Many of us have a bowl of pennies somewhere where we throw the coins that pile up in our wallets. We think that one day we’ll go to the bank and change these coins. But what a disappointment when you finally get 10 dollars at most (even after years of saving!). Instead of getting frustrated or letting your coins collect dust, use these ideas to do something really beautiful and amazing with the money.
What you’ll need:
- Pennies (how many depends on what project you want to make)
- Multi-purpose glue
- A support
- Or black paint (if you prefer)
Optional: For large projects (for the wall or the floor), our advice is to use transparent contact paper (for the floor) or plywood panels (for the wall) size 11×8 in and clear epoxy resin to finish, protect and hold it.
Here are some ideas from the internet:
To make these projects, the method is quite simple:
- Add your pennies to the support of your choice to have an idea how your creation will turn out.
- Clean your coins and the support.
- Paint your support and let it dry.
- When the paint is dry, you can put glue on step-by-step on the back of your pennies or try the quickest way which is to make a line of glue and put the coins on top of it. Be careful not to go too fast and glue a max. of 4 coins one after the other in this way.
- Let it dry and voilà!
For floors and walls, the work is difficult but the reward is worth the effort…!
Please note: For a surface area of 4 square yards, you’ll need about 10,000 coins. But it all depends on whether you use 1 cent or 5 cent coins.
Here’s what you need to do:
- Measure the floor or wall space.
- Take a 12×12 in frame or the equivalent and put your coins on it to make your coins perfectly straight. Set your plywood panel flat beforehand or your contact paper on top. Now you have “tiles” of coins. It would be easier now to glue them in that way, rather than one cent after the other. It will be also easier to remove them in case you move out or you want to change the design.
- Glue your “tiles“ with some multi-purpose glue on your wall or your floor.
- To seal the floor, use clear epoxy. This step will make or break your project. Please follow the instructions on how to prepare and use it.
- Let it dry for 72 hours and your finally done!
I don’t know if I would be patient enough to take on such a large project, but I found the result really impressive! You can even play with the colors of coins. Have a look on the internet, searching for “penny floor” and you will be surprised about what some people are able to create. Awesome!