Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Cappuccino Cash Stash

Ahhh! The first sip of my afternoon latte tastes so good. It's just what I need to get me through the afternoon, a kick-start to the second half of my day.
Do you have a daily liquid indulgence? Maybe a mocha or Americano? Or a delicious, exotic green tea? Whether it's a non-fat, iced grande, extra foamy cappuccino, straight-up cup o' Joe, or your favorite tea, do you feel guilty splurging on this daily treat, when you think you shouldn't spend the money? Well, what if it's "play money"?

Which brings me to the question, "What do you do with your leftover change?" You know what I mean: those annoying pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters that bulk up your wallet or are tossed into the bottom of your purse, never to be seen again. Except for an occasional parking meter, what good is the heavy metal anyway? The creative solution: Your very own Coffee Cash Stash -- a place for your extra change, while turning it into your "play money.”

Gathering a smorgasbord of my favorite coffee-themed embellishments and paper, I re-purposed an empty can into a beautiful Coffee Cash Stash! First, I mod-podged the can with designer papers and ribbon. Then, I created a label using my Slice and an old coffee sleeve. I stamped the coffee sleeve with the sentiment, "Coffee Run!", edged it, and mod-podged the label into place on the front of the can. I then adhered brads, layered flowers and added stamped images of coffee beans. After making a slit on the lid of the can, I mod-podged the lid with matching paper. I then glued red hemp around the lid, slid the coffee-sleeve tag (which I made using a punch) on it and tied it into a ribbon. I finished the tag with buttons and a flower and finally tied two coffee bean buttons at the bottom of the ribbon ties.

The only thing missing now is the heavy metal. Now, where did I put my purse? Meet you at the coffee shop!


  1. Hey YFC! Ready to meet for our virtual coffee date?

  2. I want to welcome my new virtual friends to my blog!!!

  3. Hi! This is my first time to your fun blog. I found you on Mod Podge Rocks. I do have a coffe fund bank. Mine is in a vintage piggy bank, sitting on a kitchen shelf. The funny thing is, my family just thinks it's a nik nak, and won't steal the change out of it! I also love to repurpose cans and such. I love yours. Very cute.

    Mermaid Debbie

  4. Hi Doreen---found your blog from Mod Podge Rocks! Yes, I do remember Doreen from the Mickey Mouse club :) Although the show aired just a little before my time---not by much. As a kid, I used to love watching those reruns on television (yes, back when they had the good stuff on). Loved the projects you shared on Mod Podge Rocks and also love your blog!! Great stuff!!

  5. Well... I kinda have one in my car. Every spare quarter or anything silver gets thrown into this pocket and then I use it for the astronomically high fees for parking. Our town just made every parking space charge for use. I know lots of friends who dash in on an errand because they don't have a dime on them then get Horrendous tickets. This is my luxury... never having to stress in town. Ah, modern living! :)C


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