Wednesday, February 19, 2014

St. Patrick's Day Lucky Penny

To celebrate St. Patrick's Day this year, I wanted my little gal & I to do something different for her friends! I was so excited when I stumbled across an adorable 'Lucky Penny' printable from Pumpkin Petunia. In just a few minutes, you can create these cute goodies & spread some cheer!

First you'll need to gather your pennies! We busted into our piggy bank & gathered up as many coins as we could. Upon inspection we realized pennies are d-i-r-t-y. Gross! We wanted shiny coins for our project, so we soaked our pennies in ketchup for 5-10 minutes.

After a quick rinse with water, they are brought back to their shiny golden luster. Crazy ~ but it does work!

Next we printed up some of the 'Lucky Penny' printables available HERE. We added a touch of glitter to the shamrocks for some sparkle & attached each coin with a dab of hot glue.

I also hand-stamped a few pennies to send to family!
Everyone can always use an extra little bit of luck right?

For each petal on the shamrock
This brings a wish your way -
Good health, good luck, and happiness
For today and every day.
~Author Unknown

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  1. That is super cute, thanks for the ketchup tip. Found you via Tip Junkie.

  2. We'd have to use old coins in the UK as you aren't allowed to deface coins that have the queen on them. I don't know what they would do if you did. Thanks for sharing tge make and the tip about ketchup. I've heard coke can do it as well.

  3. Brandy, you are on the ball by being so early for St P.! Great idea!

  4. Ketchup?? Well, I never! They turned out great though, nice and clean. What a cute idea and a thoughtful gift!

  5. This is such sweet idea! Thank you for joining the fun and sharing your sweet blog at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop ♥

  6. How fun and cute!! Who knew about ketchup! Thanks for sharing at The Weekend Retreat, Hope to see you back on Thursday.

  7. Such a fun idea! Would love for you to share at Fridays Unfolded this week!


  8. I love the ketchup tip!
    Your Tip Me Tuesday link is incredible this week! In fact, my readers would love to bookmark it in their craft rooms. Did you know that if you upload this blog post into your Tip Junkie craft room using at least 2 images, 2 steps, and blog post URL then Tip Junkie readers can favorite it which instantly bookmarks it so they can find it later? {Whoohoo!} ~ Laurie {a.k.a. the Tip Junkie}