PiggyBank IKEA Hack

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I needed a piggy bank for my baby and decided to make one instead of buying. It was the best decision, with few materials you can have a personalized piggy bank!

Transform an IKEA frame into a piggy bank in an easy and fast way.

Supplies:

Step 1: Materials and Tools

You will need only three materials to complete this project:

  • IKEA frame RIBBA: link
  • Clear contact paper
  • A4 printable labels

Tools needed:

  • Computer & Printer
  • Power Drill
  • Utility knife
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Pencil eraser

Step 2: Be Creative!

In this step you can be creative and adapt the project in any way you like. In my case I decided to keep the pass-partout and create a smaller image in the center, but this frame allows to put an image that fills in the back completely.

I created an image with animals with basic and simple shapes: a pig, a chick and a mouse.
I also added a gold coin and made a slot on the pig!

The advantage of this piggy bank being made from a frame is to be able to have a 3D effect. To do this simply paste an image (or images) into the glass. In this case I used a tree image, again very simple and basic...

Step 3: Let's Ruin a Frame But Create a Piggy Bank!

We have reached the point where we have to ruin the frame but create a piggy bank!

It is not too much to say that you only have one try for this process, so you have to pay close attention to the measurements. As you can see in the image the measurements are for a slot in the center, but you can do it anywhere you like...

Disassemble the frame completely and drill/cut the slot with the power drill and utility knife.
Place the inner frame in the frame and draw the shape of the slot. Use the power drill and utility knife to open the slot in the inner frame, but this time make it big as you can see in the picture.

After printing the images on the labels apply the contact paper to protect them and cut out the image you have chosen for the glass. After printing the images on the labels, apply the contact paper to protect them and cut out the image you have chosen for the glass, align it and place it in the definitive place. Just be aware of air bubbles!

Step 4: Finishing the Piggy Bank!

All you need to do is assemble everything and start saving money with your new piggy bank!

Do not forget to erase the pencil lines from drilling the slot and this project is completed!

If you have any doubts feel free to ask.

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Thank you very much for your presence, I hope you enjoyed it and try to make this Piggy Bank!

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    jessyratfink

    20 days ago

    That's clever. :) A shadow box is a pretty perfect piggy bank!

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