42 DIY Piggy Banks

If you’re trying to find cute or clever ways to help yourself save up souvenir money for the next big trip you’re taking or trying to teach your kids how to have a good relationship with money, piggy banks can come in handy.

There are so many creative and easy piggy bank ideas to try that is better than buying one from a store. Most of these DIY piggy banks below are made from items that you may have around the house or can purchase for the fraction of the price a normal piggy bank costs.

These adorable piggy banks will totally change the way you save! They may not accrue interest, but they are cuter than a drive-through ATM.

 

1. Felt Piggy Bank by Dream A Little Bigger

Why not make little felt piggy banks that you can toss in your purse and keep track of your change with? Because a fuzzy, fat pig in the bottom of your purse will be much easier to grab a hold of! Made in lots of fun colors, these would make great little gifts!

Felt Piggy Bank by Dream A Little Bigger

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2. Diy Piggy Bank by Disney Family

Made in Hamm’s likeness out of a plastic jar, this portly piglet can be banked on to help your child keep their new penny collection safe. Not only is there a slot in his back for dropping in the coins, but his snout screws on and off, making it a cinch to empty the bank and look through all of the newly pressed souvenirs.

Diy Piggy Bank by Disney Family

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3. Rainbow Mason Jar Piggy Bank by Living Well Mom

With a rainbow color scheme that is easy to follow, this mason jar project is one of those DIY piggy bank ideas that the kids can tackle alone. It’s a fun, colorful way to encourage kids to save money.

Rainbow Mason Jar Piggy Bank by Living Well Mom

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4. Diy Piggy Bank Made From A Book by Karen Kavett

This is an easy way to save up all your coins and to keep your money hidden if you put in on your bookshelf with all your other books. All you have to do is hollow out the book and line it with cardboard. Then add a piece of cardboard with a slot at the top, decorate it however you like, and you’ve made a piggy bank out of a book!

Diy Piggy Bank Made From A Book by Karen Kavett

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5. Giant Mail Tube Piggy Bank by Damask Love

Create an easy DIY Giant Mail Tube Piggy Bank that looks like a pencil. It’s inexpensive to create and perfect for kids and adults to stash away money! It’s the most fun way to teach children how to save!

Giant Mail Tube Piggy Bank by Damask Love

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6. DIY Water Bottle Piggy Banks by Our Kid Things

No need to waste even more money by buying a piggy bank from the store, you can simply make your own from water bottles! This is a great repurposed craft to find a use for those plastic water bottles instead of cluttering our landfills.

DIY Water Bottle Piggy Banks by Our Kid Things

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7. Mason Jar Superhero Coin Banks by Fireflies And Mud Pies

How adorable are these mason jar banks? They are so simple to make and fun to create with your little ones! For the superhero fans in your life, these piggy bank coin jars are a perfect addition to your superhero fan’s collection that will be enjoyed for years to come.

Mason Jar Superhero Coin Banks by Fireflies And Mud Pies

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8. DIY Airplane Piggy Bank by Angie’s List

What better way to learn money management than an awesome airplane piggy bank? This easy piggy bank can be made in under an hour with everyday items like a plastic soda bottle.

DIY Airplane Piggy Bank by Angie's List

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9. Cereal Box Piggy Banks by Kix Cereal

Add a little fun to your way of saving money with these easy to make piggy banks. You can create whatever your imagination can come up with using an empty recycled cereal box, construction paper, scissors, glue, a few googly eyes and a pipe cleaner or two.

Cereal Box Piggy Banks by Kix Cereal

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10. DIY Turtle Coin Banks by Krokotak

Here is a super cute craft project to make lovely turtle piggy banks from plastic bottles. This tiny bank that looks like a turtle actually floats! You can put it in water and they “swim” like sea turtles or you can put coins inside to make some music when shaking.

DIY Turtle Coin Banks by Krokotak

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11. DIY Leather Piggy Bank by Lovely Indeed

Elevate your standard way to save coins with this DIY leather piggy bank. It even has a way to empty out the change without ripping the whole thing apart. It’s indeed in keeping with the piggy bank theme and whether it’s for a girl or boy, they both will love it just as much.

DIY Leather Piggy Bank by Lovely Indeed

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12. Minion Mason Jar Coin Banks by KA Styles

Create your own little minion to take charge of your money with these minion mason jar banks. After all, who doesn’t love those adorable minions? Make these painted mason jar coin banks with this fantastic tutorial by KA Styles.

Minion Mason Jar Coin Banks by KA Styles

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13. DIY Piggy Bank by Playground  Parkbench

This rainbow themed coin bank is fun to use and adds a pop of color to you or your kid’s bedroom. Teach your little ones how to make their own luck with this DIY piggy bank.

