Saving for a trip to Harry Potter World? Wondering how to save for a trip to Harry Potter World? This DIY Harry Potter bank is the perfect visual motivation to save for a visit to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
You’re going to need a lot of galleons to snap up all of the Honeydukes treats you’ve dreamed about. You’ll probably want some Butterbeer ice cream (yep, that’s a thing now!) and of course a Monster Book of Monsters for your Care of Magical Creatures studies. Get the tutorial for my DIY Harry Potter World savings bank below!
A few months back, Kayla began reading Harry Potter. I read the first 30 or 40 pages to her to get the story going and we both found ourselves completely wrapped up in the Wizarding World. About halfway through the series, she started asking about a trip to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios. Which I agreed to, but if she read ALL of the books first so she would have a full understanding of the characters and the significance of all the details within the park.
Now, the time has finally come for us to take our family trip to Harry Potter World. I made this shadowbox bank for Kayla that reads “Galleons for Diagon Alley” to save her souvenir money in. The shadowbox style allows you to see the contents within, which is way more motivating than a traditional piggy bank where funds go unseen. To give it true Harry Potter style I used brick wall patterned paper to cover the background and added “Galleons for Diagon Alley” in black letters to the glass.
Every few days I emptied the change from my rotation of handbags and deposit it into Kayla’s Harry Potter bank. She did extra chores around the house and helped me with a few work projects to grow her Harry Potter World fund. We came home with a Monster Book of Monsters, a recordable Howler and plenty of treats from Honeydukes.
Want to make your own DIY Harry Potter bank? It’s the perfect way to save for a trip to Harry Potter World and it only takes a few minutes. Here’s what I used:
- Shadowbox frame with a pre-drilled hole
- Brick patterned paper
- Vinyl letters (I used black vinyl and this cutting machine)
- Transfer tape or contact paper
- Glue spots
Assembly was easy! Here is how I did it:
- First, I cut and weeded black vinyl letters with the phrase I wanted. If you’d like to use my exact lettering, you can download this file and turn it into a cut file to use with any cutting machine you like.
- Next, I transferred my vinyl letters to the shadow box using transfer tape.
- Last, I used glue spots to attach my brick wall patterned paper to the back of the shadowbox frame.
- That was it! I had a DIY Harry Potter World savings bank and was ready to start filling it.
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