Sometimes, it isn’t easy to save money. It requires a lot of consistency and patience on your part. Therefore, you’ll have to handle that by making a DIY piggy bank. This doesn’t only propel you to fill the piggy bank up, but it also put your creativity to challenge.
A DIY piggy bank is also a smart, fun, and amazing idea to train your kids to save money. Here are some inspiring DIY piggy bank ideas for you:
1. DIY Painted Globe Bank
If you want to save money to tour around the world, then this globe piggy bank is the best option to get you motivated to save. This painted globe piggy bank can also serve as a decoration that tastefully beautifies your desk. Making this type of piggy bank will require the following materials:
- A globe made from cardboard
- Acrylic paint
- A cutter
- White spray paint
- Carbon paper
You can also decorate it with a colorful pen if you so desire.
2. DIY Gold Piggy Bank
If you want to instill a classy atmosphere in your space, then the gold piggy bank is the best idea. It is also an excellent decision to give it as a gift. You can as well paint it yourself if need be. Just follow these steps:
- Wash the bank with soapy water and allow it to dry.
- Use alcohol to coat the bank and let it dry completely.
3. DIY Turtle Piggy Bank
Training yourself to save money using a DIY piggy bank is a nice idea, and can help you spend the money wisely. In making the DIY turtle piggy bank, you can recycle the unused plastic bottle and household cloth. Draft a larger circle, adding the head, limbs, and tail. Then sew the plastic bottle and the household cloth. After that, you can paint or spray the head of the turtle and make an opening.
4. DIY Recycled Wipes Container Piggy Bank
If you’re still in possession of the baby wipes container, then it is another excellent DIY piggy bank idea, which can also challenge your creativity. You can make a piggy bank out of the box and adorn it to make saving time more fun.
Materials for this piggy bank include:
- Baby wipes container
- Permanent marker
- Pink and black construction paper
- Googly eyes
- Milk bottle caps
5. DIY Pringles Can Piggy Bank
You won’t ever run out of ideas to make saving fun when you can recycle materials around you. You can even make a money bank from the popular pringles can. Below are the materials needed:
- Pringles can
- Adhesive ( hot glue, or spray glue)
- Decorated papers to cover the can
- Foam paintbrush
6. DIY Pink Crotchet Piggy Bank
This type of piggy bank is made out of the tissue box using the crocheting method. Its pink color will beautify your piggy bank, making it look so adorable. Supplies needed for this piggy bank include:
- One skein of yarn
- Tapestry needle
- 5.0mm hook
- Tissue box with 5x 4.5 x 4.5 inches dimension
- 2 x 12mm and 2 x 10mm plastic eyes with closures
7. DIY Bottle Piggy Bank
Instead of disposing of plastic bottles, which causes environmental issues, you can recycle it to make a DIY piggy bank. In addition to the plastic bottle, you will be needing other materials such as:
- Pipe cleaner
- Double-sided tape
After getting them prepared, you can make out ears, legs, eyes, a nose, and a hole to insert the money.
8. DIY Cardboard Piggy Bank
A cardboard piggy bank doesn’t require any skill asides the basic skill of joining things together. If you want to make a simple DIY cardboard piggy bank, all you need is :
- A cardboard
- Craft knife (optional)
- Red, yellow, white, and black acrylic paint
The attraction this saving device brings will boost your saving interest.
9. DIY Tissue Box Piggy Bank
Who doesn’t love a cute pinky piggy bank? When you’re on a budget, you don’t have to get yourself worried because you won’t have to buy a piggy bank; instead, you can make it yourself. Materials you’ll be needing to make this piggy bank include:
- Pink craft paper
- Tissue box
- Fast setting glue
- Pink and black pom-poms
- Pink paint
- Double-sided tape
- 1.25-ounce clear plastic cups
- 2 inch wide oval or round box or jar lid
- Chenille Stems
10. DIY Glass Block Piggy Bank
If you’re confused about what to do with your old glass block, you can change them into a piggy bank for you to save. If you want to make a DIY piggy bank effortlessly, then this is the best option for you. What you need do is to ensure that it is neat both inside and outside. You can also decide to add some decorative vinyl to it so that it won’t look too blank and boring.
11. DIY Airplane Piggy Bank
This airplane piggy bank is one easy piggy bank to make. The materials are also easy to come about. In making this piggy bank, you need a plastic bottle, two-sided tape, pencil, cardboard paper, and scissors. Before you proceed to use the cardboard paper to wrap the plastic bottle, you have to make a filling slot. Afterward, you create and place the wings, the propeller, and any other part you wish to put into making it look nice.
12. DIY Cereal Box Piggy Bank
You could also transform an empty cereal box to a piggy bank rather than disposing them. Making a piggy bank from a cereal box isn’t a difficult task and requires the following materials.
- Empty cereal box
- Pipe cleaner
- Construction paper
- Googly eyes
You can begin by using the construction paper to cover the box, use scissors to cut out different shapes. Glue pieces and shapes together and attach them to the already covered box. Using a craft knife, cut out a slot for putting in money at the top. You could also add your favorite characters such as the pig and robot, and write things you want to save for on the box.
13. DIY Handy Piggy Bank
When it comes to crafting, you can never run out of materials because you can make something useful from everything you have. This piggy bank is made from a plastic jar where you make a slot for money on its back. For doing this, you’ll be needing:
Using the carton, make the pig’s feet, trimming the tops evenly. After that, make the ears, tail, and the eyes, glue it and then paint. You have to make sure every glued part is completely dried out before painting.
14. DIY Glittered Piggy Bank
If you feel bored with your old piggy bank, you have to make a creative move to change it. This can be done by recycling it or giving it a bit of retouch. It doesn’t need a big move to change it. A simple, right move can get it looking fabulous. Materials for it include:
- Spray adhesive
- Ultrafine glitter
- Spray sealer
Ensure that the piggy bank is clean and dry before spraying with adhesive and sprinkling with glitters.
15. DIY Ice Cream Fund Mason Jar
You could also make an attractive DIY piggy bank just to keep you motivated to save. One good option is to create an ice cream fund bank.
The supplies needed include:
- Mason jar
- Chalkboard paint
- Painter’s tape
- White primer
- Metal piggy bank insert
- Gold glitter
- Chalky finish paint