DIY Jars for Saving Money

Hi everyone! It’s Karen from ScrappyCanuck Studios, and today I am sharing a little project I created for my girls.

DIY Money Bank

Recently, my hubby and I have been talking about working to develop “money sense” with our girls. We really liked an idea that we heard about from a friend in which our girls would regularly practice dividing up their earnings into money they are saving for long term goals, money they have available to give to a cause that is important to them, and money set aside for spending. All parenting philosophies aside, I saw in this a perfect opportunity for crafting! 🙂

I found these great glass milk bottles at my local craft store – they came in a package of 6, so I simply cut the box in half, added a new backing to each box and then covered them with some paper to coordinate with the girl’s rooms. And then it was time to have some fun with ribbon! I thought that eyelet was a perfect fit with these milk bottles, so I used both the 1” (447-1-01 White) and the 5/8” (447-58-01 White). Each has a unique design, but both are so pretty in their own way. Since the eyelet trim has a raw edge along the top (which is actually really rustic and pretty too), I topped off the top edge with some of the ¾” Twill/Chevron Stripes (382-34-19 MAUVE and 382-34-17 PINK), adhering it in place with some Scor-tape.

DIY Money Bank

DIY Money Bank

I also added a few 1.5” Metallic Star Banner pieces for a bit of sparkle and to finish off the spot where the ribbons overlap. I these bottles look as pretty on their own as they do together as a set. Most importantly, the girls love them – they are easy to use, and make the perfect “clinking” sound as money is dropped in.

DIY Money Bank

Thanks for stopping by!

By Karen Hanson



Other Supplies Used:

  • Glass Milk bottle with cardboard base
  • Patterned paper
  • Scor-tape
  • Thread
  • Paper flower
  • Adhesive rhinestones



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