DIY: Collected coins in a bottle (Offering idea)

What to do with collected coins

Today, I’ve made a simple do it yourself project with collected coins gather through changes from our grocery purchase and from vehicle fare. I plan to add this up on our allotted church offering for this week mass.

My husband and I usually have our offering every time we visit our church because we believe that we are just administrator of whatever we have right now. God, on the other hand, is still the owner of these.

And that we must give back a portion of our possession to him, this serves as a way of simply thanking him for all the blessings he brings.

To make it more personal I simply cover the bottle with a balloon. Curious how I did it? Follow below.

Coins collection tithes ideas

Needed materials:

Balloon (any color)

Colorful pens

White hard paper



Collected coins in a bottle

materials for tithes ideas

How to cover the bottle with a balloon:

  • First, blow up the balloon
  • Then turn the bottle with collected coins upside down
  • Put the ballon at the bottom of the bottle and slowly release the air until it covers the whole bottle

Watch here how

For tag:

  • Write a simple message or note in a piece of hard paper using colored pens
  • Creatively cut the note to for a tag design
  • Put the string on the tag and attached on the bottle cap


There you go, I now have a simple present (using a balloon to cover the bottle with collected coins) crafted with love to the lord up above.

I really want my son to march this and handover to our parish priest but since they are still on a vacation at the province, hubby and I will probably do the handover.

tithes ideas

Remember the Apostle Paul taught that how we give is as important as what we give. He said,

“Let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver” (2 Corinthians 9:7).



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  • Lucian Hodoboc

    Such a lovely and ingenious idea! I am definitely going to have to remember this and maybe give it a try in the future, when I go to church. And you’re so right when you say that God is the owner of everything. The little note that thanks God and says “I love You” gives a wonderful touch to the entire project.

    April 25, 2019 at 11:51 pm Reply
  • Pheng

    Thank you Lucian. Love your beautiful comment. Glad you liked the idea.

    April 25, 2019 at 11:59 pm Reply
  • Meaghan

    Great idea! We always have change laying around.

    May 1, 2019 at 12:26 am Reply
  • Marna Altman

    Such a sweet project and idea!

    May 1, 2019 at 1:02 am Reply
  • Amanda

    What a cute idea! We have just started giving our kids an allowance and are helping them understand the importance of setting aside a tithe and also part of it for saving.

    May 1, 2019 at 2:31 am Reply
  • Chris

    A nice thing to do with your coins. I would never have thought of the balloon idea!

    May 1, 2019 at 2:41 am Reply
  • Jeremiel Agustin

    Ang ganda ng idea. Pwede din tong gawin sa ibang way like donation sa ibang group na nangangailangan din. Thanks dito.

    May 3, 2019 at 7:22 am Reply
    • Pheng

      Hi Jeremiel, maraming salamat!

      May 8, 2019 at 12:21 am Reply
  • Karla Nina Mallannao

    Wow. What a great idea you got there! Plus, what you did was such a good deed. Thanking Him for all the blessings you’ve been receiving. God bless you more.

    May 3, 2019 at 8:55 am Reply
    • Pheng

      Thanks for the appreciation Karla. God bless you too.

      May 8, 2019 at 12:23 am Reply
  • blair villanueva

    How sweet of you, and good ideas to conceal what’s inside. May the nature bless your family.

    May 3, 2019 at 12:02 pm Reply
  • Kath

    Amazing idea! I really love this! 😍 I might borrow your idea — for offering in church as well, or just for a gift idea. Love it so much! 😍

    May 3, 2019 at 12:17 pm Reply
  • Jelly Beans

    What a lovely DIY idea. It’s something I can ask the kiddies to do for holiday offering or when doing pass-the-hat for friends in need.

    May 3, 2019 at 12:35 pm Reply
  • Karla

    What currency are those? My parents also trained us to give tithes every Sunday. I think it’s beautiful.

    May 3, 2019 at 6:59 pm Reply
  • Monz Melecio

    Wow! I’m thinking of doing that as well. Thanks for the idea!

    May 4, 2019 at 5:53 am Reply
  • theresa

    Very cool and bright idea , especially if you’ll do it with your children. Soon, me and my babies will do this kind of things.

    May 4, 2019 at 7:00 am Reply
    • Pheng

      Yes, plus kids will know the importance of every cent.

      May 8, 2019 at 12:27 am Reply
  • may palacpac

    That’s a really great gesture. And I love the creativity that goes behind it. Yes, we must always give with a cheerful heart.

    May 4, 2019 at 12:29 pm Reply
    • Pheng

      Thank you, May

      May 8, 2019 at 12:24 am Reply
  • She Guinto

    I love doing some DIY gifts or giveaway. And another nice thing about this one you are also giving back. Love it babe!

    May 5, 2019 at 9:09 am Reply
  • Wendy

    this is lovely! i would love to follow this for my children. thank you for sharing:-)

    May 5, 2019 at 9:48 pm Reply
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