While at the Dollar Store a few weeks back, I came across this Dale Earnhardt Jr. Piggy Bank. I'm not a race fan, but my creative mind (which speaks in my mother's voice) said, "I could do something with this!" So I picked it up for a buck. Then I looked through my stash of decorative paper, and found a pleasantly simple piece that I thought would make a nice covering for it.
All you need is a little Mod Podge and some embellishments, and you are ready to go!
- piggy bank
- decorative paper
- artist brush
- ribbon or other embellishments
1. Measure your bank (if it's round, you can use a cloth tape to measure)
this is so you know the dimensions to cut your decorative paper
8. I felt like it needed one more tiny thing, so I added a little metallic heart right in the center of the bow, and voila- it was done! Easy, right?
So if you are anything like me, you may have a lot of empty containers sitting around waiting for just the right craft project to come along. This would also be perfect for an old Oats container or Nuts can. Just take an exacto knife and carefully cut a slit in the top of the plastic lid big enough for coins to pass through.