DIY Money Jar Gift
Mr J has been keeping all his “monies” in a little Altoid tin. Luck has been with him lately and he has found many coins while we were out shopping, in the couch and who knows where else? His little money collection has outgrown the tin. We’re not sure what he is saving his coins for. It’s great to see him taking an interest in money and we have begun to teach him what each of the coins are.
The little people in your life might not have a special jar to keep their money in yet. This easy DIY craft can also make a terrific last minute gift. For those who like to spend, save, and donate, consider using 3 smaller jars to create a collection.
1 – 1L mason jar, with lid
1 sheet of reversable scrapbooking paper
1 sheet of alphabet stickers
1 small piece of corrugated cardboard
Double sided tape or glue dots
Paper cutter or scissors
- Cut a 2.5″ strip of scrapbooking paper for the label
- Trace 2 circles on the opposite side of scrapbooking paper from the outside ring of the canning lid, and 1 circle of the corrugated cardboard
- Cut a money slot in the corrugated cardboard with the utility knife
- Tape a scrapbooking circle over the corrugated cardboard circle and use your knife to cut a similar slit
- Tape the other circle on the front of the label and add an alphabet stickers to personalize.
- Affix the long label to the jar.
- Put the cardboard circle on the top of the jar and screw canning lid around it.
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a passionate recreation coordinator by day, crazy farm mama of two by night. i live outdoors: growing my own food, camping and hiking with my border collie with two active kids in tow. when I’m not writing, I’m experimenting with recipes, and crafts – or anything else that might keep the monkeys entertained.