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20+ Creative DIY Penny Crafts

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Do you have a collection of old pennies like me? Do you want to find some creative ways to use this treasure? Penny designs are unique and fantastic. With a bit of handiwork and creativity, you can turn those little metal coins into amazing crafts, furniture, home decor, and more.
Today we are sharing some beautiful DIY penny crafts ideas that you can make it yourself. They are perfect for giving as unique and custom gifts or creating new home decor. Some of these DIY penny projects are incredible easy to make and some are time and effort intensive and need much patience to do. Let’s head over and get inspired.

DIY Penny Necklace

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Be the Change! Get the tutorial here.

DIY Penny Cross

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Love the idea! Make a cross out of penny and wooden cross or carboard in order to teach our sins are “Paid in Full”. Get the tutorial here.

DIY Penny Letters

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These fantastic letters are made from coins on wood! What a lovely idea! See more here.

DIY Penny Ombre Art

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A fun summer time science experiment that is perfect to do with kids! Get the tutorial here.

Penny Gazing Ball Yard Art

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Add year-round color to your garden with fabulous art projects you can make yourself. This gazing ball made with pennies will add more style to your landscape. See how to do it here.

Lucky Penny Votive Holders

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Adhere the bright and shiny pennies around your votive holders with hot glue to add more style to your plain votive holder. See more here.

Penny Birdhouse

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Enjoy watching birds outside of your kitchen window with this amazing DIY penny birdhouse. See how to do it here.

Amazing Penny Necklace

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Another creative penny craft is to make a custom and amazing penny necklace for your own. Get more inspiration here.

Penny Decal Necklace

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One more way to create a necklace with a coin charm. Get more directions here.

Lucky Penny Vase

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Using pennies to refashion your old vase. See how to do it here.

Penny Photo Frame

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Decorating with pennies is cheap and fun. This photo frame decorated with pennies can be an ideal gift to your beloved ones. See how to do it here.

Loose Change Eat Sign

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Using cardboard paper mache letters, copper paint, and pennies to make these unique home decor pieces. You can make with any letters as you like. Get more instructions here.

Penny Tiled Mirror

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Love the look, especially all the different shades of copper and how the frame sort of shimmers in the light. Get more inspiration here.

DIY Lucky Wedding Charms

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Make lucky penny charms for you and your sweetie to commemorate the year of your marriage. See more here.

Lucky Penny Earrings

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Perfect gifts for graduation, birthday, anniversary, etc. source

DIY Penny Ring

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Glue rhinestone trim to the edge of the coin and then attached the finished “ring head” to wire shaped like a shank. You can skip the last part if you have a ring base. See how to do it here.

DIY Penny Tray

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This is another penny craft that is quite easy to do. A tray, primer and paint, pennies, and a wonderful product called Envirotex Lite are all you need to make you own. Get tutorialshere.

Penny Top Coffee Table DIY

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Considering giving your coffee table a unique treatment. You can use a collection of pennies to give a copper patina to the tabletop. See how to do it here.

Lucky Copper Keychain with Two Lucky Pennies

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This simple, do-it-yourself craft can give new purpose to old pennies and can be accomplished with a drill and a few tools. See more here.

DIY Penny Wall

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Tiling a wall with pennies can be a tedious and time-consuming task, but the effort is worth it if you want your plain white wall with a one-of-a-kind look. If you have a lot of patience, You can have a try with more directions here.

Chic Penny Vase

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Some pennies, an empty oatmeal container, hot glue, and a can of spray paint are what you need to make this chic penny vase. See more here.

Penny Coasters

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The craft is quick and simple and the results are very attractive! Make some for yourself or to give as a gift. source and tutorial

Coin Barrettes

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Give a store bought hair barrette a custom look using a few pennies to make these lovely hair holders. See how to do it here.

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Toddler DIY – Kid Friendly Christmas Crafts

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Welcome to the holidays, time for Kid Friendly Christmas Crafts.

