Patina Pennies on Letters

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I had some letters I was going to hang up in our home but they needed a little something. I love pennies so I decided to try making patina pennies and adhering them to my letters to give it what I felt was missing.

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Wash Your Pennies -

Wash your pennies with Dawn and baking soda to clean off the oils and dirt on them.

Drain, Rinse, & Dry -

Drain the soapy baking soda water, rinse the pennies off, and let them dry.

1:1 Ratio of Vinegar and Salt

Mix together equal parts of vinegar and salt so that it coats all of the pennies. Let the pennies soak for 30 minutes.

Drain out the mixture but don't rinse.

Place the pennies on a baking sheet and let them dry completely. You can add more salt over them as they're drying if you wish. Pennies will patina at different rates and colors.

Once they're dry they are ready to use.

I had these plain letters that I wanted to spruce up.

I placed my pennies onto the letters.

I hot glued the pennies into place.

Then you can hang them up in your home.

There are so many possible places to use these fun letters.

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3 questions
  • Debbie
    on May 27, 2019

    Have you ever heard of pennies as a backsplash?

    • Dfm
      on Jul 3, 2019

      my mom did crafts at church events for years, you have to be careful about home many pennies you use, as you are taking them out of circulation. I suggest checking with a local bank as they are more up on regulations.

  • Gwen
    on May 31, 2019

    What can I do to get of house old smell

    • Debbie Goddard
      on Jun 12, 2019

      Well Iam not sure how to get to follow your website can you please explain that to me. Wow you do beautiful projects I really in joyed everything I watch I look forward to many more of your craft shows . And I really want to try to make them. So new at all of this and would love to learn. Thank you so much for sharing your Awesome talent you have truly been blessed.

  • Lori
    on Jul 17, 2019

    How did you make the & part?

    • Chas' Crazy Creations
      on Jul 17, 2019

      I bought that one as is in the dollar section at Target. You could easily buy and "&" at a craft store, coat it in mod podge and then sprinkle it with sequins.

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