17 Penny Projects

17 Penny Projects
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We all have one somewhere in our home, the infamous loose change pile. Yours might be between the seat cushions, in a jar, or in a ceramic dish, tossed in a junk drawer, in a cup in the laundry room, or in a piggy bank.  My six year old is always rummaging through the bottom of my purse to collect the lost pennies.  That pile of pennies now has a purpose! Those gorgeous little copper coins can be transformed into amazing crafts, decor, furniture and art. Take a look at 17 Penny Projects you can do yourself! You can click on the links above each picture to be taken to the tutorials.

17 Penny Projects - Sand and Sisal

Penny Ball Yard Art via House of Hawthornes

Penny Ball Yard Art

Penny Table via Chumped Change Designs

Penny Table - Chump Changed Designs

DIY Penny Wall via Bella Nest

Penny Wall

Penny Backsplash via HGTV

Penny Backsplash

Penny Floor via Mandolin Mosaics

Penny Floor

Penny Alcove Wall via C,Me,&E

Penny Wall

Penny Countertop via Domestic Imperfection

DIY Penny Countertop

Penny Desk via Epbot

Penny Desk

Penny Tray via Being Brook

DIY Penny Tray

Penny Wall Art via The Crafted Sparrow

DIY Penny Wall Art

 Ombre Penny Art via My Covered Bridge

Ombre Penny Art

Lincoln Penny Silhouette via I Love to Create

Penny Lincoln Silhouette

Penny Necklace via Dollar Store Crafts

Penny necklace

Flattened Penny Necklace via A Girl and a Glue Gun

Penny Necklace

Decal Penny Pendants via Just Something I Made

Decal Penny Pendants

Lucky Us Penny Key Chain via Etsy

Lucky Us Copper Keychain with two lucky pennies

Penny Earrings via Etsy

Handmade Lucky Penny Earrings

Are those all awesome Penny Projects or what?! I think I’ll try my hand at that Penny Garden Ball soon!

Which project would you love to tackle?


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  1. I love decorating with pennies. I did a penny accented dresser a few months ago. Now I may have to add some pennies to my kitchen. I love that eat sign. It’s so cute! Also diggin the earings.

  2. I love the look of copper, so I think they all look fabulous!

    There is concern about the penny being removed from the US Mint’s production, as it costs more copper to make a penny than a penny is worth, so sadly they may become a scarce commodity someday.

    • I think they should stop making pennies out of copper, and raise the value of the
      existing copper pennies. Better to increase copper pennies to 2 cents value than
      to have people melting them down to get the same value from them as scrap metal.

  3. Love these penny projects!

  4. I so want to do one of these projects, they are so great. Hard to decide which one!!! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Cool idea with the counter top and wall art. Fun 🙂

  6. Love them all, it was so nice to see my project in the mix! Thanks for the fun feature! 🙂

  7. Christy@confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer says:

    What a fun share!! This makes me want to go digging for my pennies… Love these!


  8. Thanks so much for featuring my penny ball yard art! I loved seeing all the other things you can do with pennies. That EAT sign is awesome!

    • Patsy Spellman says:

      I’m crazy about these penny projects. I want to use them to make a statement with a mirror in one of my bathrooms that has a penny blank border I bought at a tile store when I built my rustic timber frame hybrid home 2 years ago. Thank you for the inspiration!

  9. I have seen several different methods of gluing the pennies: grout, glue and varnish. What is the best method? I want to do a 1/2 bat and a backsplash behind my stove, so want to be sure the floor is not slick and both can be easily cleaned. I feel without grout the surface will be uneven, right?

    • Hi Maureen,
      I’ve never done a penny project myself so I couldn’t advise you on which method is best to use, but if you click on the links with each picture, they will take you to the original post and many of those people tell what they used for their projects.

  10. Tommy Rodriguez says:

    I love the Pennie ideas! Recently I’ve made a penny lantern, if u would like to check it out just email me and I’ll send the pictures

  11. i followed pinterest here. I was intriqued by the round table. I am going to do this design in my entry on the floor.