My son got a piggy bank for his birthday last month and ever since then our world has been ALL about finding pennies. Someone recently told him about lucky pennies and now I can’t get him to look up from the sidewalk when we walk. I wasn’t sure if I should tell him about Lucky Penny Day tomorrow, but then I realized that I could probably make it a cake day. And who doesn’t want a cake day?
I couldn’t find the source for the mysterious origins of Lucky Penny Day so I am wondering if a rogue leprechaun managed to delete some wikipedia entries. I do know that we could all use a little luck these days. Unless you are the family in Florida who just won the Powerball, you guys are doing just fine.
How To Celebrate Lucky Penny Day
Lucky Penny Day 1 of 9
One of the coolest and easiest ways to celebrate Lucky Penny day is to be the one hiding the pennies. I do this whenever I get a really shiny penny in my change at my local coffee shop. After I have put cream and sugar in my coffee I put the shiny penny on the counter where I know someone will see it. Several times I have heard someone exclaim, "A lucky penny!"
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Penny Bowling Ball 2 of 9
I love the idea behind this DIY craft from Beth Evans-Ramos. She used pennies and a bowling ball she found at a thrift store to make a really groovy and unique garden orb.
Image Credit: Beth Evans-Ramos
Penny Loafers 3 of 9
These vibrant and happy looking loafers are just SCREAMING for your lucky penny!! They are for sale at Ruby Chic Boutique.
Image Credit: Ruby Chic
Lucky Penny Cookies 4 of 9
Truthfully I have never heard about lucky penny cookies, but any holidays where there are dedicated cookies has to be pretty awesome. I found a recipe for these at Spoonful.
Image Credit: Spoonful
President Obama in Pennies 5 of 9
Well the obvious joke about an artist crafting a mural of President Obama out of oxidized pennies would probably include something about change...but I just can't get over how beautiful this is. The Art of E has several portraits in currency.
Image Credit: Art of E
Lucky Penny Locket 6 of 9
This is something worth saving your pennies for. Stacey Lee Webber is a Philadelphia artist that has made this penny locket entirely out of pennies. The idea is that you keep your lucky penny inside it. It's such a work of art!
Image Credit: Stacey Lee Webber
Penny Floor 7 of 9
The next time I am in NYC I must check out the floor of the Standard Grill. Oh yes. It is a floor made of pennies.
Image Credit: Apartment Therapy
Penny Fashion 8 of 9
The Art Institute of Portland recently had a show called Fit 2 Print and it featured many off beat dresses. This dress made entirely out of pennies was one of the most talked about.
Image Credit: David Lim
Painted Penny 9 of 9
Penny art is something that I am not all that familiar with but wow can you find some amazing stuff! This bluebird on a penny was something I thought was pretty cool. Artist Lauren Slocum says that takes requests!
Image Credit: Lauren Slocum