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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8 comments:

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

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  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.

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

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

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

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

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

    Alison
    Nancherrow

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