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Monday, March 15, 2010

The Little Mermaid and her Treasures

The other day, I bought an item that was on clearance ($0.47) because it had no lid.

Here is the conversation that took place before I bought it.
Hubby: "What are you buying that for?"
Me: "I don't know.
It's only 47 cents.
I'm sure I could find something to do with it."
Hubby: Rolling Eyes

All right, Hubby, here is what I decided to do with it.
Turn it into a bank for the little one.
I was going to leave the top open for her to just drop her coins in,
but the hubby included his input,
convincing me that a slot will allow her to practice hand-eye coordination.

I used pages from this book to decoupage the sides.
Note: Next time you go to your local thrift store, make sure to look for books that you or your little ones love.
They're cheap, and can be used to make fun things.
Here's my 47 cent clearance jar, with no lid.
And the hand of my little one trying to snatch it.
I used the book pages to make four scenes (one for each side).
Then I decoupaged them to each side.
Then, with some handy foam board and a little scrap fabric, I made the top.
Cutting it to size, and gluing the fabric to the foam.
Here are close-ups of each scene.

And, the finished product again...

The Girl Creative


  1. what a great project! Such a good idea to use book pages!

  2. Oh, very sweet - it turned out adorable...

  3. I have to say, that is very cute for a little girl!! I was mermaid crazy when that movie first came out... I was about 5!!! I would have loved this!


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