Monday, May 19, 2008
Children's Piggy Bank - Minus The Pig
A lot of you have seen a bit of my ideas for what you can do with all your old formula cans and/or coffee cans; and here is another thing that I made with a can that I thought turned out really cute, if I do say so myself :)
My little niece had a birthday last week and she has really been into the Angelina Ballerina mouse stories. So, I decided that I would make her a little ballerina bank. It was really simple, all I used was...
Scrapbooking Paper (2 different patterns)
First, I removed the label from the formula to measure so I could measure what size I should cut from my scrapbooking paper to place as my back ground. I would then hot glue the paper on however I liked it. Once I got the papers glued on I then took the ribbon and glue it along the edge where the two papers met.
At this point I would start to paint the beginning layer of the lid. Don't make the first layer too thick or else it will take a long time to dry. Also make sure you let the layer dry completely or else the next layer you paint will peel up the layer before.
After painting the lid and set it aside to dry, I then placed my pretty ballerina stickers on the can where ever I thought best. I did save a couple stickers for the lid, to place when it finished drying.
I then took my alphabet stamps and stamped my niece's name and the word "bank". Once stamped, I cut out each letter individually and glued them on at different heights and angles. Now the can is done, but continue putting a few more coats of paint on the lid... but again, remember not to paint the next layer till COMPLETELY dried... it will peel on the layer before and you wont be able to smooth it out.
Your little girls will love them!