DIY Piggy Bank – Do it yourself in 2024

Saving money is sometimes hard to do. It needs patience and consistency. Hence, you have to deal with that by creating a DIY piggy bank. It doesn’t only motivate you to fill up the piggy bank, yet it challenges your creativity.

On the other side, it is also a smart idea to train your kiddos to save money in a fun and amazing way.

Here are some DIY piggy bank ideas for your inspiration:

DIY Gold Piggy Bank

DIY Piggy Bank
by Krystal

The golden piggy bank is the best idea if you want to infuse a classy ambiance in your space. It can also be a good decision if you want to give it as a gift.

And if it is hard to find the golden one, you can find the piggy bank and paint it by yourself and follow the steps below:

  • Wash the bank with soapy water and let it dry.
  • Wipe down the bank down with rubbing alcohol and ensure it dry completely.
  • Spray.

DIY Cardboard Coin Bank

DIY Cardboard Coin Bank
by Jakpot90 via Instructables

Creating a DIY piggy bank doesn’t need any certain materials. As long as it can protect the money inside, then it is fine. It also works for the cardboard. You can make a coin bank from the cardboard with the cord and the rubber band or elastic tape.

You can start by drawing the form on the cardboard, cut, and make the holes. After that, assemble the box with the cord. Last, glue it on with the rubber band or elastic tape as well.

More DIY ideas you might need: DIY Mouse Pad

DIY Painted Globe Bank

DIY Painted Globe Bank

If you want to save money to wander around the world, this globe piggy bank can be the best option to motivate you on saving. Aesthetically, it also works as a decorative object which beautifies your desk.

If you want to make this kind of bank, you have to prepare the following materials:

  • A globe made out of cardboard
  • White spray paint
  • Acrylic paint
  • Sandpaper
  • Carbon paper
  • A cutter

You can decor it with the colorful pen you have as you wish.

DIY Turtle Piggy Bank

DIY Turtle Piggy Bank

Train your kiddos to save money is always a good decision. It can help them to spend money wisely. And if the standard coin bank is boring, you can make a DIY piggy bank and let them help you.

You can upcycle the unused 1.5-liter plastic bottle and the household cloth. Outline a slightly larger circle and add the head, limbs, and tail. Sew the plastic bottle and the household cloth.

After all, you can paint the head of the turtle and make a filling slot.

DIY Self-Sorting Coin Bank

DIY Self-Sorting Coin Bank

However, sorting coins you have been collected manually is tiring. Besides, it takes your time. The best alternative if you want to sort the coin, you can make the sorting self-coin by yourself.

The materials you will need:

  • MDF material
  • Bendy straws
  • 3.5mm screws
  • Foam Board
  • Super Glue

For further steps and information, see the steps on the link above.

Glass Block Coin Bank

Glass Block Coin Bank
by Ashlea

If you don’t know what to do with the old glass block, you can modify them and make a coin bank for you. This kind of coin bank is the best option if you want to make a DIY piggy bank effortlessly.

You only need to ensure that it is clean both inside and outside. You can put some decorative vinyl as you wish so that the piggy bank won’t look too blank and boring.

Ice Cream Fund Mason Jar

Ice Cream Fund Mason Jar

If you want to teach your children to spend money wisely, you can train them to start saving money. You can make an attractive DIY piggy bank so that it can motivate your children to fill up the piggy bank. One of the best options to make an attractive piggy bank is an ice cream coin bank.

The supplies you will need:

  • Mason Jar
  • White primer
  • Chalky Finish Paint in Refreshing
  • Chalkboard paint
  • Metal piggy bank insert
  • American Decou-Page
  • Painter’s tape
  • Gold glitter

Sorting Coin Bank

Sorting Coin Bank

If you want to create good money habits and budgeting to your children, you can start since they are young. If you want to ensure they can make a wise decision before spending money, you can teach them to separate spend, save, and share money.

You can make them excited to fill up the piggy bank by modifying them. You can place the vinyl on banks and bind them with the colorful yarns.

DIY Upcycled Wipes Container Piggy Bank

DIY Upcycle Piggy Bank

Do you still keep the baby wipes container? If so, upcycling a baby wipes container can be a good decision to challenge your creativity. You can make a piggy bank from that container and decor it as cute as possible to make saving time more enjoyable.

