1/22/12

Disneyland Savings

Made By Me Monday
{pinterest inspired}

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I have been begging my husband to take our family to Disneyland for a couple of days. It always feels like right when we start saving and have a good amount in the bank, there always seems to be something else to spend our savings on... home repairs, car problems, the normal "life" stuff. So, I've come up with a PLAN! I am going to start my own Disneyland Bank. I am going to save up all of the extra dollars that I find in the bottom of my purse, in the dryer, and that I find floating around in the cars. 
THIS was my inspiration:
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I found this jar at Goodwill on a Saturday half-off day! The Goodwill worker hadn't even put it on the shelf yet, I snagged it right from her loading cart! The lid was completely rusted, so I just decided it just needed a good coat of spray paint.

I cut my vinyl in the shape of .... MICKEY, who else! :) We are calling our little bank DISNEY DOLLARS!

I put my vinyl on and polka dotted some extra Mickey ears to add around my jar. 

I add some ribbon to the top.

That's It!

I LOVE it!! It may take us some time to save up, but at least this is a start! Disneyland, HERE WE COME!!
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27 comments:

Jen-CraftOManiac said...

GREAT IDEA, AND SO CUTE. We are going in March for the first time with our children I can't wait. WINKS, jen

The NY Melrose Family said...

I love it! I was drawn to it because of the Disney Dollars, but love it's cuteness now that I've seen the tutorial. I'm your newest follower!

Melissa said...

I love it! We have the Disney credit card to try and rack up points too. I may or may not have gotten it because it has The Little Mermaid on it...

projectdowhatyoulove said...

So cute and such a great idea! Now I want to make one! Thanx!

Natalie
www.projectdowhatyoulove.wordpress.com

Kimberlee, The Spunky Diva said...

That is super cute! I love all the little mickey's. Visiting from Motivate Me Monday.
~Kimberlee, The Spunky Diva

Shay said...

I wanna come!! Love it!!

Alison @ mommadidit.blogspot.com said...

I just started a Disney jar, too! Mine isn't nearly as cute, though. Maybe I should spruce mine up with a little inspiration from you!

Kathy said...

Great idea! You can also drop coupons in there when you find them, like for Rainforest Cafe and LaBrea bakery (Downtown Disney). You can find them (and lots of Disneyland tips) at http://www.disneylandvacationtips.com/disneyland-coupons.html

Nikki said...

So cute! I love that you can see your money really adding up too!

Leah said...

I love the jar. We have a big plastic water jug that says, "Hawaiidy Fund" (this is what my six-year-old calls Hawaii). She came up with the idea and puts all of her money in the jar. So far she has raised $169 in two months. She sells cupcakes to the neighbors twice a month and does "chores" for them. Maybe a cuter jar would motivate her even more. She doesn't know it but the tickets have been purchased and we will be going in July. Her money will be for spending!

Moira-Lin said...

What a great idea! Then you can all see it and makes you want to save more. I'm going to steal this idea :)

Kaysi said...

I love this!! I think I'll do this to save for a cruise with my hubby!

Tamika Rybinski said...

great idea, we are going to EuroDisney this summer!

www.notimefortea.com

Paxton said...

This is such a good idea! The bank seems to swallow all my money for bills, but it would be nice to have a visual reminder for all that random change and money floating around! Good job!

Kassi at Truly Lovely said...

That's a fun idea! Now you know that will get saved away just for that purpose!

Carrie @ My Favorite Finds said...

I'm pinning this to my Disney travel board. We are headed to WDW for our fourth time this coming summer. This is so fun! Since it's "pinterest inspired", it fits great with my Wednesday Pinterest Favorites party that goes live tomorrow. Come over and link up!

Mandy @ Sugar Bee Crafts said...

Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday - you were featured today! - - Mandy, www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

palmettosandpigtails.com said...

Love it! So creative and cute (and motivating!). I pinned it!
Shara

Creations By Cindy said...

This is the most adorable idea! My oldest daughter and her family goes to Disney at least twice or 3 times a year! I must make this for them. Love it! Hugs & Blessings, Cindy

Amanda said...

This is too cute!!

Serendipity and Spice said...

This is adorable! We just went to Disney in December and had so much fun! Can't wait to go back! Would love it if you stopped by my linky party and linked up!
-Melissa
www.serendipityandspice.blogspot.com

We are WEATHERLY said...

I'd like to use this and link it in one of my articles at www.tipsfromthedisneydiva.com please? It will be on an article about Disney souvenirs on a budget. Could you let me know if that is ok?

The Trout Family said...

I'd love for you to link up with my blog and share your jar! http://sharingthedisneylove.blogspot.com/2012/03/my-disney-fund-jar.html

J.CrewAdorer said...

Would you consider cutting and selling the vinyl? Great DIY project for a gift. sharkbait8574@yahoo.com

Cyn Dokupil said...

LOVED THIS JAR!!!
would love to know how to do the vinyl or where to buy it. We have our next trip next year but would be good idea for spending money savings.

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Connie Larch said...

Could I buy a sheet of the vinyl cut outs from you?? Name your price?? Email me connielarch@gmail.com if you're interested.