Let’s ponder the penny for a moment: round, copper colored, and essentially the perfect craft supply. Have you ever made anything with pennies? I have not, but lately I’ve seen some great projects that have inspired me to start crafting with them. For instance, this waterfall penny necklace found by Dollar Store Crafts on this Craftster thread is so cool! Pennies are great for jewelry, but there are other things you can make as well. Click through the jump to see all of the ideas!
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DIY Tray 1 of 7All you need is a painted tray, pennies and some resin to make a pretty home decor item.
Find the tutorial at Being Brook
Kitchen Letters 2 of 7Add pennies to paper mache letters for interesting wall decor.
Learn how to do it at The Crafted Sparrow
Pin Fashion 3 of 7A penny adds the finishing touch on an upscale brooch.
Get the instructions at Martha Stewart
Penny Bar 4 of 7This small table takes commitment to gluing and bending pennies, but once you are done you can add resin and it's such a beautiful addition to your home.
Get the step-by-step at Epbot
Ombre Art 5 of 7The natural aging of pennies comes in handy for this unique ombre wall art.
Get the tutorial at My Covered Bridge
Cuff Bracelet 6 of 7You'll need to flatten your penny, but then you can use it and basic crafting materials to make a cool cuff.
Learn how to do it at Epbot
Floral Pendant 7 of 7Use paper decals and embossing powder to create an awesome decal on the front of a penny.
Find the step-by-step at Just Something I Made