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Sunday, July 3, 2011

Family Fun Fund

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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  1. We have a 4 year old and a 2 1/2 year old and they've started a chore chart with a reward system. No matter the reward (book, toy, ice cream or spending money; though the toys and books are usually bought at thrift stores or the dollar tree) the boys get $0.20 for tithing. I bought from Deseret Books the tin piggy banks with spending, saving and tithing slots for them. They love giving the Bishop their tithing. And, if they want something from the "reward store" they can buy it with their spending money. :)

  2. What a cute idea. And don't feel bad, my first silhouette project took a couple of tries too. In fact, I have not used it since. Uh, er. Probably should not admit that. Anywho, Thanks for linking up with DIY under $5!

  3. Cute! Much better than our Tupperware container with change!

  4. so cute

    I'd love it if you could share this post on my new link party, serenity saturday over at


  5. Great idea! $40!! That is awesome :) I may just need to make me one of those :)
    Thanks for linking up with us!

  6. Great idea. I have a piggy bank at home too for all the coins. They need it!

    Thanks for linking up at Tea Time Thursdays @ Kreative Korner and adding to the fun.

    The party for this week is going on... hope to see you there again :)


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