10 Penny and Nickel Crafts using Your Loose Change – My Tuesday {ten} No.20

10 Penny and Nickel Crafts using Your Loose Change – My Tuesday {ten} No.20

Hope everyone had fun enjoying the festivities last night! Did any of your neighbors happen to pass out pennies? I stumbled upon the coin letters below and fell instantly in love with the beautiful metallic color of all the change – Who knew pocket change could look so good! This got me thinking and of course I had to peek around the web and find some more inspiring projects. So this weeks Tuesday {ten} is a collection of crafts made with pennies {and some other loose change}.
My Tuesday {ten}

{one} These fabulous signs from artist Justine Smith are made from coins on wood. All of her work is currently based on the concept of money and how it touches almost every aspect of our lives. I am loving the shiny bling of the quarters.

{two} How cool is this Penny Ombre Art created by Bob Dinetz for the New York Times blog to illustrate a story on the neglected penny. There are so many different methods to clean and oxidize pennies found right on Google.

{three} Lucky us Keychain from Pats Design – pennies can be from the year you and your significant other were born, met, married or years your children were born…super sweet idea!

{four} This Cumulus Project Penny Necklace, a similar take on the typical washer necklaces, is simply gorgeous. The pennies were drilled out in the center and just threaded. Love the warm copper color.

{five} This Penny Necklace crafted by Sandrisuperstar on Dollar Store Crafts cost just 36 cents to make {plus the jump rings}. How unique!

{six} Here is another version of a Penny Necklace from A Girl and a Glue Gun using flattened pennies

{seven} Cute Penny Decal Necklaces from Just Something I Made

{eight} Penny Covered Desk Top on EPBOT

{nine} There is just something intriguing about this beautiful copper filled Penny Floor created by Revolver. It doesn’t say the square footage but the space looks pretty big – they used over 340,000 pennies and laid them all by hand.

and if copper isn’t your color – how about nickels. This bathroom has a DIY Nickle Tiled Floor – found on Apartment Therapy.

{ten} Finally, this is just a stock photo from 123RF but I thought it would make a funny little gag gift as a Money Tree…

~Now onto your Tuesday {ten}’s~
The Tuesday {Ten} is all about sharing what’s going on, things you love, recent purchases, cute photos…pretty much all the sweet tidbits that make up daily life that you’d like to share, bundled in to one post. It can be short and sweet or filled with pictures and details…anything goes – just casual and fun!
{if you would like to share a roundup of your own past projects please put them all in one post and submit that link – as this is not a regular link party}


I’d love to read through your Tuesday {Ten}!



  1. Is it possible to like one idea more than the last? I wonder if I can talk my husband into that bathroom?

  2. PS, this week we’re mainly eating a lot of cake and apparently wearing many Hallowe’en costumes. 🙂

  3. I love that penny floor! I have a pair of earrings made from recycled pennies, and I love them! Thanks for hosting

  4. These are very fun, especially the keyring!
    I thought I’d let you know I’ve nominated you for the “Tell Me About Yourself” award 🙂
    You can find out more about it here: http://emilysummers-designer.blogspot.com/2011/11/tell-me-about-yourself-award.html


  5. UM I love all of these! hilariously awesome all at the same time. 😉

  6. I love the idea of the first picture. Very nice colors! Makes me wanna have one for myself!


  7. wow, pennies make a beautiful floor!

  8. I love the floor done with the pennies..What an unusual idea..But what a conversation piece..I love it..

  9. WOW! This makes a lot of cents!!! I love it! ~ Barbara @ http://amotherandadaughter.blogspot.com/

  10. Gerri Gibson :

    I hope you get this comment. I love the ideas posted on this site. I wanted to do a project with pennies. I am researching wishing wells made of pennies. Do you also know what type of adhesive could be used to attached the pennies to either wood, metal, etc.

    • Hi Gerri. Try Elmer’s Pro Bond Advanced, epoxy or E-6000. The pro bond and e-6000 come in clear drying formulas. I have had success with all of these on multi-surface projects.



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