DIY Pretty-Piggy Bank
N and I like to save up our spare change and small bills to use as "fun money". Actually he does a better job of saving than I do, every night he empties his pockets of loose change etc. and throws it into a plastic bucket. After a while, you'd be surprised how much can add up! I thought if I made a pretty little bank it might inspire me to empty my change purse into it everyday too!
Here are the materials I used, the marker is a white acrylic paint pen. (you could also print out some pretty type if you don't want to waste stickers;) Here's how I made my bank:
I laid out my letter stickers on a scrap of paper. Then taped my words to the inside of the glass and traced it with the paint marker. I added some decorative washi tape along the bottom of my glass container.
I traced the opening of my glass onto a scrap of cardboard and then cut around the traced circle leaving 1/4" extra so that it will sit on top of my glass and not fall in;) I cut a slit into the center of the cardboard circle, big enough to slip money through. Then I lay my hankie on top of the cardboard and carefully cut that same slit through the fabric, lining the opening's edges with a little more washi tape so it wouldn't fray. I placed my fabric-covered cardboard circle on top of my glass and secured it with a rubber band so it would't move around. The finishing touch is the little pom-pom ribbon to hide the rubber band!
I even had some extra dollars and cents to get our "fun money" started!! Can u feel a free dinner date, ice-cream cones, or maybe a movie coming on??
Ok..maybe we have a ways to go still, but dreaming is half the fun!
What are some fun ways that you save extra money for a rainy day?
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