For all you avid readers out there, you might remember my formula can ideas; more specifically- the Date Night Can (You place change from around the house in it and use the extra money to upgrade a good date night to a GREAT date night!). I gave the idea for it, but here is a post of how I made it and suggests to help you all make a fun date bank. All you need is...
- Scrap booking Paper - best to get at least two colors, one with a pattern and one solid
- Letters - either stickers, blocks, stamps, foam, chip board
- Decorative items - photos, buttons, scrap booking decorations
- Paint & Brush
- Glue Gun
Get your scissors or razor and neatly cut the formula label from the can. Use the original label to help you measure your scrap booking paper. Get your glue gun heated up and glue the paper onto the tin. Now you can glue your ribbon over the edges to hide them.
Now take your letters and spell out "Date Night", "Date Tin", your last name, or basically anything else you want and glue it on. Now you are able to see where your free space is for your extra decorations. I went to the photo album section of Michael's and bought some of their cute 3-D mini items for your scrap booking pages. A package that had movie tickets and a cute popcorn tub.
And last, but not least, paint your lid. Get some acrylic paint and put one thin coat on the lid. Let the first coat dry completely or else the second coat will peel up the first layer. So make sure to let is COMPLETELY dry, it is hard because painting is a favorite of mine and I was too impatient and kept peeling up the last coat....yea....it got a little frustrating!
So start gathering that loose change from around the house and start filling up your can! Soon you will be able to really have a nice date night. With enough money to get candy at the movies, pay to have the babysitter stay later, get some desserts or whatever else you could think of! So make those cans and enjoy those date nights!