Only this year, I have a toddler trying to help.

I went searching for kid friendly Christmas crafts and this is what I found.

I found the cutest ornament on Pinterest, so I figured I would give it a shot.

While I am putting the final result on my tree, this is totally a Pinterest fail.

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DIY Polish Star Christmas Ornaments

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My mother-in-law posted a link on Facebook the other day detailing how to make something called Polish Star Ornaments.

I watched the video and immediately fell in love with these easy, yet beautiful ornaments and thought how wonderful they would look on my Christmas tree.

Tradition of the Polish Star

In the Polish tradition of celebrating Christmas, the star has special significance.

On Christmas Eve the first star of the night is named “Gwiazda,” meaning “little star,” in remembrance of the Star of Bethlehem.

At the moment it appears, greetings and good wishes are exchanged.

Families then partake of the Christmas supper, “Wigilia,” the most carefully planned meal of the year.

Polish Star Ornaments

You will need the following supplies to make your Polish Star Christmas Ornaments:

  • A pen or pencil (to form the points)
  • Something sharp to poke a hole through the center of each piece of paper, I used a sewing needle, a toothpick would work too. If you use a compass to draw your circles, you can use that to poke a hole through the circles of paper.
  • Scissors
  • White Glue (to glue the points)
  • Jewelry Cord (to hold the pieces together, string, twine, ribbon etc. can also be used)
  • 2 Jewelry spacing beads, sequins, etc. (to keep the cord on both ends taught)
  • 5 Sheets of 8.5 x 11 Paper (scrapbook paper, wrapping paper, printer paper, brown shipping paper etc.)
  • A Compass or object you can use to draw around about 4″ wide, I used a cardboard ribbon spool
  • A Compass or object you can use to draw around about 1″ wide, I used a nickel

Instructions:

1.  Use a 3″ – 4″ circle (I used a cardboard ribbon spool that is roughly 3.5″) and draw 4 circles onto a piece of paper. Next, use your .09″ – 1″ circle (I used a nickel) and draw the inner circle in the middle of the larger circle. Do this on the remaining pieces of 8.5 x 11 pieces of paper for a total of 10-20 large circles.  Or use the template found here.

2. Cut the larger circles out.  Then Fold the circle in half, fold a second time in half (1/4), then a third time in half (1/8).

3.  Open your circles up. In the center of the circle punch, use a needle, toothpick, etc. to make a hole.

4. Cut along the folds almost to the center, but not quite all the way. You can see in the photos below where the cuts are made.

5. Put a small dab of glue on the point of one tab, then wrap the tab around a pencil or pen hold in place for a few seconds so the glue sets, do this for all 8 tabs. You can also do this without using a pen or pencil as seen in the youTube video posted at the bottom.

6. Slip a spacer bead onto your jewelry cord halfway down the cord (you can also use string, twine, thin ribbon etc.). I didn’t take a photo of this, so I used the diagram from diohomeimprovements.com.

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3 Simple Halloween Crafts to Decorate your Home

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At TotsFamily.com we like to get crafty but we are also a very frugal set of people.

When Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store challenged us to create a #SpookySpaces tablescape we couldn’t refuse.

Our table consists of three separate crafts which together make a lovely scene.

Or you can make just one or two of the crafts and add to your existing decor.

Looking for more Halloween ideas?

3 Simple Halloween Crafts To Decorate Your Home

Framed Holiday Quote

I love framed holiday quotes because you can customize and reuse it for every holiday table scape you create.

I chose the phrase ‘BOO’ for Halloween and decided to just use 1 letter per frame so it really stands out.

You could also choose whole words or phrases for each frame.

Instructions

I drew my letters, cut them out and glued them to a piece of Halloween craft paper.

Next, I trimmed my Halloween paper down and taped it to the back of the mat that is included in the frame.

I then assembled the frame back together and it was done.

Easy and effective. (You can reuse the frames with new paper for each holiday, accordingly)

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