DIY Mini Money Box

I find it quite annoying when I have loose change just lying around, often getting lost, so I had to find a cute solution and share it with you all! This little bunny money box is such a cute little way to store your loose coins and notes, ready for the next shopping trip! πŸ˜‰


Hey there everybody!

I was thinking about a way to quickly stash that extra change, and I came up with this cute little idea – it’s easy, affordable and fun! I can see so many ways you could change and adapt this money box too, maybe change it to a different animal or object, or change the colours!

I hope you are all having an amazing day, so enjoy this little bunny DIY! I can’t wait to find it a home and store all my money inside! Yay! ❀

Here’s how to make a Mini Money Box!. . .


DIY Mini Wall Money Box

Of course you don’t have to put it on the wall, but I think it looks super cute there! πŸ˜‰

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You Will Need . . .

  • Cardboard (or a small cardboard box)
  • Masking tape
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • PVA Glue
  • Old newspaper/magazine
  • Paintbrush
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Pen/sharpie
  • Pusheen

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How to make it . . .

First, cut out a rectangle of cardboard and fold two opposite ends using a ruler to make them precise. πŸ™‚ You need to make two of these…

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Next use a pencil to draw a coin slot on one of the flaps on one of the pieces of cardboard, you can use a Β£2 coin as a guid if you need it!

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Then carefully cut out the coin slot, or poke a pencil through then cut it out. Be careful with this stage!

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With the other piece of cardboard, cut out a rectangle like this. . .

Make sure it is bigger than the coin slot. πŸ™‚

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You can then overlap the coin slot and other cardboard piece:

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And now overlap the other two flaps so that you are left with a box that is missing two sides!

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You can then make a flap for one of the empty sides by making a rectangle that fits the hole, with an extra bit so it can open and close! πŸ˜‰

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Then, just fill the other gap with a small rctangle of cardboard masking taped on…

Also, you can now secure it all with masking tape.

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For the next stage, grab a paintbrush and pour some PVA glue into a tray (add a little water to dilute) and tear up some tiny pieces of newspaper.

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With the pieces of newspaper/magazine, use glue to paste them on to the entire surface of the box. Remember not to glue the flap shut! ❀

Leave to dry. It could take half an hour to an hour.

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Now you want to get a pencil and (on a piece of cardboard) draw two bunny ear shapes. If you aren’t doing a bunny, add whatever other features you wish. Cut around them carefully like soo . . .

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If the glue on the box is now dry, you can go ahead and do the next stage.

Scrunch up a strip of newspaper into an oval (ish!) shape, then stick it roughly on to the front of the money box!

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Use other small pieces of newspaper and glue to attach the scrunched paper on and blend it in.

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Now using red and white acrylic paint, mix them to get the desired shade of pink.

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When the glue has dried, paint the box and ears with the paint and a brush, until it is all covered! You may need a couple of coats if the paint cracks. πŸ™‚

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Then (make sure it is dry) add a line of PVA glue to the bottom of the ears and attach to the top of the money box.

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Your money box should look a little like the one above! ^

Now using a pen or sharpie, draw on the details of the face. I drew some happy eyes (upside down arcs) and a little black nose and mouth. . .

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He looks a lot happier now! πŸ™‚

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Also feel free to attach the box to a wall, or have sat at your work desk! Now your little loose change has a cute iccle home! Yay!

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I hope you all enjoyed this useful little DIY! Let me know if you did, and have a lovely day!

Rabbity hugs,

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32 thoughts on “DIY Mini Money Box

  1. This is one of the sweetest makes I’ve ever seen! I can imagine these little guys in all sorts of colours! πŸ’• – I love it and am excited to read more adorable content from your blog ☺️ x

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  2. I found your blog through Inquisitive Writer and I have to say that this is the cutest corner of the web I have ever seen! Your images are so adorable and you have some really nice crafts on here!

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