One way that I like to save a little extra spending money is to keep my change. After awhile, I will roll what I have and take it to the bank. Then I use the money to buy a Disney Gift Card. I don’t count change as a part of my budget, so I don’t miss it.
I used to just put my change in a regular old change jar. That was fine, but I wanted something PRETTY. And an old jar just wasn’t pretty, so I made it my mission one day to make a pretty Disney Change Jar. And really, I will use any excuse to use my Cricut 🙂
Most of the items were in my house already, so it didn’t cost much to put it all together. The only thing I had to buy was the slotted coin slot for my Mason Jar, which I found on Etsy.
- Mason Jar
- Coin Slot Lid
- Vinyl for my Cricut
- Mod Podge (optional)
- Glitter (optional)
- Glue for Glitter
What I love about the Cricut Explore Air is that you are able to download images from the internet and upload them onto Cricut Design Space. I found the cutest Disney Castle Skeleton Key by doing a simple Google Search (A big thank you to whoever created it!)
I also have a Font called Waltograph on my computer that I had downloaded from DaFont a long time ago, so of course I had to use that one. How could I not use that font? Finally, I summarized the song by Jimminy Cricket and cut out “When you wish upon a star…your dreams come true” onto some vinyl.
I love the coin slot top that I got from Etsy, but when I received it, I realized it was silver and my mason jar lid was gold. It was not the look I was going for. So I just simply painted the top and then sealed it with some Mod Podge to avoid chipping.
While that was drying, I looked though my art supplies and I found my Martha Stewart Crafts Glitter Glue. Usually I don’t like using glitter because it gets everywhere! But, this stuff seriously sticks!!
I almost wish that I had used a bigger Mason Jar, but I get excited when I fill it up, so I guess the smaller jar works just fine.
Looks like it’s time to buy another gift card. Yay!