DIY Penny Countertop Tutorial. You could use this tutorial for bottle caps, coins, etc… on damaged tables tops using epoxy. What is good about this tutorial is that all the project mistakes are listed to, saving you from making the same ones. Tutorial from Domestic Imperfection here.
EDIT: I got a phone call from my mom asking if it was legal to do this. Lots and lots of info on the internet says both yes and no. See From Ehow here:Paper currency is legally defined as a “national bank obligation,” and as such, defacement is regulated by statute 18 USC 333, which states, “[w]hoever mutilates, cuts, defaces, disfigures, or perforates, or unites or cements together, or does any other thing to any bank bill, draft, note, or other evidence of debt issued by any national banking association, or Federal Reserve bank, or the Federal Reserve System, with intent to render such bank bill, draft, note, or other evidence of debt unfit to be reissued, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than six months, or both.” The key here is “unfit to be reissued.” Drawing a moustache on George Washington does not render it unfit to be reissued; it is still easily identifiable as a dollar bill.
You could do a different shape than a tooth and use glittery money for more things than the Tooth Fairy!
DIY Silver Quarter into a Ring. This does require a power drill/dremel if you don’t want to spend hours hand drilling it (although people have). I may never do this, but it is so cool knowing it’s out there and people have done these for wedding bands :) Tutorial from A Law Student’s Journey here.
DIY Penny Floor, Table etc… I remember seeing these Penny tutorials and thinking how time consuming it would be to hand lay each penny. Well not anymore! Reno201 placed them on a mosaic tile backing (I didn’t know you could even buy this could make mosaic work so much easier) and then grouted them with laticrete epoxy. So much easier than resin, although a different look. Tutorial over at Reno210 here.
DIY Shadowbox Banks. I posted one that you could buy for $30 here. But for a tutorial go to Come Together Kids here. I still think this is a good idea if you can’t afford to give someone the expensive sneakers they’ve been asking for, you might be able to start them off. Michaels sells shadowboxes in 3 packs. I got mine for 3/$9.
truebluemeandyou: Dream Box. Like this idea so much reblogging it. Put a few bucks in to get a friends’ dream started as a great gift.
DIY Easy to Make Inspiration Dream Box. Take a shadow box (I just got 3 for $9 at Michaels) and adhere your photo to the backboard. Then make a small slot on the back (or if you are really handy, drill through the top trying not to split the wood) for the money to go through. This one pictured is from Uncommon Goods for $25 here. *Note: when I first saw it I thought, “This Dream Bank for $25 must have plexiglass for safety reasons.” But, no, it doesn’t, so if I do this, I’m going to find a way to make sure it stays where it is put.
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