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DIY Piggy Bank made from a Pirouline Tin

If you're new here, I post a recycled Pirouline tin craft every month! You can find them all here

With it being January, I wanted to do a project that fit with the "new years" theme, without it being a "go on a diet" resolution post (because nobody has time for that). So what is a popular resolution besides being more fit? Saving money perhaps? It's always a goal for me.

That's the inspiration behind today's project- Save your pennies! I used an empty Pirouline tin and some felt to make this adorable piggy bank!

Make a Piggy Bank from a recycled @piroulinecookie tin and some felt! tutorial by @punkprojects
Make a Piggy Bank from a recycled @piroulinecookie tin and some felt! tutorial by @punkprojects
Make a Piggy Bank from a recycled @piroulinecookie tin and some felt! tutorial by @punkprojects

Supplies:
  • Empty Pirouline Tin
  • Light Pink, Dark Pink and Black Felt (I used some by Kunin Group)
  • Black Embroidery Thread
  • Embroidery Needle
  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Marker
  • Craft Knife
  • Piggy Bank Face Pattern.


1. Start by measuring your empty tin and cutting a piece of light pink felt that can wrap around it.

2. Use your hot glue gun to adhere the felt to the tin. I like to start at one end and do this a little at a time so that the glue doesn't dry before you're ready.

Make a Piggy Bank from a recycled @piroulinecookie tin and some felt! tutorial by @punkprojects
Make a Piggy Bank from a recycled @piroulinecookie tin and some felt! tutorial by @punkprojects

3.  Next let's move to the lid. Use a marker to sketch a small rectangle (big enough for quarters to slide through) into the center(ish) of your lid.

4. Using a craft knife, carefully cut out the slot, following your marker lines.

Make a Piggy Bank from a recycled @piroulinecookie tin and some felt! tutorial by @punkprojects

5. Place your lid onto a piece of light pink felt and use a marker to trace around the outside edge and also trace the slot in the middle.

6. Cut out the felt circle and the slot and use hot glue to adhere it to the top of the lid.

Make a Piggy Bank from a recycled @piroulinecookie tin and some felt! tutorial by @punkprojects
Make a Piggy Bank from a recycled @piroulinecookie tin and some felt! tutorial by @punkprojects

7. Cut a 1/2" strip of  light pink felt and adhere it around the edge of your lid to cover the sides, as pictured below.

Make a Piggy Bank from a recycled @piroulinecookie tin and some felt! tutorial by @punkprojects

8. Next you need to cut out the face for the piggy bank. Download the pattern and cut it out. Pin the pattern pieces to felt and use them as a guide to cut out the face.

Make a Piggy Bank from a recycled @piroulinecookie tin and some felt! tutorial by @punkprojects

9. Use embroidery thread and a needle to stitch a mouth onto the pink oval. Wild Olive has a fabulous tutorial on how to do the "running stitch".

10. Glue on the nostrils. 

Make a Piggy Bank from a recycled @piroulinecookie tin and some felt! tutorial by @punkprojects

11. Use hot glue to adhere the snout and eyes to the front of the recycled tin. Pinch the ears slightly and adhere them to the top of the tin.

Make a Piggy Bank from a recycled @piroulinecookie tin and some felt! tutorial by @punkprojects

And there you have it! I am a notorious penny picker upper- If I see one on the ground, I pick it up and it goes in my piggy bank. You'd be surprised at how much those add up- enough to buy more cookies! ;)

Wouldn't it be fun to make these piggy banks in all sorts of colors? What color would you make one in?


You can find out more about the yummy Pirouline Cookies here: Website | Twitter | Facebook

Want more? Last January I shared this Desk Organizer made from Pirouline Tins.



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  1. When I thought your Pirouline Tin projects couldn't get any cuter!! Love this idea and his little nose is sooo adorable!

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    1. Aww, thanks Katie! :) I'm already brainstorming a Valentines Pirouline project that is hopefully just as cute.

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