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Making a Gallon Milk Jug Piggy Bank

Making a Gallon Milk Jug Piggy Bank
A gallon milk jug is perfect for making a cute piggy bank. This is a guide about making a gallon milk jug piggy bank.


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November 4, 2015

Here is a gallon milk jug recycling project to save money $.

Total Time: 30 min less/more



  • 1 empty gallon milk jug
  • soap
  • scissors
  • pink acrylic paint (red & white mixed)
  • black acrylic paint
  • paint brushes
  • newspaper
  • hairdryer to speed up drying


  1. Gather supplies. Wash out gallon jug with soap and hot water.
  2. Peel off label as well. Let gallon air dry or use a hairdryer.
  3. Once dry inside and out, begin painting it pink throughout. Use opening to rotate gallon with fingers.
  4. Dry with hair dryer to speed up drying time.
  5. Paint ears and nose. Mark line for coin/dollar insert. Poke a hole and cut with scissors.
  6. All done. Carry by handle and start saving!
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December 18, 20150 found this helpful

very cute, and very easy, thanks for sharing!

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