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!