Thursday, August 9, 2012

Travel Jar

I did something totally new tonight, and I just have to share it! We always have a ton of change kicking around- especially Kyle. You'll almost always hear a faint jingle announcing the presence of change in his jean pockets. The other day, he left a handful of it on the counter, and it was just begging me to find it a new home.

The inspiration behind this came from this post, and I knew that this would be that change's new fate. I created a travel jar! All that extra change that I've had in my wallet for eons and isn't going anywhere- the change that Kyle hoards in his jeans pockets- its all going into that sweet little jam jar. Once its overflowing, it will find its way into the savings account- to be used for a special getaway.

All the pennies that's been accumulating in my wallet- that's going to the girls' piggy bank. Its a piggy bank that was given to me for a high school grad gift, but I've donated to them because I think its so stinking cute. And, its perfect for them. Its elephants! They love their animals! Once its full, its being transferred into their very own bank account. I started saving my penny's for them before they were even born- I had saved up $5.00 worth, and deposited it into their account when I finally opened one for them. I feel bad there's only $200 or so in there, but I also feel good, because that's money that's still left over from their baby shower and past birthdays. I think we've done pretty good, considering I've got twins!

So, here's my little travel jar:

How cute, right??!

I used patterned papers from K&Co's 8.5x8.5 paper pack Sleepy Tree, and the sticker and travel embellies (including clouds) are also K&Co (Handmade). Actually, the explore sticker is from another collection, but I didn't mark what it was. The yellow button is from my own personal stash- probably a button from my grandma's personal collection of buttons.

This was so fun and quick to make. As you can see, I still need to trim off a bit more of the overhanging ribbon- I just couldn't wait to get this posted, lol. OH- before I forget again, the ribbon was clearance at Walmart, and the small circle inset the other one on the lid is from the packaging for the Handmade collection of embellies. Hope you enjoy!



  1. What a great idea! It's gotta be easy to put change in such a cute jar :)

  2. This is sooo cute! LOVE all the colors and the car :)

  3. This is absolutely adorable, Ali!!! Such a creative and wonderful idea!!!!!

  4. Your travel jar turned out so cute! Thank you so much for sharing it with me!!! You have no idea how much it means to me to have inspired your creation!!! HUGS!!!