Top 10 Tuesday: 10 Ways to Decorate with Pennies (Literally)

I know many of you (myself included) are always trying to decorate for pennies, but how about decorating WITH pennies? Today I’m sharing 10 creative DIY project all using those pretty copper coins we often toss into a jar without a second thought.

So next time you are out for a walk instead of passing up that penny remember the old saying, “Find a penny pick it up, then all day you’ll have good luck”….AND you might just be able to complete a cool home project when you have enough :)


1. Penny Countertops (Via Domestic Imperfection)

2. Penny Tray (Via Being Brook)

3. Penny Floors (Via Apartment Therapy)

4. Penny Ombre Art (Via Doodle Craft on I Heart Naptime)

5. Penny Bowling Ball For Your Garden ( Via Beth Evans Ramos)

6. Penny Letters (Via The Crafted Sparrow)

7. Penny Accent Wall (Via House and Home)

8. Cover a Sculpture in Pennies (Via Design Sponge)

9. Penny Coffee Table (Via Koot Koot)

10. Penny Jar Candles (Via DIY Showoff)

And as I write this post I’m staring at our coin jar in the office and trying to decide what I can do with them! Have you made anything with pennies lately?


Taryn is the owner/editor of Design, Dining and Diapers, a lifestyle blog that focuses on DIY home decor, design, seasonal crafts, easy recipes and just being a mom! She is all about making things for less by upcycling thrift store finds and using what’s on hand. Taryn lives in the greater Seattle area with her husband, 3 year old daughter and 1 year old son.

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