2.11.2010

Dump Truck Bank- so easy you will fall out of your chair!


There was one difficult step in this bank, and I did it for you! 
I wanted the bank to look like the dump truck was dumping the coins into the "load".  After trying to find the perfect image and telling my husband about it, who said "that sounds pretty hard, I don't think your going to find one with the right angel" well that sounded like a challenge and instantly gave me the answer to my problem (remember, I'm a Capricorn, so just tell me something is to hard and I'll do it LOL).  Why am I running around looking for the perfect image when I have dump trucks and loaders and cars all over the house?!  So I snatched the dump truck out of the little ones prying hands, okay, I'm kidding, I waited until nap time. Grabbed my camera and took some pics.  You can steal my hard work here to make your bank.

Materials needed-
Shadow box, mine is from the dollar store (where else?) and is 4x6
Any glue, I used elmers good old white school glue
Sharp exacto knife
A quarter
Photo

Print and cut your photo to size. Glue it to the back of your shadow box, the cardboard piece that comes off.  Take your quarter and position it where you think looks good, your going to have to cut a slit all the way through the cardbaord so make sure there isn't anything in the way (mine had a lot of hangers and hinges on the back so you don't want to run into them).  Cut a slit wide enough for your quarter to slide through easily and test it out.
Insert it back into your frame, grab some change and go to town!  That's it, no really, that's it, we're done!

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46 comments:

  1. This by far has been my FAV!
    BUT WAIT>>>>>We could make these and list them on Etsy's MJ&G's Shop!!! AHHHHHH.
    Very creative. I love it!

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  2. Love this idea! I would love for you to stop by and link up to my What are little boys made of? Weekly Round Up! It happens every Thursday.

    Kim
    seven thirty three - - - a creative blog

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  3. that is so stinking cute. MAYBE I might want to have a boy next just for that :) have you emailed this to Dana at made she is doing a months worth of boy stuff. She just might love this idea

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  4. How cool is this! Thank you so much for sharing your dump truck picture and the tutorial....I can't wait to make one for my Grandson....=)

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  5. I love it!!!! So creative!!!

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  6. What a cute and clever idea! thanks for sharing!

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  7. This is SO cute and I don't even have boys to make it for. I am just going to make it anyhow and figure out who might be the lucky recipient later--it is just too cool! Fabulous idea!!

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  8. Too cute! I don't have any boys, but maybe I can think of a girl version of this! :)

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  9. Love this idea! Great job. If this is a boy in my belly...I'm trying this out. Very cute. (I find out tomorrow...Yeah!)

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  10. I LOVE IT! I am posting a link from my blog!

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  11. This is such a cool project I love it.

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  12. Just found your blog through the giveaway. Love it...became a follower!

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  13. So cute! We're headed to a truck themed bday party this weekend & I think I need to make this for the birthday boy :). Love it.

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  14. Youre right! I love it! Gonna head to the Dollar Store tomorrow!! :)

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  15. I have 3 girls and I am rushing to make this tomorrow...thats how amazing it is! Im sure I can find a boy to give it to!!

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  16. So cute!! I love the detail and with us moving soon my son's new room is going to be redone...I might have to do a construction theme so I can include this in it!

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  17. I love it! I am so glad I found your blog and it all started from a contest!

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  18. This is so cute! I can't wait to look around more at your site!

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  19. I love this project!!! Thanks so much for sharing the picture too!!! I featured you on my Friday Favorites!!!
    http://lilbitofus.blogspot.com/2010/02/friday-favorites_12.html

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  20. Very cute and creative!

    Susan at Charm of the Carolines

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  21. Thanks so much for this idea. My hsb works for CAT and this will be perfect for my 5 yo grandson!

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  22. Forget little boys! I know a 53 year old man who will be getting one of these for his birthday!

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  23. You have such a great idea!!! Just LOVE it!!!

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  24. omg! i love that!!!!!!!!! my son broke his bank, and i am running out to find a shadow box frame now! such a great idea!!!!!

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  25. OK, this is definitely something I want to try...love it!

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  26. Jimminy Christmas!
    How very crafty and creative you are!

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  27. I wish I had seen this a month ago! I had a dump truck birthday for my 2yr old grand who was visiting from out of state. We filled a big plastic dump truck with dirt pudding :) You are sure creative and I'll be back often to see what you're up to! Thanks for telling us about that fantastic give away!

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  29. oowwhhh my god!!really amazing.i like d.i.y. project..i will make for my cousin..thank you..and i'll wait on my blog.all of them expression such as yours with a photo..

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  30. This is really cool and it would be an awesome birthday gift idea, fill it with some coins and money. I've seen people give the balloons with dollars in them and I thought was great. What an awesome idea!

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  31. This is such an awesome idea! I just found your blog today! LOVE IT! You've got a new follower ;)

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  32. I only wish my Grandson was younger. This is one of the cutest ideas I've seen! I just love how you got this idea and created it. Absolutely great!!!

    Hugs...Tracy :)

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  33. That is so completely adorable. How original!

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  34. I LOVE this and made one for my 4 year old as soon as I could. I made up a girl version and posted it on my blog if you are interested in seeing it. I of course linked back to your original tute as my inspiration!

    Thanks again!
    Ashley

    http://cuteasafox.blogspot.com/2010/04/dollar-store-frame-girly-bank.html

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  35. That is super cute!!

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  36. I can't believe how cute and simple this is. Thanks so much for sharing!!

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  37. Super cool!! My son has a construction decor right now and that would be wonderful for him. Thanks for sharing .... I've posted a link.

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  38. i made one :)

    http://jarenandkathryngilbert.blogspot.com/2010/09/dump-truck-piggy-bank.html

    thank you for sharing this darling idea!

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  39. Very awesome, I'm going to have to put one together for my little guy. He loves trucks (big surprise, right?)

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