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Thursday, August 10, 2017

How to Make a DIY Dinosaur Child's Bank

Good morning, Penny here to show you how to make a cute DIY Dinosaur Child's bank, or storage container.

This is a super easy, and low cost craft. I started out with a empty used peanut can. When choosing your container please make sure your can's edges are not so sharp that they are going to cut little fingers. This step is VERY important!


 This is the can I chose. you can chose a larger can, or even make yours from a plastic container as well.


Here is my container with the label removed. It is VERY important that you save the label and try to removed it in one piece if possible.


For my next step I used the label to measure out how much vinyl I was going to need to make my project. The vinyl was too short to go all the way around, so I added another section making sure I had about 1/2 inch left over to make my label overlap some. When using the label to measure out your pieces make sure that the label covers ALL of the can. It was only after I cut my vinyl that I realized that the can's label was about 1/4 inch too small! No worries as the can's lid covered the issue, but I will watch for this problem in the future.

My vinyl colors where bright florescent to give my project some fun colors.  They came from Style Tech Crafts Fluorescent Selection. They are made with Tape Technologies company.

Red FO5


Pink FO1

Green FO6

Yellow FO3

Blue FO7

and not pictured here Orange FO4. 

Here are my die cut outs made with this vinyl. 

I added my die cuts to my vinyl label prior to putting the label on the can, since it is much easier that way when you are dealing with a round object. Just make sure you leave enough empty space to overlap your label. You'll notice I have left space on both ends.


After putting the label on the can I'll go back and add another dinosaur die cut in the empty spot.


Here it is with the added die cut, and you can clearly see where I needed about another 1/4 inch of the vinyl all the way around the top. This doesn't show when the lid is in place.


Here are some finished images to the decorated bank.




I didn't add the cutout for the money slot yet so you can see what it would look like as just a storage container. To add the money slot you just need to cut a hole in the top large enough for a quarter. I hope you had fun today, and until next time Happy Scrapping. Love Penny
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