My Stache Cash Stash

Mustaches have become quite trendy this last year. This and similar crafts can be seen roaming around places like Etsy and other crafting websites. It’s cute, its punny, and a great way to store laundry money or pocket change! In the posting to the right, it’s going for $15.00. That isn’t terrible, but add on the price of shipping and its a bit much.

Pam Bailey of Beverly’s Fabrics in downtown San Luis Obispo commented that she has seen quite an increase in the number of people using mason jars for crafting. ” They use the jars for gifts usually, decorating them and using them as special packaging,” stated Bailey.

Apparently the project is quite popular among college students. University of California Davis student Molly Marrone recently made one of her own. “It’s currently sitting on my desk and slowly  starting to fill up with quarters,” Marrone stated. “It’s useful as decoration, but also to show when I won’t have enough quarters to do my laundry.”

Benjamin Franklin once said, “A penny saved is a penny earned.” California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo student and craft enthusiast Amanda Lim agrees. “Its a cuter way to store and save your money.”

Here we can make one of our own for just under $3.00!

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Here’s what you will need:

  • A Mason Jar ( You can find these at your local craft store in varying sizes, such as Joann or Michaels)
  • A thin paint brush
  • Paint color of your choice (Acrylic or Tempra works best)
  • Access to a Printer

And that’s it!

Directions:

  1.  Wash the jar. Remove any stickers or price tags and make sure you have a clean surface.
  2. Next, in Google Images, search “My Stache” or “moustache” in the browser. As you know there are many kinds of moustaches , so choose which one appeals to you! Copy and paste your image into a word document. (I used this mustache and this font)
  3. From here, choose the font of your choice and type “My Stache” or if you are feeling extra clever “Don’t Touch My Stache.” ( It may take some time to figure out what size font/image works best for your particular jar)
  4. Print your document and tape it in place to the inside of your jar.
  5. Paint over the image and the wording. This may take a coat or two.
  6. Allow to dry and carefully remove the paper from inside. Touch up the paint if necessary.

And tada!! You have yourself a new money jar!

Whether you make it as a gift or use it to add a little functional decor, it is a fun craft with a pragmatic product!

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