Today I’m sharing with you the How-To on this ADORABLE
Thank You Bank
Such a great way to remember to say thank you, and teach your children kindness and gratitude.
- A small piece of wood – I used a hobby plank 9 inch wide by 1 foot long
- A mason jar
- A pipe fastener (up to 3 1/2″)
- 1 small screw (shorter than the thickness of your wood piece)
- 3 nickel cup hooks
- white acrylic paint
- wood stain
- paint brush
- picture hanging kit
I’m still holding out for Santa on my Silhouette Machine (hint hint), so instead of a stencil, I went with hand drawing on the lettering. Then using a paint brush paint over your lettering. I went with white paint, but of course any color would look great!
Then using a rag, whip on the stain. I used a grey finish which I think gives it a little more modern feel. Depending on the wood and the richness you’re going for will depend on how many coats. My project only used one.Once the stain is dry, then its time to fasten the clamp to the wood. Placing the jar on the plank, measure out where you would like the jar to hang from. Remove the jar, and using the small screw, attach the fastener to the wood through the last slit in the fastener.Next to be attached are the hooks to the bottom of the wood piece. I went with three different hooks. Start in the middle and then fasten the other two hooks evenly spaced from the center hook. After the hooks are attached, using a simple picture frame hanging kit, I attached it to the back allowing for the Thank You Bank to hang on the wall.Last but certainly not least is the paper for the thank yous. Using a circle paper cutter, I cut out 2 inch circles. Toward the top of the circle I punched a hold allowing for it to hang on the hooks.
We hung our bank right as you walk into the kitchen so that we remember to continually talk as a family about gratitude and thank yous. Collect the thank you throughout the year and read them at the Thanksgiving table.
Hope you enjoy your Thank You Bank as much as we do!