The Easiest Recycled Penny Monogram A 30 Minute DIY

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Monograms continue to be very popular and trendy, so when I came across this Paper Mache letter W in my craft stash, it made me wonder what I could cover it with.  Flash forward to the next morning and the light bulb moment when I threw the change from my coffee stop in the cup holder – PENNIES! So, I created the Easiest Recycled Penny Monogram project and turned it into this tutorial. What an outstanding way to test the Tombow Adhesives that I LOVE!  I have followed the Penny trend for some time on Pinterest but never knew how to incorporate them into my crafting.  And I have PLENTY of pennies to go around!

I love recycling and upcycling everything and I have bins full of treasure to prove it!  Creating a piece that no one realizes has been made with recycled pieces and parts is my favorite. From recycling bin junk to cherished keepsake. SCORE!

Pennies glued to a monogram letter W and a mechanical hand holding pennies Creatively Beth #recycled #crafts #monogram #pennies

Recycle Pennies on a Monogram for Upscale Home Decor

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Here’s what you will need to create the Easiest Recycled Penny Monogram:

Here’s how to make a Monogram with Recycled Pennies:

STEP ONE

To start the easiest recycled penny monogram, basecoat the paper mache letter with Americana Paint by DecoArt Dazzling Metallics Worn Penny and then let dry.  Apply a second coat, if necessary.

Paint a paper mache monogram letter W with copper metallic paint with a paintbrush Creatively Beth #recycled #crafts #monogram #pennies

STEP TWO

Starting with the sides, apply Tombow MONO Aqua Liquid Glue spacing the pennies evenly as you fill in the shape of the letter.  Let each glued surface dry completely before you move on to the next side.  TIP: This is the point where you can have multiple monograms being glued at the same time.

Glue pennies to the sides of a monogram letter W with Tombow MONO Aqua Liquid Glue Creatively Beth #recycled #crafts #monogram #pennies #penny

STEP THREE

Finish the easiest recycled penny monogram by attaching the pennies to the front, let dry.  My monogram just happens to be the right size to fit all of the pennies without leaving any gaps or overlays – PERFECT!

Attach recycled pennies on a monogram letter W with MONO Aqua Liquid Glue Creatively Beth #recycled #crafts #monogram #pennies

Home Decor with Recycled Pennies a 30 Minute DIY

I hope that you will try out this technique, it was super quick and easy, going together in just about 30 minutes. Now, I have the perfect gift idea for all of those hard to shop for people on my list.

Pennies glued to a monogram letter W and a mechanical hand holding pennies Creatively Beth #recycled #crafts #monogram #pennies

Very clean and upscale, but would fit in a modern, traditional, or farmhouse-style home. I just love the way the Easiest Recycled Penny Monogram turned out.  Now on to the rest of the alphabet!

Pennies glued to a monogram letter W and a mechanical hand holding pennies Creatively Beth #recycled #crafts #monogram #pennies

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