Monday, April 23, 2012

Penny Project

I just had to share a little project that has been in the works for a ridiculously long amount of time. Ridiculous because what should have taken me a few hours has dragged out into a couple of months. Life just seems to work that way for me lately. I'm stirring too many pots at once. 

Am I the only one who loves all of the penny art/projects out there on Pinterest right now?  I found inspiration for this project over at The Crafted Sparrow.  I did a few things the way she did and some a bit differently.  I took some big paper mache letters I found at Joann's, spray painted them copper, and then hot glued my pennies on.  I put all of mine face up and pointing about the same direction because it would make me a little bonkers otherwise.

I had the perfect space for my new project.  An annoying ceiling drop between my kitchen and family room that I think these dress up a bit.


I'm really loving how they look and can't believe that it took me so long to get them done. 


Please ignore the stupid hook below my cool new letters.  I can't get everything perfect all at once.;)
 Now I'm motivated to get that tacky thing out of there.  Problem is that the screw holding it in is about 2 inches long and huge in diameter so patching it is gonna be a pain in the butt.


Ok, back on topic...I now feel like I'm perfectly on trend. Kidding. I'm just following my motto that only the ideas I love go into my home, and my new EAT sign is something I L.O.V.E!  Plus, I made it for about 8 bucks and saved myself having to roll a bunch of pennies.

Have any of you out there tried projects with that loose change you have under the couch cushions?

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Today's Creative Blog 
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Oopsey Daisy 
Blue Cricket Design 
The Shabby Creek Cottage 
The 36th Avenue 
House of Hepworths 
Somewhat Simple 
Teagan's Travels 
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The Shabby Nest 
French Country Cottage 
At the Picket Fence 
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  1. This is such a neat idea. I found you on craft gossip. I will have to use this idea.

    Danielle @ Blissful and Domestic

  2. I really like this idea. Did it make the letter heavy? I hope you will come check out my blog.

  3. Love it - I have been looking at a lot of penny art recently, this would be good with our initials. How did you get the shape? xox

  4. This is such a cool idea! I love how it looks in your kitchen...and I would so have to have them all facing the same way too! *LOL* How do you even have time to craft and blog with 4 boys and work? I am buried with just two little ones and can't seem to find a nano second to finish anything! So amazing!

    If you have a chance I'd love to have you join my linky party with this and other inspiration!

    Happy Friday!
    Michelle@Teagan's Travels

  5. What a cute idea! And in case you want all your pennies shiny, my daughter discovered that a few days in cola will do the trick! ;) That was her science project! Thanks for sharing. Stopping by from Today's Creative.

  6. They turned out great! Good job!

  7. I must be the only one who hasn't seen this penny art before. I love it! Thanks for sharing, and I pinned YOURS!

  8. I love how the pennies look! At first I thought this was sequins. How fun! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

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  10. Gorgeous! I've been thinking of something similar ever since I saw the one at the Crafted Sparrow - love your version!
    I'm hosting a contest until Monday where you can enter your penny projects for a chance to win a Value Village/Savers gift card - pop by if you're interested!

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  12. I'm interested in knowing what you used to hang them. I'm doing this same project for my formal dining room! My e-mail is! Any suggestion and items you used would be helpful!


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