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Money Gift Jar
I must say, this week is a sad one. Today was The Girl’s last day of school and soon she will be moving on to the 5th grade. That means just one more year until she is in Junior High! ACK! Where does the time go? Plus, to add salt to my wounds, she is turning 10 years old tomorrow! I’m talking DOUBLE DIGITS! I don’t know if I feel sad that she is growing up so fast, or that I am growing old so fast, either way it is sad.
The Girl is a strange one, and I would not have it any other way. She would rather play Pokemon and climb trees than play with barbies and play dress up. So, each year it gets harder and harder to shop for her. She loves drawing, and she is pretty darn good at it, so she always asks for art supplies, but she has SO MUCH I didn’t want to go there this year. She did say that she wanted me to make her a birthday outfit, but unless it is square… and a pillow, I am not much of a sewer… I am working at that though. She even designed her outfit.
I did manage to some how get the skirt done, and found a top that matched what she was looking for, so I am happy. But, I wanted to give her something as a surprise too. Since I was stumped at what to actually buy her, I decided cash was the way to go. She is super responsible with her money, so I had no problems. But an envelop with some money is just not special enough in my opinion, so I made her a money gift jar. Of course she inherited my love for all chocolate so I used M&M’s to fill the jar. You can of course use any candy you desire.
Glass Jar with lid
Paper towel or toilet paper roll
Measure the hight of your jar and cut your roll to size.
Place your roll into the center of your jar.
Start filling the jar up with your favorite candy and insert your money into the roll.
After the jar is filled, place the lid back! That is it! Super easy. Now she will not only have a surprise of cash, but she will get a jar filled with her favorite treat! To finish it off, I used my Silhouette machine to print off a a label that said “The Girls Stash” in vinyl. So even after the money is spent and the candy is gone, she will be able to reuse the jar.