Making a money tree is usually done at Christmas but you can actually do it any time of the year. All you need to do is find an old tree branch which looks like the body of a small tree. Then all you need to do is pin fake or real money to it with clothespins or some other type of pin. Some people use fish hooks or threads or chains to hang the money off of the tree. Even tape will do.
The idea is that that tree branches are bare but the money that is attached symbolizes the leaves. A variation of this is to use evergreen branches or a small Christmas tree as the foundation for the tree. All evergreens are natural prosperity symbols. Juniper brings material wealth. Pine brings good health and wealth. Spruce brings wealth though family connections.
If you are using tree branches the different woods you choose might also have some connotations for you. Willow tree branches can help alleviate sorrow and help pay for medical expenses. Money tree branches made from willow trees might also help a widow find a new husband.
Money trees made from oak branches bode financial strength and immunity to bad financial trends. They can very much be about being sturdy and having stamina during tough economic times. Oaks are big strong trees that put firm roots into the ground so they symbolize financial strength. Hanging a few acorns on this type of tree is also a good idea.
Maple trees are about the free flowing circulation of money and excellent for attracting business or trying to manifest and make a goal about how much money you would like a new business to make for you.
The principle of manifestation with this type of ritual is that whatever you put on the tree in terms of real or fake money will then multiply ten times. This is why it is a good idea to add as many money 'leaves' as possible. It is also not a bad idea to add coins. Foreign coins, fake coins and real coins work well. You can also decorate the tree with foil covered chocolate coins which symbolize the money coming to you in and easy and sweet way.
The idea is that whatever you attach to the tree is worth ten times as much. For instance if you attach a five dollar bill it is actually worth five hundred bucks. And of course if you don't have any money you can use any kind of fake money. It is perfectly acceptable to use Monopoly money. If you don't even have a set of Monopoly money around you can write the amounts that you need on little slips of paper. The paper can be green or you can write the amount that you need in green paint or marker.
As with all rituals like this remember that they only work as well as the intention that you put into it so be sure to put your heart and soul into making your money tree.