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Baby Food Jars+Chalkboard Paint= Coin Banks

Baby food jars crafts { Recycle Coin banks}. I love random discoveries especially when they are useful. I had been thinking about two things at the same time. I wanted to do something with the baby food jars. And wanted to keep coins safely away from my little boy. So, just by default this is what I made.

 

The Coin Banks out of the baby food jars.

 

I am so happy with this project. You can also use these jars to keep scrapbook embellishments, buttons and small craft supplies organized and labeled.

What I actually did is made these Coin banks. To systemically collect coins in jars and write the total amount on the chalkboard painted labels. A great way to collect zakat (donation at the end of month) and make it a habit.

 

It can also be used to teach kids:

1) Difference among coins

2) Math

3) Develop early saving habits

 

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Coin banks

coin banks recycle food jars

 

To make these:

 

THINGS YOU’LL NEED:

 

  • Baby food jars
  • Chalkboard Paint
  • $1 Candle Air Tight Lids
  • Ribbon (for decorating)
  • Glue and paint brush

 

Baby food jars

candles jars

 Simply remove the stickers from the baby food jars. Wash them thoroughly to remove any stickiness. And paint 2-3 coats of chalkboard paint.

Use decorative ribbon to make the jars look cool!

 

Chalkboard paint

recycle coin banks

Just in a few seconds you have your very own Coin banks recycled from trash.

 

Baby food jar crafts

baby food jars crafts

Now all you have to do is chalk them and enjoy writing and collecting.

 

Organizing with jars

DIY baby food jars

I am writing this project in advance. I think I’ll be busy packing my bags and looking forward to meeting my parents soon.

 

Did you check out my Dollar store chalkboard tutorial, made with foam boards!

 

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15 Chalkboard ideas

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Looking for more great ideas?

Check out tutorials in the category ORGANIZE.
 
Are you on pinterest?
You will also enjoy the Do It- Chalkboard and We love- Organizing Boards.
These are updated regularly whenever I find unique ideas.

  

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20 responses to “Baby Food Jars+Chalkboard Paint= Coin Banks”

  1. Teresa Froom says:

    What a clever idea for the baby food jars! My daughter would have done something like that when her kids were babies. She is very much into making things like that. I like your site, very personal and friendly. I will send my daughter to your site for review.

  2. Elise Engh says:

    Cool idea! When my little boy was younger, I was always thinking of what I could do with all those baby food jars. I never did figure out anything really creative- just used some to store buttons. But your coin jars are cute! Have a fun, safe trip to Dubai!

  3. Stephanie says:

    Great idea–it's cheap, it's quick, and it's cute! Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a good trip.

  4. Marilyn says:

    This is so unique and lovely.. Very creative.. LOVE IT.. I would LOVE to have you link it to my linky party going on today – Pin'Inspirational Thursdays over at The ArtsyGirl Connection – TY :)) Link is -http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/10/pinspirations-pinterest-inspirational.html ps: officially following ya :))

  5. Life With Lucy says:

    Super cute! Such a great idea and use of everyday resources. Thanks so much for sharing!

  6. Natasha in Oz says:

    It's amazing what things can be done using chalkboard paint. Great ideas-thank you!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha @ 5 Minutes Just for Me

  7. Rachel says:

    What a great idea! I never would have thought to try the candle lids on baby food jars. So cute!!
    Rachel
    adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

  8. Tamsyn says:

    That's a really neat diy! I love the idea of adding the chalkboard paint so that you can keep track of how much is in the jar.

  9. trophyw.blogspot.com says:

    great idea. I may make some for my craft room

  10. Life Happens says:

    LOVE it! I was trying to figure out what to do with all my baby food jars. Do you put the pain directly on the ribbon, or do you paint it on something, then glue it on?

    I am visiting your blog from friday follow at trendy treehouse. I love finding new, fun blogs to follow.

  11. J's mom says:

    I would love it if you would link this to my link party, and any others you may have. Thanks, It just started 🙂
    http://diycraftstomake.blogspot.com/2011/10/whacha-got-weekly-linky-party.html

  12. Kimberly @ The Brown Eyes Have It says:

    I love the use of the candle lid with the jars. That's a great idea!

  13. Claire Miller says:

    Clever!! Great idea, and would be perfect for my daughter. She'd actually be able to see the accumulation of her allowance!

  14. malia says:

    great idea!!!

  15. Jenni says:

    Just wanted to stop by and say THANK YOU SO MUCH for linking up with the frog last week. I also wanted to say…
    Congrat's Hani, you are the lucky winner of last week's jewelry giveaway at Kissed By A Frog!! Email me when you get a chance!
    This weeks linky and giveaway will be up later tonight and hope you join us again!
    HUGS~
    Jenni
    kissedbyafrog.blogspot.com

  16. Amy says:

    Good idea! Great way to reuse all those jars and make them look cute too! Would you share here?

    http://oneartmama.blogspot.com/2011/10/csh-thursday-link-party.html

  17. Christine says:

    Very good way to re-use jars!!!

    I hope you'll swing by my blog and share this!
    http://thediydreamer.blogspot.com/

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