Saturday, September 22, 2012

Piggy Banks!

Personalized piggy banks that I designed and painted myself.
I had never worked with ceramic paint pens before,
but I thought, "How hard can it be?"

First I looked for different kinds of  'piggy banks.'
I found a cow, a chicken, and sheep at Michaels.

Next, I went on-line and searched for specific pictures 
that I wanted to paint on the banks.
(I am not a real artist- I just copy really well).
(I am also not a photographer, drats). 
That said, I wasn't sure if I could come up 
drawings that would be really cute so
I googled 'cartoon pic of turtles' and 
other animals that my children love and copied them.

Here are four 'piggy banks'
I decorated for my children.

I found specific scriptures I wanted for each child.
"Whatever you do,
work at it with all your heart
as working for the Lord,
and not for man."
(Col. 3:20)

The next bank was filled with a soccer ball,
a knight and scriptures.

For my daughter I made a 
mommy sheep and a baby sheep bank.
One for savings and one for spending.
(My children have a 'church shaped bank' for tithes).

She loves dancing and hedgehogs and so they had to 
be on the 'piggy.'

"Our God is a God who saves."

For the mommy sheepy
the scripture from Proverbs I used was,
"Give her the reward she has earned
and let her works bring her praise."

And the last piggy bank I decorated was an
actual piggy bank!

I found the most adorable picture of an angel
and painted it on.
(While pregnant with our first daughter
 the Lord had given me the scripture
from Psalm 91
"He will command His angels charge over you
to guard you in all your ways."
I painted the scripture on her wall and angels about the room).

This daughter also loves penguins
So here they are!

This was a mommy craft that I did for my kids.
They love their banks and it was fun 
seeing them opening them up on Christmas Day.

A few months later,
I made piggy banks for my dear friend's children.

For her son I found a car shaped bank.

He used to love 'Thomas the Train,'
so I painted him on the back.

For her daughter I found a regular piggy bank 
and dolled it up.

She loves swimming so I painted a swimmer on one side.


  1. What a great idea! I love how you decorated them...something the kids will cherish for a long time!!

    1. Thank you Hannah! They do happen to love them and I feel really blessed that they do =)