You will need the following supplies:

  • Baby wipes container
  • Pink and black card stock or construction paper
  • Googly eyes
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Milk Bottle Caps
  • Permanent Marker

You can also make this kind of piggy bank as the inexpensive, easy, and educative stuff.

Pringles Can Coin Bank

Pringles Can Coin Bank
by Jennifer

You will never run out of ideas to make a saving time more enjoyable and fun when you can upcycle the materials surrounding. You can even make a coin bank from the Pringles can.

With the following materials, you can make your own can bank:

  • Pringles can
  • An adhesive (spray glue, Mod Podge, or hot glue)
  • Something to measure with
  • Scissors
  • Foam paintbrush
  • Paper and decorations to cover the can

Tips: Add the name label so that they know their belonging and motivate them.

Bottle Piggy Bank

Bottle Piggy Bank

If you feel guilty when you are tossing the plastic bottle away, which causes the environmental issue, you can recycle it anyway. You can make a DIY piggy bank from that plastic bottle.

Besides the plastic bottle itself, you will need the additional supplies:

  • Scissors
  • Double-sided tape
  • Hot-glue gun
  • Pipe cleaner

Note: You have to ensure that you have rinsed the plastic bottle.

After that, you can put the ears, eyes, legs, a nose, and make a hole in the back to insert the coin.

Mason Jar Super Hero Bank

Mason Jar Super Hero Bank
by Melissa Lennig

It is important to teach your children about saving money. It is one of the best ways to make them spend their money wisely and responsibly. But somehow, it is pretty hard to make this kind of good habit long last.

You can make the vibe more fun and attractive by using the decorative coin bank. The superhero piggy bank made out of the jar can be a good idea to make saving time more fun so that it takes your children’s interest.

DIY Crochet Piggy Bank

DIY Crochet Piggy Bank
Nicole Riley

This kind of piggy bank is made out of a tissue box with the crocheting method. It will make your piggy bank looks more adorable with the pink color of a crocheted piggy bank.

If you want to make this kind of piggy bank, you will need:

  • Impeccable Yarn from Loops & Threads in Arbor Rose (1 skein)
  • 5.0mm hook
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle
  • 2x12mm and 2x10mm plastic eyes with closures
  • Tissue box that has these dimensions: 5 x 4.5 x4.5 inches
  • Polyfill

DIY Airplane Bank

DIY Airplane Piggy Bank

If you want to give your children an educational toy, this DIY airplane bank can be a good option. You can even make it with your children because it is so easy to make. On the other side, the material is also easy to find.

You can use the plastic bottle, card stock paper, two-sided tape, scissors, and pencil. But first, before you wrap the plastic bottle with the card stock paper, you have to make a coin slot. After that, you can make and place the wings, the propeller, and any other details to make it looks cool.

DIY Cute Piggy Bank

DIY Cute Piggy Bank
by Handmade Charlotte

When crafting is one of your passions, this DIY piggy bank idea must be a good option if you want to improve your skill. Besides, it can be one of the best alternatives to motivate you on saving.

On the other side, you can also give it to your nephew or cousin and teach them to save their money. You can create the characters within 20 minutes and put it on the tube.

Disney Coin Bank

Disney Coin Jar

If you want to save money to go to Disneyland, you have to start from the little step. You can start to save the change you have in a jar. And you want to put your effort into it you can create your own piggy bank made out of a jar.

You can accentuate the Disney character on it by creating a clay Mickey head and put it on the lid and spray the golden paint. After all, you can place the stickers to spell Mickey Money. Voila! Saving time won’t be boring anymore.

DIY Galaxy Nightlight Jar Bank

DIY Galaxy Nightlight Jar Bank
by Arena

There are so many ways to motivate those who want to save their money. If you want to motivate your boy to start saving, you can create a DIY piggy bank that brings out the series character or movie character they love.

