Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Pennies in the Dryer

Ryan has gotten to the point that he has discovered pockets. And money. And he will go into my pockets to get money to put into his pockets.

And I am not used to this... and I forget to check his pockets before they get into the wash. And now I have pennies in my dryer. Well, pennies and matchbox cars. One day I will learn.

As I was cleaning out my findings of 11cents out of the dryer today, I remembered a rule that we had growing up... whoever finds money in the dryer is the owner of it, regardless of whose pockets lost it. It made it much easier than trying to figure it out. And so I realized I needed a little bank to set in the laundry room. And I wanted something prettier than a mason jar with a slot cut in the lid.

I don't know about you... but I got one of these in my stocking... a Tootsie Roll bank. I loved these growing up... and I figured it would be perfect!


I cut some paper to the right length and width, then used my trusty Mod Podge.


First, I covered the bank in Mod Podge, which acts like glue and stuck the paper right on.


Then I coated the entire thing in another coat of Mod Podge to seal it on... mostly since it will be in a more humid room and I don't want it just peeling off.



It looked pretty cute, but I decided to stick a little tag on with a ribbon remnant to cheer it up... and to the Laundry Room shelf it went!



I think I'll use that money at the end of the year (or whenever it's full) to buy me something pretty... just for doing the laundry. ;o)

2 comments:

Muffin Cake said...

Love it, Tabitha!!! So cute, and such a great idea for catching pennies!

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