If you have babies (or friends/family with babies) who aren't exclusively breast feeding you will find yourself swimming in formula tins. As this is where I find myself with young twins on breast/bottle: the tins are mounting up. As there are only so any screws and components needing storage I munched on a jelly baby and came up with this, the first of the Formula-craft (FC) instructables. Introducing the FC Coin Collector. It's highly customisable, holds a reasonable amount of coin, can be adapted for all currencies, is easy to access and fairly sturdy.
Disclaimer: 1st instructable for this tribe - let me know what you think.
Step 1: Gather & Wash Materials
You will need:
1 Formula tin - brand is purely personal prefernce of course - washed and dried (don't skimp on the washing feral formula smells incredibly gross and grows some funky nasties)
Pair of scissors
Stanley or similar sharp knife
2 A4 Sheets of Paper
Step 2: Make the Coin Slot
Push the stanley knife through so you create a narrow slot.
Remove the stanley knife and insert the scissors.
Now cut the slot to your desired width and length. *
- You may execute this step in its entirety with a stanley or craft knife. I have shaky weak hands so prefer my craft scissors wherever possible.
Step 3: Decorate!
Take your pieces of A4 and decorate it as you like. If you have chosen to gather a child over three as part of your materials you may put them to work on the design and decorate phase. Of course, this is again purely optional.
Once you have a piece of paper decorated to your liking grab that sticky tape, trim the paper to size and attach your paper to your tin, ensuring it's all covered over.
You will probably need to cut a small rectangular patch from the second piece of paper to cover the whole tin, depending on tin size/brand.
Step 4: Finish and Start Saving
Once you have attached yor brilliant design, replace the lid. You are now ready to start saving all of that annoying shrapnel.
Or give them to the optional child/ren to save their pocket money in.