Canadian Tire has introduced a new rewards program, and we know what that means: our beloved Canadian Tire money is not long for this world. If you’re anything like us you’ve been hoarding it in crevices all over your house, and will soon need to find somewhere else for it to go. Not to worry, we’ve got you covered.
These 9 creative types used their hard-earned money to make incredible masterpieces in the most innovative ways. We think you’ll be inspired.
What to do with all your soon-to-be worthless Canadian Tire money
Money KoiHere is some next-level origami made by a then-high school student. The use of the swirls on the bill as the fish’s eyes is genius. Next time you’re waiting in line at the DMV, open your wallet and see what you can create.http://waterpaper.tumblr.com
Downward dogIf only all of our dogs were made of money, instead of racking up their vet bills when they ingest a roll full of quarters. We love dogs, but we love money too, so obviously this cash-lined canine is a favorite.http://www.damncoolpictures.com
American NeoclassicThis incredible take on Grant Wood’s American Gothic by Mark Wagner is just as impressive as the original. Perhaps even more amazing is the amount of work that went into making it. You can watch a timelapse video of the entire process here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZH5WFlla5zAMax Wagner
Money CityA cityscape made from the currency used there? This is both beautiful art, and perfectly practical way to keep memories of your travels.Flickr user Spluch
Cash SkullFinding a skull in a box would be worrisome for most, unless it’s this amazing cash skull. We don’t even want to know how many dollar bills had to die in order for this masterpiece to live.Scott Campbell
Cash KrakenBeing attacked in a tiny boat by a truly giant octopus is made just a little more tolerable by the fact that it’s all made from cold hard cash. At least your nightmares will probably be mixed with dreams of winning the lottery.Chad Person
Modern ArtWouldn’t the world be a more charming place if all of our money was colorful and covered reproductions of works of art from the likes of Van Gogh and Frida Kahlo? Ok, we think we have it pretty good here in Canada with our colorful currency, but this is a vast improvement on the greenback.James Charles
Dollar Bill DressA custom made dress can run you upwards of tens of thousands of dollars, so why not just wear one made from money in the first place? This dress was constructed by knitting together thousands of shredded dollar bills, causing us to cry just a little bit.http://www.artslant.com
Golden Money BellCanadian artist Kristi Malakoff has made a name for herself by creating incredible landscapes such as this church scene using what our friends to the south often refer to as our “Monopoly money.” If this is what Monopoly money can do, we’ll take it!http://www.kristimalakoff.com