Hubs has been coming home with a lot more change and I needed a place to put it. The coin section in my wallet was already overflowing, so I can up with this:
I had borrowed some flour from my mom, which she gave to me in a #10 can - the big size metal can. I couldn't bear to throw it away, so I kept it in hopes of finding something to do with it.
I wrapped the can with some scrapbook paper, embellished with some brown satin ribbon, and cut out the words with brown vinyl. I used my Silhouette, but you could just use stickers, print something out, or paint on some words. Whatever floats your boat.
This was actually the first project I did with my Silhouette. It was pretty intimidating and took a couple tries to get it right. Don't ask.
Anyway, cut a hole in the top big enough to fit some change, put the lid on, and you're set. I love that we have a place to collect our spare change. And even better, I LOVE the fact that we're saving our change. In the three months I've had this out, we've saved about $40. Forty dollars in change. Even Andyroo gets in on the action and likes to put his pennies in the can (ones that he find or gets from grandma).
I'm not sure what our plans for the money are, but we'll eventually find something fun to do with the money.
What does your family do with all your spare change?
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