You can save those old coins for a rainy day, or use just a few of them to make some of these amazing ideas. OK, so some of them need a lot, but they are well worth the effort of popping down the local bank and getting a big bag of them. So join me as I look at ways to turn coins into something amazing…
10 – Mirror – realhappyspace.com/penny-starburst-mirror
Following a simple Starburst style, you can make even the smallest of mirrors look amazing.
9 – Picture – uk.pinterest.com/theworldstop10
Simply frame some old or foreign coins and you end up with a great piece of art for the wall!
8 – Vase – uk.pinterest.com/theworldstop10
This works great even if the vase under them is made from nothing more than plastic!
7 – Counter Top – www.theartofupcycling.com/2013/11/upcycling-ideas-for-old-coins.html
This is one of those ideas that requires loads of coins and even more in craft skills needed to pull it off.
6 – Fireplace – www.coincommunity.com/forum/topic.asp
Apparently every, single coin on this fireplace is the same way up and facing the same side! Now that is what I call dedication.
5 – Fruit Bowl – www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WELDED-FRUIT-BOWL-MADE-FROM-2P-COINS-AMAZING-PIECE-OF-ART-/201319738761
You can even make fruit bowls from old coins, but some welding is required. That or very strong glue.
4 – Dress – www.inspirationgreen.com/art-made-with-coins.html
If you save enough coins you could be wearing this out at dinner parties! It looks amazing but just imagine how heavy it is!
3 – Drinks Coasters – seriouslyimthrifty.wordpress.com/2013/03/15/counting-pennies
Simple to make and a great talking point. Or just use them on the coffee table to prevent those terrible ring marks!
2 – Kitchen Back Splash – www.youtube.com/watch?v=muryXFb5014
Easy to clean and it looks phenomenal. But one of those ideas that will need a lot of coins to pull it off.
1 – Jewellery – www.hoardersworld.co.uk/roman-coin-necklace-and-earrings-set-gold-plated-gift-boxed-194-p.asp
From earrings to necklace pendants. Cufflinks and bracelets there is no end to the jewellery you can make with a few nice looking coins. Great to sell at craft fairs and even better to look at.