DIY Piggy Bank by Playground  Parkbench

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14. Tissue Box Crochet Piggy Bank by Nicki’s Homemade Crafts

You’ll get such a kick out of this adorable piggy bank crochet tissue box, you’ll want to hook one for every room in the house! And you’ll certainly be able to because the quick and easy pattern hooks up in no time. You could also give this as a birthday gift or stocking stuffer to help your little piggies learn how to manage their pennies.

Tissue Box Crochet Piggy Bank by Nicki's Homemade Crafts

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15. Wipes Container Piggy Bank by Sunny Day Family

Kids can stash their cash in this adorable piggy bank, made from an empty wipes container. Do you still keep the baby wipes container? If so, upcycling a baby wipes container can be a good decision to challenge your creativity. You can make a piggy bank from that container and decor it as cute as possible to make the saving time more enjoyable.

Wipes Container Piggy Bank by Sunny Day Family

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16. Rolling Coin Bank by Lovely Indeed

Putting money into this coin bank will definitely something you and your kid will be excited to do every day. If you like your money-saving to come with a little show, then this is a great DIY craft to make.

Rolling Coin Bank by Lovely Indeed

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17. DIY Piggy Banks by Homemade Ginger

This DIY piggy bank is easy to make even if you don’t have much DIY experience. The tutorial will show you how to create a wooden stand for 3 mason jars. You will end up with a piggy bank for kids that has a way for them to divide their money up into “spend”, “save” and “give” categories!

DIY Piggy Banks by Homemade Ginger

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18. Cardboard Coin Bank by Instructables

Here is an easy coin bank made of cardboard, cord and elastic tape. This is a great purpose to recycle old cardboard boxes. You can also make it in other shapes as a pyramid or cylinder. If you want you can decorate the coin bank with cardboard, stickers or paintings as you like.

Cardboard Coin Bank by Instructables

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19. DIY Coin Bank by Paper & Stitch

This coin bank is made out of milk box which covered by the removable wallpaper. Once you finished it, it can be an adorable focal point of your area. This is also a great use for any leftover wallpaper you might have!

DIY Coin Bank by Paper & Stitch

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20. Sequins Piggy Banks by Handmade Charlotte

A penny saved is a penny earned – and saving has never been more fun than with these rainbow-hued sequin piggy banks! Give empty chip tubes and cardboard food cartons a whole new life – it’s so easy and fun to decorate them however you like

Sequins Piggy Banks by Handmade Charlotte

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21. Pringles Can Piggy Bank by Jennifer Williams

This DIY idea uses all the things that kids love, right from Pringle cans to stickers and Mod Podge, making it a fun endeavor to engage over the weekend

Pringles Can Piggy Bank by Jennifer Williams

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22. DIY Starbucks Piggy Bank by Karina Garcia

Karina Garcia has the best idea for coffee lovers! Save up your latte fund in this Starbucks themed piggy bank. You may be spending a lot of money on your coffee, but that doesn’t mean you can’t also be mindful of finances. Make sure to skip coffee every now and again to save the money inside of your fancy Starbucks piggy bank!

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DIY Starbucks Piggy Bank by Karina Garcia

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23. Formula Can Piggy Bank by It Happens In A Blink

Embellish an old Formula can with decorative fabric, ribbons and a dollar tag to create a chic coin bank that is just the right size to save up on change while traveling.

Formula Can Piggy Bank by It Happens In A Blink

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24. Paper Mache Dino Bank by Red Ted Art

Sometimes a simple piggy bank just isn’t what’s cool anymore. For those who want a different animal, then you can create something different from a paper mache project. For a refreshingly different twist on your piggy bank idea, consider going with the dinosaur motif this time.

Paper Mache Dino Bank by Red Ted Art

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25. Self Sorting Wooden Coin Bank by Instructables

Tired of sorting coins manually? Coin sorting is a tiresome job. Make a wooden coin separator out of common materials! This eco-friendly wooden coin sorter uses gravity to sort coins automatically, negating the need for batteries.

Self Sorting Wooden Coin Bank by Instructables

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26. Painted Polka Dot Piggy Bank by The Crafty Blog Stalker

Paint your own Polka Dot Piggy Bank. This pig bank will keep your change safe and look super cute sitting on your dresser. Great do it yourself kids craft.

Painted Polka Dot Piggy Bank by The Crafty Blog Stalker

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27. DIY Coin Bank by Cut Out And Keep

Transforming an unattractive, metal coffee can into something you can happily display is both easy and fun. If you have spare coffee cans, it doesn’t hurt to give this a try!

