To kick off the summer, I’m launching a RECYCLE, REDUCE, REUSE project series, where I recycle and repurpose objects that I’ve consumed throughout the month and reuse them as beautiful,functional everyday objects.

Project #3                                                                                                                              STUDDED PIGGY BANK 

What you’ll need……                                                                                                                      

Empty Mason Jar

Hot Glue Gun

Acrylic Paint

X-Acto Knife

Decorative Studs

Modge Poge

Sponge Brush

Let’s begin……                                                                                                                            


STEP 1: Wash mason jar with dish soap and towel dry.

STEP 2: Add 1 inch of paint into mason jar.

STEP 3: Twirl mason jar around in circular motion until the entire jar is coated with paint.

STEP 4:  Turn jar upside down to let excess paint drain out, moving the jar from each spot every 5-6 seconds; continue this step for 2-3 minutes.

STEP 6: Let jar dry right side up for 24 hours or until completely dry.

STEP 7:  Apply 1 to 2 coats of mod podge to the inside of the jar with a paint brush or sponge brush to seal the paint, leaving an hour in-between coats to dry.

STEP 8: Using a hot glue gun, apply decorative studs or beads.


STEP 1: Using an x-acto knife, carefully cut a 1 inch wide rectangle in the center of the lid.

STEP 2: Apply 2 coats of paint to the lid, leaving 30 minutes in between coats to dry.

STEP 3: Apply 2 coats of mod podge to the lid to seal paint, leaving 30 minutes in between coats to dry.

COMPLETION TIME: Up to 24 hours.

Here’s the finished product!…… Be sure to check out all the other projects in this series.

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