Top 10 Ways In Which You Can Use Pennies

A penny doesn’t have much value but this doesn’t make it worthless. There are lots of creative and interesting DIY projects that use pennies. Some use more than one so you might want to start collecting them from now one. Get rid of the pennies you already have in your pockets or bag and put them to good use. Here are 10 wonderful ideas.

Penny ring.

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With only 1 penny you can make a lovely ring. Here’s what you’ll need: a lucky penny, 2 or 3 inches of small rhinestone trim, wire, pliers and super glue. Measure the trim around the penny and cut it to size. Then lay it on a flat surface on its side. Add a small amount of glue to one side of the penny and set it on the rhinestone trim. Then keep adding glue to the side until you attach the trim. Wrap the wire around your finger 4 times and attach it to the penny. Let it dry and enjoy your new ring.{found on trinketsinbloom}.

Top Tray.

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If you have enough pennies you could use them to give a tray a unique look. The first thing you need to do is cover the tray with book pages. Then start gluing down the pennies one by one. After that, cover the pennies with epoxy. Pour it over the pennies and spread it with a brush. Let it dry and you’re done.{found on happylooksgoodonyou}.

Letters.

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Another interesting idea would be to make paper mache letters and to cover them in pennies. For example, you can make this nice decoration for the kitchen or dining room. You’ll need paper mache letters, pennies, glue, a paint brush, copper acrylic paint and clear spray sealer. First you’ll have to paint the letters copper. Then start gluing the pennies one by one on each letter.{found on site}.

Table.

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Most of these projects are just examples of surfaces and elements you can cover in pennies. In this case, for example, we have a coffee table with a penny-covered surface.

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To make a similar project you’ll need a table, lots of pennies, glue, a paint brush, pliers, glaze resin, paint sticks and a heat gun or torch. First rinse all the pennies and then start gluing them to the table. Start from a corner and work your way out. Let the glue dry for a day and then start adding pennies to the side of the table. Then pour the resin on the table and use a brush to spread it. You can use a heat gun to eliminate bubbles.{found on cincysavers}.

Flooring.

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If you don’t want to use your pennies just yet you can wait until you have enough to cover our floor with. It sounds crazy but it’s actually a very nice project. Here’s what you have to do. Remove the base molding in the room and then sand down the floor. After that, clean the floor. Cut squares of self-sticking fiberglass and stick the pennies to each one. Place the tiles on the floor starting from the back of the room. Then spread grout and water on the floor to fill all the crevices.Full steps here.

Necklace.

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For this project you’ll only need a few pennies. You’ll have to punch tiny holes on two ends of each penny and then you can attach them all with links. You can create any pattern and design you want and it’s actually quite simple and also fun.{found on site}.

Countertop.

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Here’s another interesting idea, this time for the kitchen: a penny countertop. Basically the whole idea is to glue pennies to the countertop. In order to do that, you’ll first have to laminate the countertop. Then paint it black. Use vinegar and salt to give the pennies a shiny look. Then start gluing them one by one. You can cut the pennies if you want to glue them to the side as well. Then put epoxy on the whole countertop, spread it with a brush and let it dry.{found on site}.

Framed.

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You can also use pennies to make wall art or decorations. You’ll need a frame, burlap or canvas, pennies and vinegar and salt. Spray paint the frame if you want and then wrap burlap on the backboard. Hot glue it in the frame. Give the pennies a nice shine and then arrange them on the burlap. Use hot glue to keep them in place.{found on iheartnaptime}.

Napking ring.

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Here’s how you can make penny napkin ring holders. Get copper spray paint, an empty paper towel roll, shiny pennies, scissors, a ruler and a pencil. Spray paint the paper towel roll. Let it dry and place mars on it. Then cut even rings and attach pennies with a glue gun to each ring. Slip the napkins into the rings and that’s all.{found on kosheronabudget}.

Wall.

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If you want you could also cover an entire wall in pennies. It’s basically the same technique that was used to make the penny tiled floor. You just have to glue pennies to the tiles and then put the tiles on the wall. It’s a simple project but it takes time and patience.{image by Donna Griffith}.