DIY Mickey Mouse & Minnie Mouse Mason Jar Money Banks for Your Next Disney World Vacation

In less than a month, our family will be driving across the country for our 2nd Disney World vacation. It’s been almost two years since our first one and in that time we’ve been filling up our old piggy banks with spare change and dollar bills. In that time we managed to save over $500 that goes towards the gas needed to get to Florida, some meals and hotels along the way. Every time we empty our piggy banks, I’m shocked at how so little can add up to so much!

And that’s why I thought I’d take our traditional piggy banks a step further and make larger, themed money banks for our next Disney World vacation. Mickey and Minnie are the perfect duo and so darn cute together when they’re turned into mason jar money banks.

I have no idea how much money these gallon sized Ball Mason Jars will hold but right now I’ve got them perched on my desk hutch and already starting to fill up with extra money.


diy-mickey-mouse-mason-jarSupplies Needed:

  • 3 – 1 gallon Ball Mason Jars
  • 2 can red spray paint
  • 2 can black spray paint
  • 2 can clear gloss spray paint
  • painters tape
  • paper towels
  • 2 small bottles of white multi-purpose craft paint
  • 2 round sponge brush
  • superglue
  • 2 white foam sheet
  • 2 red foam sheet
  • 1 black foam sheets
  • scissors



Mickey Mouse Jar

  1. Place a strip of painter’s tape around the center of one jar and press firmly so it makes contact with the glass. Turn the mason jar upside down and use another piece of tape and paper towels to cover the top of the jar. Spray at evenly of the red paint on the bottom half of the mason jar. Spray lid with an evenly of red paint.
  2. Once the paint is fully dried, repeat the tape and paper towel process for the top of the mason jar and spray an evenly of black paint on the top half of the mason jar.
  3. Find a small round cookie cutter, shot glass or other round object to trace two circles on the white foam board. Cut each circle out. Remove the paper backing (if you’re using sticky back foam) and add super glue to the back of both circles. Place the circles in the center of the red painted area of the jar and hold in place for 30 seconds.
  4. Spray the mason jar and lid with an evenly of clear finishing spray paint.
  5. Find a large round cookie cutter, glass or other round object to trace two circles on the black foam board. Cut out each circle. Place both circles on top of eachother with the paper backing touching. Cut a slightly narrow wedge into the circles (like pictured above). You may need to make some adjustments. See how well they fit by placing the wedge onto the lid of the mason jar.
  6. Add super glue to the wedge portion of a black foam circle and place it on the center of the lid, holding pressure for 30 seconds. Repeat for the second foam circle, directly opposite the first one.

Minnie Mouse Jar

  1. Put the Mason jar upside down and spray an evenly of red paint to the entire mason jar. Add an evenly of black spray paint to the lid.
  2. Dip a round sponge brush (around 1″ – 1-1/2″ diameter) in white craft paint and paint random white dots on the entire jar.
  3. Spray the mason jar and lid with an evenly of clear finishing spray paint.
  4. Repeat the same process for the ears as in the instructions above for the Mickey Mouse  jar.
  5. The Minnie bow can be a little tricky. Personally, I just drew two flat bottomed hearts with a circle in the center on the red foam sheet.


And that is that! These are pretty easy to make and give you a fun decoration for your Disney loving home plus an easy way to save money for your next Disney World vacation. These jars are perfect to fill with herbs like pine pollen or superfoods like chia seeds!


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