Thursday, September 8, 2011

[so cheap, so easy]: Nickel Letters

Ok. Are you dying right now because of how cute this is? Me, too. Spray painted letters covered in nickels, come on. So. Cute. Now, I do have a few disclaimers. I've thought of using coins in a project before, but I'm not sure about the whole defacement issue. And, my second disclaimer is that I'll stand by my easy label, but I'm not sure of the actual dollar amount on this project...feel free to count the nickels in the picture, and let the rest of us know how many are there! (I know someone will do it.)
image from Justine Smith via Pinterest

21 comments:

  1. There's a statue in Harrisburg, PA, entirely covered in pennies. It looks great, but even with pennies, it probably adds up!

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  2. So if I counted/estimated anywhere close to correct I got 479 nickels. Which I think makes this projects $23.95 before letters and paint. I do love it! This is Meesa

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  3. Oh that's funny. I got $18.50. Either way it's about $20 before letters & paint... :-)

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  4. WHAT TYPE OF MATERIAL DID YOU USE TO ADHERE THE COINS TO? I WOULD LOVE TO MAKE THIS FOR A GIFT FOR CHRISTMAS BUT IM NOT SURE WHAT WOULD BE STURDY ENOUGH TO HANG AS WELL AS HOLD THE COINS.

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  5. @anonymous: any type of wooden letter would work. These can be purchased at most craft stores.

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  6. How did you do this?!!

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  7. I didn't make this; however, I have done a project w pennies using hot glue.

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  8. I also think this could be really cool using small mirror tiles instead of the coins. :)

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  9. It's $23.90 so basically $25 + paint & letters. Pretty cute idea(:

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  10. Where would I buy mirror tiles and about how much are they?

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  11. It's more pricey but you could do this with dimes to add more meaning. "A penny for your thoughts, a nickel for a kiss, a dime if you tell me that you love me." My husband gives me dimes a random momments when we are in public when it maybe inappropriate to verbally say it. It's our little thing. I am so going to make this for our bedroom!

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    1. That is so sweet! I've never heard that before!

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  12. What kind of spray paint did you use?

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    1. I didn't actually make this, but I like Krylon. It shouldn't matter too much, though since it will mostly be covered by nickels.

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  13. So much more expensive guys--this was done with quarters ;)

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  14. Could you advise how to make small ones for a charity fun day held in memory of a 2 yr old little boy who lost his life to Tay Sachs disease in March this year - just 4 days before his baby sister Matilda was born? We are raising money for the wonderful hospice her in South Wales - where little Achie passed away. Would be grateful for any ideas you and others may have.................Bless you all for reading and please know that Ty Hafan Childrens' Hospital is a place of care, love and laughter and 'Family'. xx


    Link to little Archie's photo Album
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=39zSW2JZ_kk


    Link to Archie's FB Page
    https://www.facebook.com/AmazingArchiesFunDay

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  15. I LOVE this project! Will put on my "must try this" list! thanks Jamie!

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