Make a Travel Fund Bank


Look at all the money I don't have!

I made a fun, little travel fund piggy bank using a bank I got at Dollarama, a printed image of Cinderella Castle and a Partners Statue decal from themousierge.etsy.com. It only took 10 minutes and it's something you could do with your kids.


Step 1:

Sorry adorable kittens! You're about to be covered over. The back of the bank pops out like a picture frame so I took it out and measured it for the replacement photo.







Step 2:


I found an image online of Cinderella Castle. I sized it and cut it out. I actually had to use Microsoft Paint to make sure that it printed out the size that I wanted, not scaled to the size of the page.




Step 3:


I covered the back with double-sided adhesive ribbon. Glue tends to bubble. I hate wavy pictures.






Step 4:


I stuck the castle photo right on top of the kitten one. If I was using a lighter photo or if the original photo was really dark, I would have peeled the original photo off first, so it wouldn't show through. But I didn't have to do that here. Then I returned the back into the frame.



Step 5:


Grab the Partners decal and cover it with transfer tape to make it easier to place on the front glass of the bank.





Step 6:


The bank I used had the words Travel Fund at the bottom of the glass, so I used that to help me align the decal. Once I was happy with the placement, I used a scraper tool to press the decal onto the glass. Careful not to press too hard. Then I peeled off the transfer tape.



And there it is! Walt and Mickey standing in front of the castle, just like in the parks. If I wanted to, I could also paint the wooden frame. But for now, I'm happy with how it looks. Try it for yourself and use the hashtag #themousierge for the chance to be featured on our instagram or twitter.