Save for a special occasion with our DIY money jar
Create your own DIY money jar with our ‘drinks fund’ cross stitch pattern and get saving for that next big occasion!
A savings jar is a great way to store all those bothersome coppers you find down the back of the sofa cushions or floating around the bottom of your bag. They soon mount up too, meaning you’ll be able to treat yourself to something special.
In this case, a much-needed night out with friends! The design itself sees clinking champagne glasses above the words ‘drinks fund’ and is surrounded by sparkles! It’s a great way to save for a big night out or an occasion like New Year’s Eve.
You’ll find this easy-to-stitch design can be tackled by all levels of stitchers. Enjoy picking out your jar or money box, then simply patch your stitching on and display it in your home. Drop in some change whenever you can, you’ll be surprised how quickly you’re cashing it out!
This cute savings jar design was created by Jenny van de Wiele and was originally published in The World of Cross Stitching issue 310. They are part of a set of three jar motifs. If you want the full set you can purchase a digital edition of the magazine.
DIY money jars cross stitch pattern
Key features of savings jar cross stitch
- Stitch time: Approx. 10-20 hours each
- Stitch Types: Cross stitch, backstitch, fractionals
- Ease of Stitching: Advanced beginner/intermediate
What you’ll need to make the house cross stitch
- Fabric: Zweigart* 14-count white aida measuring a maximum of 26x19cm
- Threads: Stranded cotton as listed in the key
- Needle: Size 24 tapestry needle
- Extras: Jars, white paper for backing and acid-free double-sided tape
Top tip: Always use acid-free double-sided tape on your stitching so it doesn’t discolour over time
Download savings jar cross stitch pattern
- Download the 'drinks fund' DIY money jar pattern
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