DIY Coin Bank by Cut Out And Keep

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28. DIY Unicorn Piggy Bank by Fun 365

Create magical whimsy while saving all that spare change with fun to make DIY Unicorn Piggy Bank! And the best part is you can add as much color to your unicorn as you would like

DIY Unicorn Piggy Bank by Fun 365

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29. Homemade Piggy Bank by The Princess And The Tot

Made with a plastic bottle and green craft foam stickers, this piggy bank actually looks like a festive prop, but the good news is that it’s relevant year-round.

Homemade Piggy Bank by The Princess And The Tot

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30. Piggy Bank Pouch by Nosey Nest

Teach your kids the value of money and saving with this quirky piggy bank pouch. Feed the piggy loose change, and watch him grow nice and full.

Piggy Bank Pouch by Nosey Nest

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31. DIY Piggy Bank Gift Boxes by Handmade Charlotte

These piggy banks disguised as whimsical gift boxes excite your child’s imagination, making it a fun challenge for them to save as many coins as they can. You can eas­ily cre­ate embell­ish­ments of all shapes and sizes, giv­ing each piggy bank a totally unique personality.

DIY Piggy Bank Gift Boxes by Handmade Charlotte

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32. DIY Taxi Cab Piggy Bank by Double Duty Mommy

Your kids will look forward to saving their pennies in this easy to make DIY piggy bank in no time. A piggy bank shaped like the much-adored “Maxi the Dog” makes it fun for the kids to save their hard-earned pennies

DIY Taxi Cab Piggy Bank by Double Duty Mommy

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33. Ice Cream Fund Mason Jar by Yesterday On Tuesday

DIY Ice Cream Fund Mason Jar, a fun way to recycle a Mason Jar and save money for all those summertime ice cream cones!  This Ice Cream Fund Mason Jar Craft turns a jar into a fun piggy bank that ice cream lovers can use to save up for the ice cream truck, and it looks great with even the simplest styles.

Ice Cream Fund Mason Jar by Yesterday On Tuesday

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34. DIY Piggy Bank by Penelope’s Oasis

This cute little piggy bank started off at the market as a mouthwash bottle. With recycled materials and cute cutouts, this zero-waste DIY piggy bank project makes a nice addition to your child’s room. The design is simple enough that your child can help you finish it!

DIY Piggy Bank by Penelope's Oasis

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35. Shadow Box Frame Piggy Bank by Jennifer Perkins

With a design that appeals to adults as well, this disguised money bank is easy to customize to a style that goes with your personality and the room decor. Fill it up with coins or dollar bills and start saving for your next big adventure, rainy day, or whatever else you’re saving up for.

Shadow Box Frame Piggy Bank by Jennifer Perkins

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36. Mason Jar Piggy Bank by Shauna Krantz

Turn a simple and empty mason jar out of your kitchen into this absolute and chic piece of the piggy box! So paint the jar in pink and add eyes, nose, and the ears to it, and your gorgeous piggy bank in complete piggy style is just ready to rock kid’s room shelves!

Mason Jar Piggy Bank by Shauna Krantz

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37. DIY Felt Piggy Bank by Shelterness

Make your kid happy with this piggy bank! It’s soft, pretty and easy to take the money out. Saving will be much cuter if you are feeding your coins to this little piggy bank.

DIY Felt Piggy Bank by Shelterness

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38. DIY Lunchbox Piggy Bank by Studio DIY

Get the free printable to paint “Broke” on your piggy bank on the blog so no one will steal your spare change!

DIY Lunchbox Piggy Bank by Studio DIY

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39. DIY Paper Mache Piggy Bank by In The Little Red House

Make your very own piggy bank using materials you find in your home. You and your kids will love saving pennies to put in this paper mache piggy bank that you made with your own hands. Great as a gift too!

DIY Paper Mache Piggy Bank by In The Little Red House

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40. Totem Poles Piggy Banks by Mer Mag Blog

Teach the kids the virtues of saving with this fun recycled craft that makes a colorful totem pole bank. Not only will the kid be proud of counting up their coins, but they’ll also love watching how it stacks up in their new crafty and cute container.

Totem Poles Piggy Banks by Mer Mag Blog

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41. DIY Globe Piggy Bank by Un Beau Jour

How’s this for a wedding wishing well that also doubles as a coin bank? This guestbook-inspired coin globe is also a beautiful decor item that is likely to be a permanent part of your home long after the kids have learned all about money counting and saving.

DIY Globe Piggy Bank by Un Beau Jour

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42. DIY Llama Piggy Banks by Amy Weir

See how to transform these simple wooden block banks into colorful and whimsical Llamas. And I think the brighter the color of Llama you make, the more money you can save … or something fun like that!

DIY Llama Piggy Banks by Amy Weir

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There you have it – 42 amazing DIY Piggy Banks to help you save those pennies!

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Don’t forget to add your own special touch to these DIY piggy banks that would spell out how amazing your new coin bank is. Saving money in style is just as important!

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