Easy Mason Jar Cloth-Top Coin Bank

Introduction: Easy Mason Jar Cloth-Top Coin Bank

This Fancy Cloth-Top Coin Bank is a great way to keep all of your spare change in one place.

This helps by not having to search through your kitchen or bedroom drawers for coins.
These banks can also help prevent the young ones (or pets) from finding loose coins and possibly swallowing them.

These are also great to help younger people to start saving money.

These banks can be made with any fancy, or just plain colored or even white cloth that you may already have.
Or you can buy material of your choice at many fabric supply or second hand stores.

Here are a few sources of fancy cloth materials:

Handkerchiefs
Tablecloths
Curtains
Doylies
Shirts
Place mats

Supplies

For one bank you will need:
One - 6 inch by 6 inch square of cloth.
One - Mason Jar of any size that you may want to use.
These jars come in many sizes including quart, pint, half pint and a cute little quarter pint.
One - Ring or band to fit your jar.
Two - Feet of fancy ribbon of your liking for the final touch of "Bling".
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Tools needed:
Scissors - You can use pinking shears for an added "splash" but regular scissors will do a fine job .
Super Glue
Small 1/4 inch diameter magnet

Step 1: How to "Make the Bank"

  1. Measure your band/ring and cut your ribbon to go around the ring plus 1/2 inch extra.
  2. Using your super glue, carefully glue this piece of ribbon all around your mason jar ring.
  3. Put this ring/ribbon assembly aside for a minute to allow the glue to set up a little.
  4. Measure another piece of ribbon to about 8 or 9 inches and fold to make the ribbon loop.
  5. Glue the 8 or 9 inch long piece of ribbon at the point where the loop crosses itself.
  6. Place a small amount of glue at the point where the ribbon ends meet on your ring.
  7. Place the ribbon loop cross on this point and use the 1/4 inch magnet to hold it while the glue sets up.
  8. Now measure and cut the 6 inch by 6 inch cloth into a 6 inch circle. (use pinking or regular scissors)
  9. Cut a 1.5 inch "coin slot" in the center of the cloth.
  10. Put a little glue on each end of the "coin slot" to hold the fabric together at those locations.
  11. Make sure your glue has set up on all parts.
  12. Place the cloth on the jar threads and carefully screw on the ring ribbon assembly.
  13. Put in your spare change.
  14. Place the Fancy Cloth-Top Coin Bank in any convenient location.
  15. Enjoy your Fancy Bank Savings whenever it collects enough for your next celebration.
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    3 Comments

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    Cowsbell
    Cowsbell

    Question 10 months ago

    I made an instructable "Easy Mason Jar Cloth-Top Coin Bank".
    I think I entered it in the Mason Jar Speed Challenge.
    But I cannot tell if it really got entered.
    There is no clue that I can find that says it is entered.
    Is there any way to check it it is entered??

    nangamaj@gmail.com

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    Penolopy Bulnick
    Penolopy Bulnick

    Answer 10 months ago

    When you enter it goes into review for the contest manager. You should get a acceptance/rejection message within 1 buisness day. If you enter later on Friday or on the weekend, you'll hear back on Monday.

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    Penolopy Bulnick
    Penolopy Bulnick

    10 months ago

    Thanks for sharing! I like the fabric you chose :)