When hubs and I decide we’re going to spend a chunck of money, whether that be on some sort of household item, vacay, etc., we always go about it by saving a certain amount of money from paycheck to paycheck until we’ve reached our savings goal. Recently, we decided we were going to save all of the change, ones, and fives we have on a daily or weekly basis. In all honesty, I’m not a big cash carrier… so, most of the time what we’re saving is left over cash hub has taken out of the bank throughout a pay period. Anyways, enough of the boring details, when we started this grand savings plan hub found an empty coffee can and went around collecting all the change (I always have a ton in my car & wallet) to fill it with. So, over the weekend I had a couple fives and went to add it to our savings, took one look at the can, and decided that certainly would not do.
You see what I mean…
I had a bunch of empty mason jars left over from this project and decided to create a piggy bank we could use anytime we’re saving money. Yes, I got out my chalkboard paint AGAIN and put it to good use. Seriously, the mason jar & chalkboard trend just does not get old… At least not to me.
Items you’ll need: mason jar, chalkboard paint, foam brush (or paint brush), painters tape, and hot glue gun (optional)
Tape off your section to be painted.
Carefully remove tape and clean up any paint that may have leaked through. Seriously, am I the ONLY one who painters tape does not work for! Sheesh!
Here’s where the optional glue gun comes in, I had the idea of gluing the lid onto the mason jar… but cutting a slit in the lid is really a job for hub and he’s been working what seems like 24/7 lately. So, for now, I just removed the part of the lid that covers the top of the jar.
Collect all your change & bills and you’ve got yourself a brand spanking new piggy bank!