This blog post is sponsored by Pocky. I was compensated for my work here. All opinions are my own.
DIY Pocky Piggy Bank
I’m SUPER excited to announce my partnership with Pocky! I’ve DREAMED of working with them for almost a year(!!), so when they asked to collaborate, I was over the moon! Of course I said yes!
So lately (apparently) I’ve been really into piggy banks, and this is quite possibly the best piggy bank I’ve made yet! (At least it’s my favorite one.) Follow along with the how-to to make your own Pocky piggy bank, and buy yourself a box or 2 (or 3 or 4) of Pocky and share with a friend!
Using the largest drill bit you have, drill a large hole on the bottom of the wooden box. The hole needs to be big enough to empty out the piggy bank.
Using a small drill bit, drill a oblong hole in the top of the wooden box. This needs to be large and wide enough to fit coins in (this is the hole where you’ll be putting your loose change!).
Remove all hardware (the clasp and hinges) from the wooden box, and throw them away (you won’t need them).
Use hot glue to stick the two pieces of the wooden box together. Let the glue cool.
Paint 1-2 coats of pale pink acrylic paint all over the box EXCEPT the bottom. Let the paint dry.
On a piece of white card stock or copier paper, paint the strawberry Pocky sticks that are on the front of a strawberry Pocky box. Let your art dry.
Use scissors and/or an Xacto knife to cut out the Pocky sticks you painted.
Apply glue – either the spray adhesive or the glue stick – to the back of it, and press it onto the front of the piggy bank.
To get the “Pocky” letters and the strawberries, print off the printable above, and cut them out using scissors and/or an Xacto knife.
Apply glue – either the spray adhesive or the glue stick – to the back of the letters and strawberries, and press them onto the front of the piggy bank.
To close up the hole in the bottom of the piggy bank, the simplest way to close it up is to just put a big piece of duck tape over it! (Hahaha!) Whenever you need to empty out the bank, remove the piece of duck tape, then apply a new piece when you’re ready to close up the bank again!
My beverage of choice happens to be Diet Dr. Pepper! I drink one (or two) everyday! A little tidbit about me, I actually have never and don’t drink alcohol! So when I’m talking about “dranks,” I’m actually referring to my sodas. *insert laughing emoji face*
But whatever your drank of choice happens to be, either way, beverages COST MOOLA! (I mean, right? I’m dishin’ out $2-$4 everyday for a drink! And I know alcohol happens to cost even more!) So why not save up for a satisfying drank with this drank bank?!
A kitchen knife
A clean, empty, cylindrical container
Optional: Scrapbook paper + tape
Anything else you wanna deck out your drank bank with!
To make the lid: Start by rolling out a large piece of air-dry clay.
Trace the container into the clay. Use a kitchen knife to cut out the circle A LITTLE BIGGER THAN WHAT YOU TRACED. (Why? The clay shrinks a bit while it’s drying.)
Use the kitchen knife to cut out a slot that is large enough for a large coin to fit through. Smooth out any rough edges.
Cut out a smaller circle and smooth out any rough edges. In the very center, draw an “X” (where you insert a straw).
Cut off a small piece of the straw, and stick it in the center of the “X” you drew.
Apply this piece to the center of the large circle.
Cut out a long strip to create the sides of the lid. Apply the long strip around the side of the circle, smooth out any rough edges/seams.
For best results while your clay is drying, I recommend you set your clay piece on top of another container with a round, smooth surface.
Once your lid is completely dry, paint the lid white (or whatever color you’d like).
To make the cup: I used scrapbook paper to cover the outside of my container. I measured how tall and long the paper needed to be to be able to wrap around the container, then I cut it out. If you’d rather work directly on the container’s surface, do that!
Paint a design on your paper. (I painted a blue ombre “swoosh.”) This is the step where you can paint/decorate however you want!
Use the letter stickers to spell out “drank bank,” and stick them onto the paper/surface.
If you used scrapbook paper, wrap the paper around the container and use a few pieces of tape to secure it.
It’s back to school season! And that includes me!!!! I’m taking more advertising classes at BYU! And get this – I’m applying to the advertising program this fall! I’ll keep you posted on my progress and the status of my application. Cross your fingers and give me your good luck that I’ll get into the program!
I love school supplies. Don’t you?! Colorful pencils, glittery pencil pouches, cute erasers, Lisa Frank notebooks and folders…. It’s all glorious! But there’s nothing I love more than getting a backpack/book bag that screams my sense of fashion! And this faux fur backpack upgrade is a suuuuuuuper easy way to add some of your own taste to a simple backpack or book bag.
Backpack or book bag
Rainbow/colorful faux fur fabric
Fabric glue or hot glue & hot glue gun
Smooth out a piece of tissue paper over the area of your back pack or book bag where you plan on gluing the faux fur. Use a pencil to outline on the tissue paper the area you’re covering.
Cut the tissue paper stencil out.
Smooth out the tissue paper stencil on the back of your faux fur fabric. Trace the stencil using a Sharpie.
Cut it out.
Use fabric glue or hot glue to glue on the faux fur piece onto your back pack or book bag. Let the glue dry for 24 hours.
This is the second part of a two-part ice cream-themed DIYs for National Ice Cream Day (Pssst…it’s the 3rd Sunday in July every year)! And I’m really excited about this DIY – it’s really really simple and super cute!
DIY Ice Cream Cone Napkin Rings
Wooden napkin rings
Acrylic paint – various colors
Paint brushes – various sizes
Start by painting the whole napkin ring a waffle-cone color — golden brown. Let it dry.
Using a small brush, paint criss-crossing diagonal lines to create a waffle cone effect. Let it dry.
Paint a thin, wavy line on the very top, and fill it in with either “chocolate” or “strawberry” colored paint. Let it dry.
Happy National Ice Cream Day! (FYI it’s every year on the third Sunday in July — just in case you missed this year, now you know to celebrate next year!)
I’ve come up with 2 ice cream-themed DIYs that are super cute and suuuuper easy! (The easier the better, right?)
DIY Ice Cream Earrings
Wooden ice cream cone die-cuts – 2
Drill + small drill bit
Earring posts -2
Jump rings – 4
Start by drilling one small hole at the top of the ice cream cone die cut. Repeat this on the second one.
Use pliers to loop one jump ring into the hole you just drilled, and clamp it shut. Apply the second jump ring onto the last one, but don’t clamp it shut just yet.
Do this process to your second ice cream cone die cut.
Loop the earring post into the second jump ring, then clamp it shut.
Do this process to the second ice cream cone die cut.