Well this is the story of one of those things...
My sister gave me a Christmas present in this awesome star shaped box. It's sturdy and is meant for keeping but trouble is that it's silvery and blue with snowflakes on it. It doesn't really fit with every season of the year. So I devised a plan.
I was going to make a piggy bank, without the pig. Yes, I have a real adult type savings account and all that jazz but I do like to keep my change forever and ever so that I can eventually bring it to Coinstar and make bank! One of my goals this year is to attend The Creative Connection Event and that isn't free ladies. Obviously what I save in a piggy bank won't get me there but it will certainly help with my meals!
So you are wondering now what I did to transform a Christmas themed star box into a year round savings bank? Well, take a look. Here is what I started with:
I cut a change hole so that I could... you guessed it! Put change in the hole! Yay!
Materials Needed in addition to the box?
- Pinking Shears
- Fabric Shears
- Tacky Glue
- 1/4 yard of Clearance Fabric
- Scrap of matching fabric
- Embroidery Floss
Can you see where I am going with this? That's right, I am gluing the fabric to the box. I know, I know... I'm a genius! I used my fabric shears for precision then used the pinking shears on all the edges so that I could just glue and not have to worry too much about fraying.
Once I covered the entire box with fabric and had all edges glued down, I let my baby dry. While it was drying? I did a little hand embroidering with that scrap and came up with a little design for the top of my new piggy bank. My finished product you ask?