Lucky Penny Letters

This Lucky Penny decor looks like a million bucks for St. Patrick’s Day!

How to:

You’ll need to purchase letters to spell out “LUCKY.” You can find letters like this in craft stores, in paper mache or wood.

Begin by painting the letters copper. Acrylic paint with a foam brush is the fastest. Cover your work area with newspaper or wrapping paper. If your letters are paper mache or unfinished wood, one coat should do fine. If you purchased the pre-painted white letters, you’ll need to do two coats.

Once your letters are dry, you can begin to add the pennies. I used about $3 worth. If your style is more modern, you can request a roll of new pennies at the bank, and they will be bright and uniform. I prefer the eclectic look and the varying shades of older pennies.

Use a hot glue gun to attach the pennies. I chose to glue all of my pennies heads up. Try to space them so you don’t have any large gaps. Alternating pennies with different patinas will give the piece added dimension.

Once your letters are covered, you have the option of coating them in a layer of glossy Mod Podge. This will make even the oldest pennies shine.

Prop your lucky penny letters on your mantle for an eye-catching display.

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10 thoughts on “Lucky Penny Letters

  1. Debi says

    I am SO excited to try this! I love the combination of the penny craft with the word ‘LUCKY’. Great idea!

  2. neddie58 says

    love it

  3. john says

    flippin sweet! How much is mod podge? and will you be using it in future videos?

    • says

      Mod Podge costs about $3 for a bottle that size. You can buy it at craft stores or at Wal-Mart. And I’ve used it in MANY projects. Just search for “Mod Podge” and you’ll find a bunch :)

  4. iluveyeshadows says

    I absolutely love this!!!

  5. beautymama99 says

    They are so cute !!!

  6. littleredwagonstudio says

    cute project….thanks.. I made your plastic spoon flower and posted a video…check it out =] Stephie =]

  7. Anonymous says

    awesome !

  8. Holly says

    Such a great idea!! Holly :)

  9. Barbara says

    This is so cute! Love the copper look, especially using pennies on top. You’re very creative! Pinning this for sure………….

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