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! 😉
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! 😉
You Will Need . . .
- Cardboard (or a small cardboard box)
- Masking tape
- PVA Glue
- Old newspaper/magazine
- Acrylic Paint
How to make it . . .
First, cut out a rectangle of cardboard and fold two opposite ends using a ruler to make them precise. 🙂 You need to make two of these…
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 £2 coin as a guid if you need it!
Then carefully cut out the coin slot, or poke a pencil through then cut it out. Be careful with this stage!
With the other piece of cardboard, cut out a rectangle like this. . .
Make sure it is bigger than the coin slot. 🙂
You can then overlap the coin slot and other cardboard piece:
And now overlap the other two flaps so that you are left with a box that is missing two sides!
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! 😉
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.
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.
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.
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 . . .
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!
Use other small pieces of newspaper and glue to attach the scrunched paper on and blend it in.
Now using red and white acrylic paint, mix them to get the desired shade of pink.
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. 🙂
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.
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. . .
He looks a lot happier now! 🙂
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!
I hope you all enjoyed this useful little DIY! Let me know if you did, and have a lovely day!