Travel Fund Piggy Bank


I have been saving to go to Ireland ever since one of my good friends moved there in August (Hi Haley! Miss ya). I'm not very good at saving so I started a system where I would put $20 aside every week into my Ireland Fund. I bought a ceramic piggy bank from Michaels but I thought I would spice it up a little bit. See you soon, Ireland!

Here's what you'll need:

  • Ceramic piggy bank (I got mine from Michaels)
  • Maps (I used a World Map but you could use whatever kind you'd like)
  • Mod Podge 
  • Sponges
  • Scissors 
  • Sharpie

Step One:

To start, you'll want to get your map out and cut it into smaller pieces. I cut a bunch of different sizes but made them small enough that they would fit well around the piggy bank. 

Step Two:

Before you actually start using your Mod Podge, grab a piece of the map and try placing it around the piggy bank until you find a spot where it seems to fit without making many lumps. Use a sponge to apply some Mod Podge to the back of the paper and stick it onto the piggy bank. At this time it's super important to try and smooth out any lumps.

Note: It is hard to stick paper to the side of a round object and you will almost definitely have some lumps but because of the intricate pattern of the maps you won't really notice the lumps too much.

Step Three:

Let the adhesive dry for about 5-10 minutes and then put a top coat of Mod Podge on it. Watch for any bubbles that pop up around this time- smooth them out when you see them. You can see in this picture that there are quite a few lumps I hadn't gotten to yet but that's how the beginning stages of your piggy bank should look.

Step Four:

Once you've completely covered the piggy bank, use your Mod Podge to do one last top coat over the entire piggy bank. And let it dry overnight.

Step Five: (optional)

Using your Sharpie, draw on the eyes and nose over top of the map on the face. You can also write something on the sides of the piggy bank, but I chose not to. 

Happy Saving! Enjoy xo

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