We are so excited for our trip to Disney World. This time around we decided to have the kids earn money all through the summer for their trip this fall! While we love taking our kids on fun trips, we also want them to learn to work and earn. We thought that this Disney Savings Jar would be a great opportunity to teach them how to plan and save for our Disney trip. So to get them excited about the idea I made them these fun jars. Aren’t they cute? (I even made myself one!) They are perfect for Saving for Disney. By the way my friends at Get Away Today have great Layaway plans – it’s a another great way that you can save for a Disney trip save for a Disney trip!
Fine Point Blade
Mason jar with a slotted lid (like these)
Black spray paint ( I love these little cans for small craft projects)
Fleece Fun’s free SVG file available below or I have a file all set up in Design Space that you can use here.
How to Make a DIY Savings Jar:
Step 1 – Cut out the pieces
While this project comes together quickly cutting out the elements is what can take the longest.
Cut out the the words, the mouse heads and tiny bows ( if desired) out from vinyl.
Cut out the ears from Chipboard using the Knife Blade
Cutout a bow (if desired) from the felt. I used a pattern from Design space – This one.
Step 2 – Weed the Vinyl
Weed the vinyl to the letters, mouse heads and bows (The Cricut BrightPad makes this easy). Add the transfer tape.
Step 3 – Make the ear cap
A couple of tips when it comes to making the lid.
First Make sure that the ears and on each side of the long side of the slot.
Before apply the words, find out twist on the lid so the ear will line up nicely with the writing. Then hot glue on the ears in place.
Then spray the lid and the ears black
Allow the ears to dry.
If you want to make it with a bow, put the bow together:
Glue each side into the center.
Then add the center piece.
Wrap it around the back and glue.
Then glue it onto the ears in front of the slot.
Step 4 – Add the Vinyl to the glass jar
Make sure have the correct side of the jar ( the side that your lid will line up with).
Tip: Make sure your jar is clean and wiped down before you begin.
Apply the “Mickey Money” ( or Minnie Money) to the Jar first and center all the elements off of that.
Add the Mickey heads above and below the letters, centering them.
Add the bow to the Mouse heads and then add the money signs to each side of the words. Finally add a name to back if desired.
Step 5 – Bring it all together
Add the lid to the jar and you’ve finished the DIY Disney Savings Jar Tutorial.
Tip: Glue on the to prevent kiddos from taking money out! and be sure to check out Get Away today for their latest deals on Disney Trips! You might be closer to booking than you think!
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