Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Penny Letters

Okay, I already blogged about Pinterest - you can count me in as one of the many who are obsessed.  If I have some free time surfing the web, invariably most of that time will be spent on Pinterest gathering inspiration on what to cook or things to craft.  Of course, I have yet to actually make anything...but research should count for something right?

So when I heard about the Pinterest Challenge a few days ago I finally got motivated enough to try my hand at one of the bajillion things I pinned.  Like this one:

Here is my rendition:

I was originally going to penny up our last name or say Cucina or something to that effect but then I realized I already had letters lefter over from Ethan's nursery and therefore wouldn't have to buy any.  Since I wanted to hang the letters in our kitchen I had two options for what to say: EAT or TEA (and given that we don't actually drink any tea but do plenty of eating I think you know what I ended up going with, although to be totally honest if this word were to represent us it would really say CHOCOLATE or ICE CREAM instead).

Repainted the letters a copper color:

This was after three coats.  In retrospect I think spray painting would have been much faster.

Glue, glue, glue away.  I ended up scattering three layers of pennies to cover all the bare spots.  The E6000 glue worked really well.


And here is the finished results!


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  1. I love your penny art, it's on my to-do list too!! Looks awesome :)

  2. I love how this turned out. Penny art is adorable :)

  3. Cool and cheap! Great job, and thanks for linking up with the Winter Pinterest Challenge!

    Erin @ The Great Indoors