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Make Your Own Formula Can Bank

by Megan

Here’s a quick-and-easy craft for you! I have been saving formula cans ever since I found these formula can upcycle ideas, and I finally got to use one. Vanessa was in need of a bank, since we have some relatives who like to send crisp $10 bills for birthdays! So one night I sat down, and in less than 20 minutes, I had made a formula can bank!

formula can bank

Making this formula can bank was really easy. Here are the steps I took to make it:

Step 1: Take off the lid and cut a slot in the top, large enough for coins and folded-up bills

Step 2: Measure the height of the can, and cut scrapbook paper to fit. Use spray adhesive on the backside of the paper and wrap the paper around the can.

formula can bank tools

Step 3: Add any paper embellishments you desire. I designed Vanessa’s name on the computer in a fancy font, printed it out, and attached it to another piece of scrapbook paper, cutting both pieces of paper with scrapbook scissors that left a design around the borders.

Step 4: ModPodge the outside to secure everything together and leave a glossy finish.

Step 5: Add any other embellishments you desire. I hot glued a blue ribbon around the can, near the top. Bows and sequins would be other great options.

And that’s it! Why buy a bank when you could make such a pretty, personalized one?

vanessa with her bank

Next up, a boy design for Harrison!

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Emmy March 18, 2014 - 9:40am

Love this! I’ve been meaning to get my daughter a piggy bank and didn’t even think about making one. Great idea and it turned out super cute!

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Cassie @ Live.Laugh.L0ve. March 19, 2014 - 8:59pm

Okay, now this is cute! I wish I would have thought of this when my boys were still on formula! Even though, I can’t make it, I pinned it because surely another momma can!

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