First of all, you have to supply the following materials:

  • Glass mason jar
  • Stained glass spray paint (we used blue and purple)
  • Glitter blast spray paint (we used purple)
  • Battery-operated LED light string
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Scissors
  • 3Below Character Printable

DIY Cereal Box Piggy Bank

DIY Cereal Box Piggy Bank

If you want to have quality time with your kiddos, you can ask them to make a DIY cereal box piggy bank. There are so many characters you can apply to the box. Other than that, you can teach them the importance of saving money and spend money responsibly.

You will need some cereal boxes and decorative papers. The pig and robot character can be a good decision. Besides cute, they are easy to make and are familiar with children.

Mickey and Minnie Mouse Mason Jar Banks

Mickey and Minnie Mouse Mason Jar Banks

We all know that Mickey and Minnie Mouse are the timeless characters of Disney. No wonder, even the adults love those characters. If you want to bring back your childhood memories by collecting the Disney characters, you should take the piggy bank Mickey and Minnie Mouse too.

You can create it by yourself anyway with the supplies:

  • 3 – 1 gallon Ball Mason Jars
  • 2 can red spray paint
  • 2 can black spray paint
  • 2 can clear gloss spray paint
  • Painters tape
  • Paper towels
  • 2 small bottles of white multi-purpose craft paint
  • 2 round sponge brush
  • Superglue
  • 2 white foam sheet
  • 2 red foam sheet
  • 1 black foam sheets
  • Scissors

Air Balloon Coin Bank

Air Balloon Coin Bank
by Meghan

However, collecting your old jar is not a good idea. But sometimes, you must be feeling guilty to throw it away. Hence, upcycling the old jar can be the best alternatives.

There are so many things you can do with the old jar. One of the simplest ideas is you can make a piggy bank from the old jar. You can make it like an air balloon.

You only need to paint the jar and make a coin slot on the lid. After all, you can decor it with the assorted, colored pipe cleaners and glue them on the side of the lid.

Handy Piggy Bank

Handy Piggy Bank

No. You never run out of materials for crafting. You can use every single thing you have and make something useful. Just like this piggy bank, it made out of a plastic jar where you can make a coin slot on its back easier.

On the other side, you can make the pig’s feet by using the egg carton, trim the tops evenly. After that, you have to make the ears and glue them. You have to ensure that the paint is completely dry when you are about to glue the ears, eyes, and tail.

DIY Milk Carton Coin Bank

Milk Carton Coin Bank

If you want to accentuate the fun and cheerful vibe on your house which also functional, you can make this kind of coin bank.

This coin bank is made out of a milk box covered by removable wallpaper. Other than that, you will need Easy Stripe, shape blade, and plastic house terrariums. Once you finished it, it can be an adorable focal point of your area.

DIY Leather Piggy Bank

DIY Simple Leather Piggy Bank
project by Chelsea

If you want to accentuate a classy vibe on your desk, you can place the stuff made out of leather materials.

Besides finding the beautiful stuff, it is a smart decision if your stuff is also functional. And the leather piggy bank is all that you need. If this idea takes your interest, you can see how to make it and get your own.

DIY Budgeting Jar

DIY Budgeting Jar
by Tasha

We have to admit that budgeting is pretty hard to start. But we also have to admit that it is important to spend money responsibly. You can start from the simple thing starts from the coin or the change you have.

You will need:

  • 3 jars and lids
  • Floral scrapbook paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Mod Podge
  • Paintbrush
  • 3 tags
  • Sharpie (fine tip)
  • Baker’s twine
  • Washi tape

You can make and label the save jar, give jar, and spend jar. They can be simple yet functional guidance for you to start budgeting.

Minion Coin Bank

DIY Minion Coin Bank
by Kelly

If you are wondering what is the best give for your cousins when you are on a budget, you can use your creativity and make the minion piggy bank. You will need the unused jars, paint, big eyeball, and some brown pipe cleaner for hair.

It doesn’t need any certain skill to make it. As long as you have time, materials, and willing to make it, the minion coin bank will be a beautiful creature.

Mason Jar Piggy Bank

Mason Jar Piggy Bank
by Randi

If you are tired of the scattered change on your desk, you can collect and put them in one place. It doesn’t only make your desk looks tidier, yet it also can help you to save money. If you want to save money and upcycle the available materials you have, then upcycling the jar can be the best option.

