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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Piggy Bank Makeover

Our Daughter's First Piggy Bank


My Mom got our daughter her very first piggy-bank! How
special is that? 

I had several piggy banks during my childhood. Two of them were a standing piggy in pink and green. I also had a Nesquick can that my Mom, my Uncle, and I decorated together and made it into a piggy-bank.

The latter was a really fun and special moment for me. I had that can for years!  My Uncle drew Minnie Mouse on it, my Mom painted it purple, and I decorated it with glitter. Every now and then we still talk about that project we did together....and it was ages ago!

So now my daughter has her first piggy bank! She's still too little to decorate it or do anything with it, but she understands it's hers and that it's not a toy. It's to look at and and "feed" her.

Here are the 'before' pictures:
Front View



Side View 


Materials:


  • Pre-made bows
  • Ruffles
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Scissors 

pre-made bows
you can find bows like these at Wal-Mart, Jo-Ann, or Hobby Lobby


ruffles



Steps:


  1. I cut the bows to fit the piggy's ears: 


Piggy with Hair Bows :-)



2. I added the ruffles to the lady - 'After' Picture:

Finished product!




The whole project / makeover took less than 15 minutes! I enjoyed putting it together for my daughter during her nap time!



Do you remember your first piggy-bank?

Do your children have a piggy-bank?





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