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DIY Disney Mason Jar Bank

January 25, 2017

One of the easiest ways that I like to save a little extra spending money is to keep all the  change I get back after I break a dollar. After awhile, I will roll what I have and take it to the bank.

Once I have the cash in hand, I turn around and spend it on a Disney Gift Card (or another Vacation Gift Card). I don’t count change as a part of my budget, so I never miss it.

I used to just put my change in a regular old change jar. And that was fine. But, I wanted something PRETTY. So, I made it my mission one day to make a pretty Disney Change Jar. And really, I will use any excuse to use my Cricut 🙂

DIY Mason Jar Bank

Most of the items were in my house already, so it didn’t cost much to put it all together. The only thing I had to buy was the slotted coin slot for my Mason Jar, which I found online.


Directions: The Jar

What I love about the Cricut Explore Air is that unlike the old Cricut Systems, you’re able to download images from the internet and upload them onto Cricut Design Space. I found the cutest Disney Castle Skeleton Key by doing a simple Google Search (A big thank you to whoever created it!) I arranged the Key to the size I needed and cut it out.

The jar didn’t feel complete with just a key on the front, so I started racking my brain to find the perfect saying to complete the the look I was going for. After a little thinking, I came up with the perfect phrase. As the wise Jimminy Cricket once said, “When you wish upon a star…your dreams come true.” 

Want to make your own? Here’s the design in the Cricut Design SpaceSkeleton Key and Font ( you will have to adjust the sizes for the size of your jar)

For the font, of course I had to go with my favorite! I had downloaded a font called Waltograph from DaFont a long time ago. (They’re awesome and they’re free!) As you can imagine, it’s the epitome of Disney! I tend to use this font whenever I’m making a Disney Craft, so this project was no different. I cut out the phrase and transferred it to my jar using some transfer tape I had lying around.


The Lid

I love the coin slot top that I got, but when I received it, I realized it was silver and my mason jar lid was gold. Not a good look. So I just simply painted the top and then sealed it with some Mod Podge to avoid chipping.

Looking back, I probably could have gone without the Mod Podge, but I was still trying to decide if I wanted to decorate the lid any more than just a little paint, so I went ahead and just sealed it.

While that was drying, I looked though my art supplies and I found my Martha Stewart Crafts Glitter Glue. Usually I don’t like using glitter because it gets everywhere! But, this stuff seriously sticks!! Seriously, if you’re working with glitter, use this stuff!

I sprinkled my uber pretty Martha Stewart Glitter in the color, Candy Apple.

Martha Stewart Paint MS Craft Glitter Candy Apple PL32153

Looks like it’s time to buy another gift card. Yay!

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