My child is grown and grand children are a ways away so I had a personal chuckle about making over a piggy bank!
My neighbor’s daughter, who is entering her sophomore year of college, is home for the summer. She’s cleaning out her closet and gave me this piggy bank that needed some TLC.
I spray painted it all gold and then I decided to give it to a co-worker for her grand daughter. So I spray painted it white and added some large gold dots to make it a bit more kiddish. I covered the nose with scrapbook paper to hide a crack, hot glued some buttons on the snout, ears and eyes, and then decided it was one cute pig!
I’d have so much fun saving coin if I had this bank! Did you have a piggy bank growing up? Do your children?
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Tagged Gifts, Rustoleum
I thoroughly enjoy giving gifts, big or small. I love taking time to wrap them up special. It’s one of my greatest pleasures, as evidenced by my The Gift Is In The Wrap Pinterest board.
This past weekend I got together with my 5 girlie bffs from high school. It’s been many years since we graduated but every time we see each other we have bunches of laughs and I love every minute of it. I wanted to give them each something little just to let them know I value their friendship. Gifts don’t have to be expensive to send the right message.
I picked up 5 paper journals with different bright cheery covers and 5 pens, each one matching a journal, at Michaels.
Then I grabbed some paint chips and scrapbook paper from my stash, and added bakers twine and stickers to make a bookmark for each set. I personalized each one with the initial of their first name. This is an sample of the two sides.
I tied each one up with some bright ribbon.
And there you have it. Simple, inexpensive, personal, thoughtful. Do you give little gifts like this? I also made some birthday gifts for 3 of my friends, which I’ll share soon.