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How to: Make a Piggy Bank from a Formula Can

If you are like me, then every time you have a baby you end up with a bajillion formula cans.  This is a simple piggy bank that I made from a formula can for my daughters

baby formula can repurpose makeover Me and my 4 year old created this little wonder today. I have not thrown away any of the jars of formula from the baby. There are so many things that you could do with these cans.

Here is how we did it:

For the lid I cut out a circle a little bit smaller than the lid. Then I used my finger to "emboss" the outline of the lid. It was really simple, and then I had an outline for the lid.

simple formula can diy scrapbooking paper flowers piggy bank idea


cut slit in the formula can top for moneyThen I cut it out and hot glued it onto the lid (notice it is not perfect, but you will cover that up later. Then I cut out a small rectangular hole out of the lid with my exacto knife.
Decorate formula can for bankThen I measured the height of the can and cut the paper and hot glued it onto the can. It took 2 strips of paper to cover the entire can
Then we embellished the can with some flowers and some letters and some ribbon.


decorating lid of formula can for childs bankTo finish off the lid, I hot glued ribbon around the outer edge of the lid. Tied a bow out of the same ribbon and glued it onto the lid. Embellished the lid with a couple of flowers and buttons.
flower embellished formula can for childs bankAnd Voila! You have a fun little can for endless possibilities.
finished lid for formula can decorating
how to decorate a formula can for a bank for a child





28 comments:

Kerstin said...

this is so cute! I'm always looking for great ideas to use on formula cans. I think I still have 50 or so!

Jenglamgirl said...

HOW UBER CLEVER IS THIS? VERY CLEVER! love the colors you chose and how you decorated it. JGG~ Larsenloves.blogspot.com, and I follow you too! ;) have a good one.

Denise said...

How cute!

Kimbo West said...

visiting from made by you mondays...I too can't throw away formula cans. This is soooo cute!

Kaysi said...

how cute! I love the flowers and colors

Kama said...

Great idea!!

Nancy said...

What a cute idea! It turned out adorable!

Ashley said...

love love love love, I finally started reusing some of my formula cans to store glitter pens, glue sticks, sharpie markers, and other misc. crafting supplies. I love how you decorated this! Very cute.

Heather said...

Love it, and love the fact that little ones can't break it! Thanks for sharing!

Sweet Little Smoothie said...

So cute! I have a ton of coffee cans that I could use (sadly, no formula ones). Thanks for the inspiration!

Jen Sue Wild said...

How sweet..

Kassi Jane said...

great idea i have so many of those cans laying around!

Kassi Jane said...

great idea i have so many of those cans laying around!

Jennie said...

What a cute idea! I love the little flowers you added. Great job.

Jennie @ Cinnaberry Suite

JulieChats said...

What a great idea! I know I've got a lot of those cans just sitting around waiting for a project like this!

Stopping by from Today's Creative! Just signed up to follow you. Stop by my scrapbooking blog when you get a chance http://juliechats.blogspot.com I'm always looking for a few more crafty followers!

fawnda said...

very good idea! I love reuseing cans too! : )

Jessica Hills said...

I always wonder what I can do with those...now I have an idea! Thanks! Come stop by my Favorite Things Friday Party if you would like to join in!

Amanda said...

That's really cute! Love the colors, and I love those letters! :)

aliciamarie112 said...

This is a great idea! I have so many containers of formula but normally when we are done with them we just throw them into the recycling.

Jenn said...

I LOVE this idea! My baby has about one more bottle to make out of the formula can and I am going to make a bank for her & 3 more for my dudes. Thanks for sharing...
I will try to link up on Sat., we are leaving town so I'm not quite sure if I will get to the computer or not.
Have a great day!
Jenn
{redberrybarn.blogspot.com}

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

A bank! That is a great idea! Too bad I don't have any formula cans because my son needs a bank!!! Love this idea!

Pam said...

What a sweet project!

jennifer said...

Michelle you could use any can with a lid..I am using a breadcrumb can. I am using tissue paper strips and gluing them on there in a random pattern. There are so many things you can do with these..I am going to use mine to store my daughters pencils.

Farah said...

Very easy and creative project, lovely . sure I try it soon... I just found your blog and its really very interesting and creative too... I m your newest follower now..

Elle said...

I will definitely try this project with my girls. Your can looks beautiful. I have been saving cans and containers with the idea that one day I will decorate them. Thanks for the inspiration. I am visiting from the blog frog. http://CleverlyChanging.com

Naturally Me Creations said...

Cute! I love the idea of repurposing cans, there really is so much you can do with them, and they can end up making the cutest storage containers or gift "boxes"! I've only done 1 so far myself, but i'm really wanting to do more of 'em! :)

bear rabbit bear said...

Super Cute! I love this. I used mine for centerpieces for my daughter's first birthday, but this is a neat decorating idea or gift can idea! Thanks!

http://bearrabbitbear.blogspot.com/2011/07/formula-can-flower-centerpieces.html


Melanie
bearrabbitbear.blogspot.com

Missk said...

This a wicked little idea! Very cute and sweet looking. If only i had formula tins! Lol

Oh and i stopped by from your link at blogfrog :)

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