how pretty they are! I mean, have you ever seen money wallets this lovely? They’re personalised, take about 10 minutes to make and demonstrate that you’ve put a little more work into them than the recipient is expecting.

I made these last Eid and will continue to in the future insha’Allah (God willing) and make them a little tradition of ours. Hopefully when the kids are older, they can help with sticking the labels on and folding the flaps and things.

All you will need is some scrapbooking paper – I say ‘all’ but really you will stand in the scrapbooking aisle at the craft store and be completely spoilt for choice. I picked 6 packs of paper and it took me 20 minutes to pick a pattern! There is plenty of paper in a pack though so I have lots left over for next year or other occasions.

I then used this template and printed out the horizontal design. I tried the vertical but didn’t like it as much as the horizontal version. Once printed, trace the outline of the template onto your scrapbooking paper and then cut around it. Fold along where the creases should be (this is fairly obvious) and glue down. I popped the money into the wallet and then secured it with personalised labels that we printed and then stuck on. The labels securing the wallet on the back told the recipient who it was from and the label on the front said ‘Eid Mubarak’ followed by a name.

Here’s a quick video that may help:

I loved giving these out last year, it felt a lot more personal and thought out than handing over notes and I think in years to come it might be an idea to include a handwritten note from my husband and I that is personal to the child receiving it.

If you’d like a free printable of the labels I used that you can personalise, let me know in the comments below!

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22 Comments

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    nadia liban
    March 21, 2016 at 8:03 pm

    I always wanted to make these for EID but was tooo lazy but I should definitely try to do it this year inshallah 🙂

    • Reply
      Iman
      March 28, 2016 at 1:56 pm

      Please do Nadia – let me know if you give it a go!

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    Sofia Syed
    March 21, 2016 at 8:14 pm

    Love the idea of home made personalised gifts. Will try this out inA

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    Fatima
    March 22, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    Wow these look really nice and an excellent idea for distributing Eidi to children. Thanks for the inspiration. My sister makes lovely envelopes and craft items. Will share this post with her.

    • Reply
      Iman
      March 28, 2016 at 1:55 pm

      You’re very welcome Fatima 🙂 x

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    maryam
    March 22, 2016 at 5:42 pm

    Such a cute gift for eid haha Imagine kids putting their money in it 🙂 well I have huge wallets but the thing is that now I don’t like to carry huge bags anymore so my wallets are just sitting at home ! this is perfect for me cause it doesn’t take too much space !

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    Hina's world
    March 23, 2016 at 6:11 am

    I used to enjoy stuff like this now life’s become so busy that I am never able to take out the time for such creative stuff
    http://Www.hinasworld.com

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      Iman
      March 28, 2016 at 1:55 pm

      You can Hina! I’ve got two toddlers so I know how crazy it can get 🙂 All you need is about 15 – 20 minutes of peace and quiet and you’re sorted.

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    Zainab Dokrat
    March 23, 2016 at 9:56 am

    They look so cute! I’m not much of a crafty person but I would give this a try because I’d always use this :p Thank you for sharing

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      Iman
      March 28, 2016 at 1:53 pm

      You’re welcome!

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    Rubina
    March 23, 2016 at 6:55 pm

    These are just too cute! Great job and looks pretty easy to make as well.

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    Sainab
    March 23, 2016 at 10:36 pm

    These are sooo cute and perfect for Eid! I really want to make some

    • Reply
      Iman
      March 28, 2016 at 1:53 pm

      Give it a go Sainab – I promise they don’t take long at all! If you do end up making them, please let me know! I’d love to see them!

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    Hager
    March 24, 2016 at 8:54 pm

    You know what is funny. I just found a good amount of money lost with my mess! I am glade I found new way to save it! But your DIY seems better.

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    Gemma Elizabeth
    March 26, 2016 at 1:44 pm

    This is a great idea Iman! It just shows that giving personal and thoughtful gifts doesn’t need to be time-consuming 🙂

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      Iman
      March 28, 2016 at 1:52 pm

      They don’t alhamdullilah and because we prefer giving our nieces and nephew Eidiya, it just gives it a nice touch and feels like they are receiving more of a ‘present’ 🙂

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    Amina
    March 27, 2016 at 4:47 pm

    This is so hands-on, Masha Allah… I love how they can be personalised.

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    Fozia
    March 27, 2016 at 7:13 pm

    Oh wow what a lovely idea. Better than just a normal brown/white envelope!

    • Reply
      Iman
      March 28, 2016 at 1:57 pm

      I know! I love that you can do different prints etc – makes it a little more exciting 🙂

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    ayeina
    March 28, 2016 at 2:33 am

    This is so cool 😀

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    Lubna Karim
    March 29, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    These look so cute….Very useful in weddings in India…as we tend to gift money as return gift and can be used for eiddi too…

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