Hi there! Today, I’d like to show you how you can teach your child to save for a rainy day with a fun, boy-themed project that’s so easy to put together!
I’ve made so many girly projects lately, that I thought I’d make a more masculine set this time. Just choose your favorite Digichick Designer Kit to use for your project and let’s get busy!
Supplies needed for this project:
- Tab Envelopes Template Set by Kelleigh Ratzlaff
- Altered: Stoked Designer Kit by ViVa Artistry
- ink for distressing
First, you’ll need to print out the papers from the Designer Kit. The template set calls for five envelopes, so you’ll need to print five different papers. Print the five different templates on the back of your designer papers.
Cut them out, assemble them with adhesive on the tabs and ink all the edges for a distressed look.
Print out several images and phrases from the elements page of the Designer Kit, cut out and ink edges. I chose images that were easier to cut out, along with an initial from the alphabet in the kit. I scaled the screw heads to the approximate size of a 1″ circle punch and cut them out with the punch. You don’t have to be exact with this ‘grunge’ look.
Decorate the envelopes with the kit elements. I thought the screw heads made the perfect tab covers. I’m keeping this project clean and simple for a teen boy!
You could do several things with these envelopes at this point. Here are a few ideas…
- punch holes along the bottom and lace a rugged twine through them
- keep them in a little bin for easy access
- label each envelope with the name of the item they are saving for
Since my son is a little older, I’m going to keep mine separate and stash them in his duffel bag, storage bins and other places in his dorm room when we move him into his dorm in August. Each envelope will have a little stash of cash in it with a note from home! Can you tell I’m going to miss him? Just in case he misses us too, he’ll have a little reminder of home to find here and there while he is away!
This set is so versatile too. You can make it very girly, a travel theme to save for vacation, a holiday theme like Christmas or a birthday theme and stash gift cards inside! I hope you’ll give it a try…this project was so much fun!
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