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8 Penny Projects: The ultimate in budget crafting

By craftyamy |

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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Crafts Made From Pennies

DIY Tray

All you need is a painted tray, pennies and some resin to make a pretty home decor item.
Find the tutorial at Being Brook

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Amy Anderson is a crafty, DIY kind of girl who lives in Atlanta with her pug. She writes for Babble Home, and her work has appeared on Design Sponge as well as in Woman's Day and The Huffington Post. Read bio and latest posts → Read craftyamy's latest posts →

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3 thoughts on “8 Penny Projects: The ultimate in budget crafting

  1. Annie says:

    I always thought it was illegal to deface money, even pennies! I know no one REALLY cares, but still!

  2. Janet says:

    Found this on eHow when searching for “deface coins” in answer to @Annie…

    Coins – Federal Regulations
    The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) contains an obscure set of rules regarding nickels and pennies. Code 31 CFR 82.1 states, “Except as specifically authorized by the Secretary of the Treasury (or designee) or as otherwise provided in this part, no person shall export, melt, or treat: (a) Any 5-cent coin of the United States; or (b) Any 1-cent coin of the United States.” However, the next section, 31 CFR 82.2, specifically allows that the “prohibition contained in §82.1 against the treatment of 5-cent coins and 1-cent coins shall not apply to the treatment of these coins for educational, amusement, novelty, jewelry, and similar purposes as long as … the treatment makes it clear that such treatment is not intended as a means by which to profit solely from the value of the metal content of the coins.” Read together, the defacement of coins for artistic and entertainment is not illegal as long as the intent is clear and the consumer is not misled.

    Read more: Facts About Defacing Money | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/info_7849191_defacing-money.html#ixzz1xsO1I11N

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