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See a Penny, Pick It Up... And Make One Of These 19 Epic Crafts

If you're one to toss your pennies in the change plate at your local coffee shop or overlook a one-center on the ground, you should take a gander at these cool projects. All of them take just a few pennies to make... with epic end results.
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style=Pennies are pretty much useless currency in this day and age. What can they really buy you? But maybe we're looking at it all wrong...instead of what they can buy you, how about what can they make you?

If you're one to toss your pennies in the change plate at your local coffee shop or overlook a one-center on the ground, you should take a gander at these cool projects. All of them take just a few pennies to make...with epic end results.

1. For a simple craft, try this stamped penny pendant.
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Etsy / KathrynRiechert
You can also buy it here.

2. If you have a bunch of different colors, try this framed penny art.
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I Heart Naptime

3. Make an intricate, modern necklace.
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Sandrisuperstar

4. Or if you want to get rid of the faces, try this style.
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A Girl and a Glue Gun
She flattened these on a railroad track.

5. If you want to add pennies to your wardrobe, make them into buttons!
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Epbot
Here's how to do it.

6. And if you hate the look of copper, just paint 'em white!
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Kreyv
This is actually made from an oatmeal container!

7. Frame a mirror or photo with your precious cents.
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Honey Sweet Home

9. We don't recommend it, but you could put these penny napkin rings on that table.
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Kosher on a Budget

10. Or this penny tray!
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Being Brook
Make one for yourself!

12. But you can also just make a coffee table out of them.
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Koot Hoot

13. If you just want a small home decor addition, go for this vase.
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Woohome.

14. Anything can be art...even pennies!
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Design Sponge / Rachel Denny

15. Make your money into wall art with these block letters.
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The Crafted Sparrow

16. Take them outdoors for a birdhouse build.
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17. Go bold with your loose change and make a wall of it.
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Bella Nest

18. Or, you can just do an accent area.
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The Sustainability Adventure

19. If you're super ambitious, take it to the floor!
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Design Trawler

I'm officially going to become a penny hoarder just so I can try all of these out...or would that be overkill?

I guess I can change the leftovers in for dollars, too.

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