Wanderlust Decoupage Money Bank

Who doesn’t love a good holiday? But you know what the first and the most important step towards planning an ah-mazing holiday is? Saving up for said ah-mazing holiday! There are a number of great travel blogs that give some useful tips for planning a holiday on a budget. But, the best advice, is obviously, to start saving up as soon as possible!

Every time I hear the word decoupage, I immediately think Mod Podge. Mod Podge is one of the most well known craft supplies in existence. It’s a decoupage medium — an all-in-one glue, sealer and finish used to attach paper and fabric to various surfaces. It is one of those craft supplies that people shell out a lot of cash for, but if you stop and think for a minute and break down what Mod Podge actually is, you’re already one step ahead in saving up for your dream holiday.

Mod Podge is basically watered down PVA glue. Yes, the same PVA glue that you can buy at the Dollar store!

I found this great blog that gives the perfect Homemade Mod Podge Recipe. Just mix 1 cup of PVA glue and 1/3rd cup of water, give it a good shake and you’re good to go!

Things you’ll need:

• A jar with the lid
• Loose sheets from an old atlas, an old world map or atlas decoupage sheets
• Stanley Knife
• Homemade Mod Podge: 1cup PVA glue +1/3 cup water
• Scissors
• Optional: Rope

Steps to make your money bank:

  1. Using your Stanley knife, cut a slot on your jar lid. Proceed with caution while using the Stanley knife to cut the slot.
  2. Once you’ve cut the slot, if the edges of the slot are too sharp, sand it down so make it smooth.
  3. Approximately trim the loose map sheets or decoupage paper to a size big (or small) enough to comfortably wrap around the jar. Alternatively, you can cut the paper into strips or tear the paper into small pieces.
  4. Screw the lid on the jar and using PVA glue, apply the paper on to the jar.
  5. Work in layers until you achieve the desired effect.
  6. Wrap some rope around the neck of the jar for an added rustic feel.

And that’s it! It’s time to start saving up for your next holiday!
Let me know in the comments where your next holiday is going to be.

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