It’s the MOST wonderful tiiiime of the yeeearrrrr!!

Finally, it’s OK to talk about Christmas! I’ve had the music going for a few weeks now, but I did hold off on bringing out any decor until Thanksgiving was over. But once we got home on Saturday, all bets were off. I went Christmas craft crazy and got quite a few projects done, and I can’t wait to show them all to you!

I’ve been dreaming up Christmas vignettes for weeks, and I knew I wanted to get some letters to spell out the word ‘snow.’ So when I was at JoAnn’s on Black Friday with my sister-in-laws and saw that all of their wooden letters were $1 off, I took it as a sign from Santa that it was time to make this project happen!

I knew I wanted them to be a little blingy, but I didn’t want to just use glitter so when I saw this image on Pinterest, my wheels, they were a-turnin’.

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I originally thought about using dimes or nickels, but quickly ix-nayed that since it would make the project 5-10x more expensive than using pennies. Go ahead, call me a cheapskate :)

The only problem I was having was that the pennies didn’t give me nice even coverage of my letters, like you see in the picture above. There was still a lot of white showing. So I ran out and got a bottle of bronze acrylic paint, which really helped to disguise it against the coins.

And then it was as simple as gluing on my pennies. I didn’t try to pick out ones that were all shiny or all tarnished, I wanted a nice mixture of both. And in the same vein, I didn’t put them all ‘heads up’ or ‘tails up’…I just grabbed them randomly to try and keep things varied.

I LOVE the way they turned out, it was exactly what I was wanting!

Have you guys done any Christmas crafting recently? I’d love to see!

 

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28 Responses to Penny For Your Thoughts

  1. Dad says:

    Very crafty!!

  2. Britt says:

    LOVE IT! Very creative my friend :)

  3. Absolutely Stunning!! I loooove this!

  4. Whitney says:

    So cute! I love that the letters are all in different fonts :)

  5. Lyndon Finney says:

    very nice!! Merry Christmas!!

  6. Michaela says:

    This is awesome! I love the metallic shine to it (: Thanks for linking up to our Christmas Cheer link party, Dacia (:

  7. Ooh! You could even glitter-spray paint those pennies. I’m with ya, sister. The silver coinage is too $$ for a craft.

    This is very cool. Sharing at my holiday pinterest folder…

    :)

    Make my grinch heart grow bigger and share this at my Holiday Link. Happy Crafting!

  8. I love the pennies! It looks so much better with bronze than with the silver dimes or nickels. I never would of thought of something like this, but it’s great!

  9. Wow! You are a Christmas crafting genius! So glad I found your project via Centsational Girl.

    Please stop by for a visit to my blog. I am currently in the midst of a Gifts to Make series.

    Be Merry and Bright!

  10. julia says:

    I saw this on Bower Power. Love the idea, thanks for sharing!

  11. Jen says:

    You have such a gorgeous blog! And, I am seriously crushing on your coin letters, how clever! I’d be thrilled if you came and shared this at the Head to Head Showdown, going on right now at http://www.icantstopcrafting.blogspot.com

  12. That looks awesome.

    My favorite thing about this post is that your dad is the #1 comment :)

  13. Kat says:

    Wow. Very impressive. It kinda reminds me of those old blinking movie theater signs, know what I mean? Love that you came up with it on your own too–super cool.

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  15. Suzanne says:

    Your penny snow is just lovely! Very cute!

  16. Sarah Jane says:

    Where’d you get the tree next to it? I love it’s simplicity!

    • Dacia says:

      Hobby Lobby! Yeah, I was drawn to it for that reason, too..I love that it’s like a glam version of a Charlie Brown tree! I believe it was like $8 or $9.

  17. vcei says:

    Great idea, can’t wait to try it !!!!!!!

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  19. Merissa says:

    Did your pennies stay glued to the letters? I did a large M and am going to use it as a fall wreath however I can’t keep my pennies on…was looking for advice. I thought maybe finishing it with something on top of pennies…Thoughts?

  20. Samaa says:

    So pretty! Love the shimmer of the coins :) And great idea to paint the background – I had the same problem of the coins not covering the surface when I wanted to do something similar.
    Not sure if you’d be interested but I’m hosting a contest until Monday where you can submit your penny projects for a chance to win a giftcard to Value Village/Savers – pop by my blog if you want to enter!

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