You will need a clean mason jar, the rim of the lid, and make a coin slot on the lid. If you want to paint it, you can use spray paint. And if you want to make it cuter, you can make a simple phrase or word like cha-ching from vinyl and place it before you spray the mason jar.

DIY Charlie Brown Coin Bank

DIY Charlie Brown Coin Bank
DIY by Lalaine

Creating your own saving device can be the best decision if you need the motivation to save money. You can make a DIY piggy bank from any other materials you have.

You can upcycle the Tootsie roll container and combine it with the yellow and black scrapbook papers. You have to cover the Tootsie roll container with the yellow paper. After that put the zigzag black paper in the middle of the container. It can be a smart way to motivate your saving habit.

Cardboard Piggy Bank

Cardboard Piggy Bank

If you want to encourage your children to save money, you can make a DIY piggy bank for your children. It doesn’t need any skill requirement, but basic skill so that you can ask your children to make it together. If you want to make a simple DIY piggy bank, you will need:

  • Cardboard box
  • Some extra cardboard
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Craft knife (optional)
  • Ruler
  • Red, black, white, and yellow acrylic paint

The attractive saving device will take your children’s interest so that they will love saving.

Totem Poles Bank

DIY Totem Poles Bank

If you want to teach them to spend money wisely, you can ask them to do budgeting. You only need to start from the simplest thing, make three different spots for money and divide into spend, save, and share or give. The materials you will need to make a saving device are:

  • 3 cans
  • Duct tape
  • Utility knife for cutting
  • Low temp hot glue and gun

The duct tape is the main material after the can because the tapes can change the ugly can into an attractive totem pole. 

DIY Sparkling Coin Bank

DIY Sparkling Coin Bank
Project by Kendra

You can accentuate the glamorous vibe to your desk only by placing sparkling stuff. Besides placing decorative stuff, you can also place functional stuff at the same time, a DIY piggy bank.

In this DIY project, a mason jar is one of the most wanted materials after cardboard. You will need a gold mirrored mason jar with the slotted lid and band, gold spray paint, and pink glitter tape.

Tissue Box Piggy Bank

Tissue Box Piggy Bank

Who doesn’t love the cute pinky piggy bank? The iconic character for saving money which can be the smart ways to make your children love saving money. No worries, when you are on a budget, you don’t need to buy the piggy bank because you can make it by yourself.

And you also don’t need to worry about the materials because they are easy to find:

  • Pink craft paper
  • Scissors
  • Tissue box
  • Double-sided tape
  • Chenille Stems
  • Fast-setting glue
  • Pink and black pom-poms
  • 1.25-ounce clear plastic cups
  • 2-inch wide round or oval box or jar lid
  • Pink paint

After the materials are being collected, you can see the steps to start crafting. 

DIY Fancy Coin Bank

DIY Fancy Coin Bank

However, there is nothing more amazing than having stuff that works best as decorative stuff and functional at the same time. If you want to improve your crafting skill, you can make a DIY piggy bank.

You can make it as beautiful as you can so that you can proudly place it in your favorite space in your house. You will need a wooden pallet to make the hexagonal shapes.

The adorable appearance also comes from the 2mm clear plastic acrylic plexiglass, silver, golden, and copper paint. You can divide them according to your needs.

Glittered Piggy Bank

DIY Glittered Piggy Bank
by Greta Brinkley

If you are bored with your old piggy bank which makes your saving habit getting worse, you have to make a move. You can upcycle or retouch your old piggy bank.

It doesn’t need a huge move to make it better because the simple yet right move will turn the old one into the amazing DIY piggy bank. The supplies you are going to use are:

  • Piggy Bank
  • Fine or Ultra Fine Glitter
  • Spray adhesive or mod podge
  • Spray sealer

You have to make sure that the piggy bank is clean and dry before you spray with adhesive and sprinkle with glitters.

DIY Can Piggy Bank

DIY Can Piggy Bank
DIY by

You might be tired of the can in your house. And if tossing away can make you feel guilty you can recycle it. You can make something more useful from the can such likes the DIY piggy bank. 

