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Saturday Do-It-Yourself: Piggy Banks!

Posted by on Sat, January 11th, 2014 at 11:00 am

It’s no secret that Swagbucks is all about making your time online more rewarding.  Of course, we give you Swag Bucks for doing what you love.  But what happens when the currency you have is real?  You’ll surely need a place to put all that extra change, right?  Thanks to sandvballchick89, here is a fun, easy way to keep it all in one place!

One of my favorite things to do is find ways to reuse food cans, glass jars and plastic containers (think salsa and spaghetti sauce jars, vegetable/bean cans, peanut butter containers).  Once cleaned out, they make great pencil holders, vases, or display items if painted or filled with items like stones or marbles.

For years now I have used glass jars as change banks.  You can also create a cute piggy bank for kids using a plastic jar (I used a peanut butter jar) and some bottle caps.

Clean out the jar and remove any outer wrapper – For wrappers that leave behind any glue, peanut butter works great to get rid of the stickiness!  Spread some on the container, let it sit for 10 minutes, and then rub/scrape it away.  Glue 4 bottle caps to the container to create the pigs legs and one on the lid for the snout. Cut out some paper ears and use a marker to draw the face.  Add a pipe cleaner or twisty tie tail.  Cut a slit in the top and voila!  You’ve got a fun piggy bank.  And when it is full and ready to be emptied it is much easier to get the money back out than with a conventional piggy bank because you can just unscrew the lid.  I like the look of it as is, but you can also paint everything pink for a prettier design.  Finally, if you have any sharp plastic edges from cutting the hole on top, you can use some wet sand paper to smooth them out.

What a fantastic project!  Thank you for sharing, sandvballchick89!

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Saturday Do-It-Yourself – Homemade Spice Containers!

Posted by on Sat, January 4th, 2014 at 11:00 am
We hope you’re enjoying the first weekend of 2014!  This weekend’s DIY comes to us from slmr, from Summerville, GA.  She’s come up with a quick, easy and fun way to make a spice rack/container using clementine crates!  Take it away! Put those Containers that those Little Oranges (Clementines, etc.) come in that you buy ... Read More »

Saturday Do-It-Yourself: Wine Bottle Vases!

Posted by on Sat, December 28th, 2013 at 11:00 am
Happy Weekend, Swagvillians!  With Christmas in the rear view and New Year’s Eve right around the corner, there’s a good chance you’ll have some wine bottles to discard.  But, thanks to Haileighsmom5509, you can use those empty bottles to make yourself a fun vase!  Read more below… Ever wonder what to do with empty wine ... Read More »

Saturday Do-It-Yourself – Terrarium

Posted by on Sat, December 21st, 2013 at 11:00 am
Are you looking for a last-minute homemade gift for someone that will last throughout the year?  Swaggernaut thepudu is here to help!  Here she has given detailed direction on planting your own terrarium: Formerly known as Wardian cases, moss terrariums are pretty easy to take care of, if they’re put together right. I’ve been making ... Read More »

Saturday Do-It-Yourself: Ceiling Fan Decor

Posted by on Sat, December 7th, 2013 at 11:00 am
Happy Weekend, Swag Nation!  Today’s DIY project comes to us from Sally, from Devon, PA.  Check out this very crafty use for an old ceiling fan! Supplies Needed: Old ceiling fan (wires removed) Ornaments – I used 8 (4 each color) Dollar Tree or any other cheap ornaments Wreath – I used an old advent ... Read More »

Saturday Do-It-Yourself – Magazine Christmas Trees

Posted by on Sat, November 30th, 2013 at 11:00 am
Thanksgiving? Check.  Black Friday? Check.  Hope you still have some energy left!  Today’s DIY is extremely creative and very easy to do at home!  Hisgoddesss, from Arvada, CO shows us all how to make your very own Magazine Christmas Tree!  Check it out! It’s really simple: Take the first page (I fold the front and ... Read More »

Saturday Do-It-Yourself – Button Wreaths

Posted by on Sat, November 23rd, 2013 at 10:00 am
Happy weekend, Swaggernauts!  This week’s DIY project comes from vkaijinv, of Rio Rancho, NM.  Decorating your house or apartment for the holidays can be a daunting task (should you choose to do so).  But, this DIY idea makes decorating fun, easy AND affordable! Here’s how to make your own Button Wreaths: Stuff you’ll need: Craft ... Read More »

Saturday Do-It-Yourself – Hand Painted Bowls

Posted by on Sat, November 16th, 2013 at 10:00 am
This week’s DIY comes from infiniterosy.  With the holiday season right around the corner, check out this fun afternoon activity, that can then be used as a perfect gift for someone special! And remember, send your recipes and DIY ideas to contests@swagbucks.com, please include a picture and your Swag Name.  If we use your DIY ... Read More »

Saturday Do-It-Yourself – Pumpkin Hummus

Posted by on Sat, October 26th, 2013 at 11:00 am
Great Gourds! I love Autumn and today’s Do-It-Yourself recipe takes advantage of the harvests’ bounties.  Swaggernaut Rebafan99 of Vancouver, BC recommends celebrating with Pumpkin Hummus: My Swag name is Rebafan99 and I would like to submit a recipe for Pumpkin Hummus.  I enjoy anything with pumpkin and I am a big fan of hummus, so ... Read More »

Saturday Do-It-Yourself – Homemade Ice Cream Cake

Posted by on Sat, October 12th, 2013 at 11:00 am
I love ice cream cake! That is one reason why I was so excited to see today’s Do-It-Yourself submission from jerseyswife from Walnut Grove, MS.  She makes it sound so easy I will have to try it today and surprise a special Team Swagbucks member who is celebrating her birthday today.  (shhh… don’t tell her, ... Read More »