Pennies, Nickles, Dimes, and Quarters. They add up quickly when you put all your change in one place. I have found that repurposing containers is a great way to make free and attractive coin jars.
1. The coin jar in the picture is made out of a blackboard paint can. Conveniently, both the outside and inside of the can were covered by the manufacturer in chalkboard paint so writing on the can was a snap. Other types of paint cans work as well. You may want to decorate the outsides with wallpaper remnants or contact paper for a snazzy look.
2. Metal flour jars and popcorn tins also work well as change jars. The contact paper and wallpaper remnants come in handy here if you do not like the decorations on the cans.
3. Mason jars work great as coin jars since they come in a variety of sizes. For more uses for mason jars, check out my article 10 Creative and Money Saving Uses for Mason Jars.
4.Check out Coffee Cans or Plastic Coffee Tubs. Even if you are not a coffee drinker, your neighbors probably have some of these lying around.
5.Plastic Cheese Ball or Animal Cracker Containers can add some whimsy to your coin collecting. Just remember not to fill these containers all the way as the plastic is generally not as strong as the metal or glass jars.