DIY Under $5 {Lucky Penny}

Find a penny pick it up, rest the day you’ll have good luck. What luck to find such a cute idea in Law Student Craft’s Etsy shop! I was inspired by her simple, happy design, but decided to take it a step further and make it a wearable reminder of how each of us is lucky in our own way.

This was a super fast and easy project. I used my 1/4 inch stamp set (got mine at Harbor Freight for like $10) and stamped in the letters using a hammer.

I got the rest of the supplies (keychain, jump rings, silver ring base) at Hobby Lobby for $5.

Lucky Penny Keychain:

1. Punch a hole in the top of the penny with the pointed stamping tool or a nail or screw.

2. Attach the penny to the keychain with a jump ring.

Totally complicated right. 😉

Lucky Penny Ring:

1. Glue the penny to the ring base (one of those ones with the big circle on it for stability) using glue meant for metal.

I know, really difficult tutorial.

You can use old or new pennies depending on the coloring you like. I love the idea of using a penny from the recipients birth year.

On the new penny I rubbed a little Martha Stewart Satin Chestnut Brown paint in to the letters to make them stand out more.

I think I may make these for my church youth group as well. We gave them charm bracelets that we give them charms for every now and again and I think these would be perfect!

Now it’s time to link up your $5 projects!

Please remember:

  • Only link to your own projects that cost you $5 or less (price does not have to include items you had on hand)
  • You can link past projects that fit the dollar limit, but please only link each project one time to one DIY Under $5 party. Do not link the same project week after week.
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  • Please link back so others can join the party and so you have the opportunity to be featured on Saturday!

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  1. says

    That is such a cute idea! I love the ring too. My niece would love that and her birthday is next month. THanks for the cute ideas and for hosting.

  2. says

    The keychain is really cute! I was thinking of doing one for my hubby with either our anniversary year or maybe 4 pennies one from each of our kid’s birth years. But you know men and bulky key chains. I think the 4 pennies might be too much! :) Besides, it’s nice to have something just for the two of us sometimes, huh? Yup, made up my mind. Now to find a 1998 penny…


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