So your favorite band just announced they’re going on tour. BEST NEWS EVER! The only problem is… your bank account was not prepared for those VIP tickets & t-shirt you have your eye on. The solution? A Concert Bank! It’s not always easy to set money aside, but when it’s this cute, it’s easy to throw your change and extra bucks in!
This DIY Piggy Bank is super easy to make! After the concert, you can also use it to display pictures, your concert tickets & memories! You can make it for anything you’re saving up for. A big trip, that purse you’ve had your eye on… whatever you’re saving for!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Shadow Box Picture Frame – I recommend getting a top loading one if you can find it. If not, you can drill a hole in the top. I got mine on sale at the craft store, but there are a ton of options on Amazon too.
- Background Photo – I used black glitter paper, but you can use photos, album artwork or whatever you want!
- Paint Marker – I used a white one, but you can use any color.
- Printed quote or lyric (on standard printer paper)
- Fake Flowers – I used black ones, you can use any color you like.
- Hot Glue & Glue Gun
- Dremel tool or similar if you need to drill holes
The first thing you want to do is print out a quote or lyric to use on your shadow box. If you have a show in mind, you can use a lyric. Or you can just write “Concert Fund”. Whatever you want. Use a font you like the style of. You can find a ton of free fonts by searching google. Figure out the size you want it and print centered on standard printer paper.
Take your background paper and cut it to fit the shadow box. If you want to use multiple photos, I recommend making a collage first on paper and then gluing it on. Use your glue gun to stick it to the back of the box.
Depending on the type of shadow box you chose, open it or slip the printed quote inside. I taped mine to the back of the glass. Then, using your paint pen trace the words. This is an easy way to make it look like you know calligraphy or how to do fun fonts! You may need to do a few coats. If you mess up, don’t worry. Just wipe it off before it dries.
As the text is drying. Trim some of the fake flowers/leaves. Using your glue gun, glue them onto the corners, or cover the whole thing! It will dry pretty quickly. If you mess up, it’s not a big deal, you can pull them off.
If the shadow box you go doesn’t have a hole in the top already or slide out, you can drill a small hole with your Dremel.
Voila! Now, throw your spare cash and change in. You’ll be concert ready in no time. After the show, you can open it back up and arrange some photos or souvenirs in the shadow box to remember the show!