Keep The Change

2 Materials
$20
1 Hour
Easy

I love when I have the exact change to pay for things when I'm shopping. My husband, on the other hand, never spends his change. He always has a pocket full of coins. We put his coins in a jar & it can add up quickly to quite a large sum. Here, I've created something prettier than the plastic jar we've been using.

Supplies:

Shadow Box

Scrapbook Paper

Scissors or Paper Cutter

Tacky Glue

Print Out Of “Keep the change”

Paint Pen

Tape

Utility Knife

I took off the back of the shadow box and used a utility knife to cut out a notch at the top where I can insert the coins.

I picked out 3 patterns of scrapbook paper and cut them to different sizes which will wrap around the back of the shadow box. Once I wrapped the paper around the backing, I secured it on the back with tape.

I cut the paper around the notch to leave the opening.

I printed out , Keep the change!, and taped to the inside of the glass. Then I traced over it with a paint pen.

I put the back on and started filling the shadowbox with change.

Once full, the shadowbox will hold approximately $200!

Unless, you have someone in your house who likes to steal the quarters!

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Virginia B
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  • Bernie Bernie on Jul 30, 2021

    This is a great idea!!!

  • Amy Amy on Aug 11, 2021

    I absolutely love saving my change for Christmas shopping. This is a great idea for a way of keeping it a bit safer.♥️👍️. I also love the fact that you didn't use paint on wood.

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