Friday, February 27, 2015

Aloha Moolah Bank

We're planning a trip to Hawaii next year for our 40th wedding anniversary. I wanted a place where I could throw all my spare change and $5.00 and $1.00 bills from my purse each week for the trip.

I didn't want any plain ol' bank or even an empty box or coffee container. I wanted a special place to remind me of what I was saving for. 
Hence, my Aloha Moolah Shadow Box Bank.

I bought the shadow box frame and had Greg drill me a slot in the top. I was so excited to do this, I kept forgetting to take pictures, which is why I don't have a photo of the finished slot.

He actually drilled the holes to make a line and then we sanded it all smooth.

While he was busy sanding, I took the back cover and mod podged scrapbook paper to the inside.

That's really all there was to it. I put the frame back together and used a funnel to add sand to the bottom.


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Al@PolkaDotsandPaisley said...

Much cuter than an old coffee can!

Two PlusCute said...

It's actually a very clever idea! It looks good, it provides INCENTIVE and you can also see how well you are doing.
Love your idea.

Rose FineCraftGuild said...

Terri! This is sooo cute. What an inspiration to save money for vacation. I personally LOVE to travel, so this is right up my alley.
Cheers, Rose,

SuperMomNoCape said...

Stopping by from the Sew Darn Crafty Linky Party. What a great idea!! And such fun too.