Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Iron Craft Challenge #16- Money in the Bank

This week on the Iron Craft Challenge, we needed to create something with the theme of money.  I had the perfect project for this.  I recently found a cashbox at the thrift store that I thought would be perfect for my upcoming craft shows.  However, it was not so pretty and I was looking for a way to make it more fun.

I started by spray-painting it yellow.  Why yellow?  Because that's what I had in the house.  I thought I did so well this time by painting in a box, but sadly, there were holes in the box and I got some yellow on the porch after all :(

Next, I cut a little bird shape out of a piece of cardboard to create a stencil.  I tried to cut legs but ended up scrapping that and just doing the body shape.  I did this with white acrylic.

I then used a thin black sharpie to add a little pizazz to the top.  Features for the birdie, my store name, and a few swirly details.

A coat of clear acrylic sealer later and I am all done! 


  1. Super cute! And much less intimidating than the battleship gray!

  2. such a great idea! I love your little bird :)

  3. What a neat idea! I love it.

  4. That will look great at craft show booths, other venders will be jealous!

  5. what a great idea... it turned out adorable!


  6. This is soo cute! I can't wait to see it in person. We've been thinking about getting a money box for the show too and now I definitely think we should, great inspiration!



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