Thursday, April 12, 2012

[so cheap, so easy]: Penny Vase

Two hundred fifty two pennies, an empty oatmeal container, hot glue, and a can of spray paint...that's it! I actually had all of the materials, so this was pretty much free, which makes this my all time cheapest project. It was super easy, just make sure you line your pennies up right up next to the seal of the container. I did have a tiny gap in the back, but I decided I would rather have a gap than worry about spacing out the pennies. I actually love it, and it took me less time than the episode of 16 and Pregnant 60 Minutes I was watching. 



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43 comments:

  1. This is such a clever idea.

    Mrs. Delightful
    www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  2. I love the texture the pennies give! I would love if you would share this at the Lovely Things Thursday Linky Party!

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  3. Oh I love this! Pinning right now! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

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  4. How cute is that! I may have to duplicate and make it my sons penny jar! Love...

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  5. I'm in love with this! It's official. I am pinning AND featuring later today. And, then probably copy-catting it soon :)

    ~Emily @52mantels.com

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  6. Saw you over on 52Mantels. This is very cool looking, and what a great way to use all those pennies that always seem to be left over!

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  7. cute cute cute! Except it wasn't free ;O) It was $2.52 ... the total of the pennies

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  8. I wish I was able to see stuff like that before it's created. I have no vision! Popped in from SITS.

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  9. I love this! I'm so going to start scrounging around the house for pennies.

    Happy SITS Day!

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  10. Great idea! It looks so classy and modern!

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  11. I love it! And I have pennies. Can't wait to try it :)

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  12. What a great idea. It's beautiful.

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  13. Wow! I can't believe how great that looks. I think you just gave me a summer project!

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  14. Very cute, and love the cheapiness. :-)

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  15. Neat! visiting from SITS. How did work around with the hot glue to make sure they stuck and didn't slide off? I'm craftily-challenged for sure.

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    1. Hi Katy! The pennies are light enough that they didn't slide at all. I used a hot glue gun as opposed to an all temperature, so they definitely stayed in place. Thanks for visiting!

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  16. Very clever! And looks great, too!

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  17. Super cute! Love the texture! Happy SITS Day.

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  18. Are you kidding me??!! Brilliant and beauty full! Seriously, what a wonderful idea. One of which I am going to steal. I hope you do not mind!!! Oh, and Happy SITS day, I just came over to visit you, and now you are on my favorites list!

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  19. Fabulous!!! And how easy. Love. Great summer project to keep the kids busy...gathering pennies! Woohoo! Thanks for sharing. Stopping in from SITS. Love your blog. Cheers!

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  20. How adorable! I LOVE it! Thank you! Happy SITS Day!

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  21. Too fun! And it's not until you get close that you realize they are pennies! :)

    Visiting from SITS :)

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  22. Very modern looking! Great idea!

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  23. What a great looking vase. I wish I had your talent and creative ideas.
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  24. I love your vase!! I saw a honeycomb vase that I've been trying to figure out how to copy. Your project gives me a better idea. You did an awesome job!

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  25. That looks gorgeous! What a fabulous idea (especially to add the spray paint)... I LOVE it! : )

    -Mel the Crafty Scientist

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  26. Such a great project!! I love it and the texture the pennies add! Thanks for sharing it!

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  27. This is awesome, any other ideas for the vase part? I don't think canada has those tins of oatmeal....

    thanks:)!!!!

    Gonna make this as a house warming gift with flowers in it...so sweet

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    1. Thanks! Perhaps you could use a coffee can or a Pepperidge Farm Pirouette container. They're not exactly the same size, but they would work. I'll let you know if I can think of anything else.

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    2. Unfortunately, it's not waterproof! I would suggest putting a smaller vase inside if you wanted to put water in it.

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  28. LOVE this idea! The pennies create such a cool texture but they look amazing sprayed out in white! Not sure if you'd be interested but I'm actually hosting a contest at the moment where you can enter your penny project to win a Value Village/Savers giftcard!

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  29. such a great idea!! I love how easy it is too :)

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  30. Love this! Will be making this soon!
    Thanks for the tutorial! :)
    Cheers!
    Liz
    www.gimmesomestyleblog.com

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  31. I think it's a great idea, but I would not do it to the pennies. I would do it with play fake money,glue it on the item and then spray paint it.

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  32. Fantastic idea, Jamie! I'd love to feature this in my big spray-paint round up next Friday on my blog, Suburble.

    Let me know what you think!

    Tara
    suburble.com
    suburbleblog (at) gmail (dot) com

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  33. Thanks for visiting my blog! I love how you crossed out 16 and pregnant..oh reality tv...how I love to hate you...or ...I hate that I love you??!

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