And if you don’t want it looks too plain, you can decor the can with the fat quarter, sequin string, ribbon, mini chalkboard, mini clothespin, and coordinating cardstock.

After you are done with the decorative things, you can put the coin slotted lid with the cardstock to cover it. 

Giant Pencil Coin Bank

Giant Pencil Coin Bank

If you want to make a different type of piggy bank, this DIY piggy bank project is worth trying. You can make a huge coin bank pencil made out of a Scotch Mail Tube, silver scrapbook paper, pink and yellow craft paint, and a craft knife.

You can paint the mail tube with yellow paint. On the bottom side, you can paint it pink which works like an eraser. After that, you have to cover the tube with pink and yellow paint.

For the top of the pencil, you need to make a paper mache cone and paint it black int the peak of the cone and yellow zigzag on the bottom side. After all, glue the cone thing and the body part.

Simple Budgeting Jar

Simple Budgeting Jar

It is never too early to teach your children how to spend money wisely. You only need to show them about money habits by making the spend, save, and give coin banks. And the most important thing is you can make it effortlessly because you only need to find the following supplies:

  • 3.5 inch X 20 inch X 3/4 inch board (approximately)
  • 2.5 inch Hole Saw
  • Small Nails
  • Sand Paper
  • Spray Paint
  • Sanding Dremel Bit

Tips: Hang the spend, save and give labels.

Shadow Box Piggy Bank

DIY Shadow Box Piggy Bank

Upgrade the way you save your money that will inspire you to save more money instead of spending it.

Try saving your money in a shadow box. The glass screen allows you to see the progress of your saving so that you can control yourself as well. 

Supplies you will need:

  • Shadow box picture frame
  • Printable art
  • Dremel tool
  • Vinyl
  • Coin

Choose the vinyl to avoid the plain glass, which complements the beauty of the backdrop behind. Ensure you paint the frame that blends with the background of the shadow box. 

Mini Felt Piggy Bank

DIY Felt Piggy Bank

The mini piggy bank made out of felt should be on your list if you are planning to challenge your creativity. It could collect the coins in one place, which is easier to find and avoid the coins are scattered on the entire house.

The felt has so many colors so that you can pick the best color as you wish. One thing that you need to remember that this project doesn’t even need a sewing skill. Also, you can give some different touch or even using different patterns.

DIY Classy Piggy Bank

DIY Classy Piggy Bank

Upcycle the old mason jare made out of glass and turn it into a DIY classy piggy bank. The crucial hint that makes this DIY project looks classy is the golden accents.

Paint white the glass, then let a little space unpainted to expose the clear glass where you can stick the vinyl.

Add the golden and sparkling touch on the edge of the white part on the mason jar.
The SAVE letter on the clear part of the jar makes it looks way better and fancier.

Upcycle Your Cardboard

DIY Simple Cardboard Piggy Bank
See the tutorial at

If you are wondering how to stop throwing away the cardboard and make it more functional, then consider making a piggy bank. 

You can make it likes a softer version of a shadow box since it is made out of cardboard. 

The supply materials that will help you to make it works:

  • Cardboard box
  • Tissue paper
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Hot Glue 
  • Mod podge
  • Brush
  • Utility knife or Craft knife
  • Writing utensil & Ruler
  • Paint (Optional)
  • Acetate sheet 

Tips: Choose the good quality of cardboard and ensure it sturdy enough. 

Tin Can Piggy Bank

DIY Tin Can Piggy Bank

If you are wondering what kind of materials are worth making to save your money stylishly, try using the tin can. Since the bare can is too boring and too plain, then you can decorate it and make it looks admirable.

While creating a DIY piggy bank is a great way to motivate saving and express creativity, keeping track of your savings is equally important. For an easy way to manage your finances, consider using Zintego‘s receipt template, which helps in organizing and tracking your expenses efficiently

Cover the can with the polka dots decorative paper. Then, add the floral touch that blends seamlessly.

You will also need to cover the lid of the tin can. The golden touch on the edge of the lid looks great together with the decorative paper.

These are the DIY piggy bank ideas for you to consider. Get ready to challenge your creativity during your leisure time.

Happy crafting!

DIY Painted Globe Bank
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