Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Love Your Souvenirs

I'm afraid the most difficult thing about craft-a-day is the associated social media.
(We entertained a local college student for dinner tonight so she didn't have to have iffy cafeteria food.) Anway, enough complaining...on to the craft!

I don't remember where I encountered this project originally, but I thought it would look great in the map room. In fact, that's what it says on my pinterest pin.

I knew I didn't have as many coins as she did, so I bought a small shadowbox frame. I glued them onto the backing. Some of the coins did resist the hot glue (the queen in particular) but I just kept reapplying. You can see coins from Bermuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Poland, Italy, Ireland, Great Britain, Canada, and Hungary. Some of those aren't even in use anymore. In fact, there's a euro in there somewhere.

See you tomorrow!

13 comments:

Kristen said...

Love this!

Beth said...

Great idea! Manly yes, but I like it too! (Sorry, I couldn't resist!)

Brigitte said...

Not bad, not bad. This is looking really great and a gorgeous way to display all the different coins. (And yes, the Euro is the one with the gold ring around the silver center).

Thoeria said...

Oh I like this!! Finally something to do with the odd coins!!

Christine said...

That looks really good. We've got all kinds of old coins lying about, it might be a fun way to display all my pre-decimal pennies

Robin said...

What a great way to get those coins from our travels out of the box in my sock drawer!

Chris said...

This is a great addition to the map room!

Kristin said...

What a fantastic idea! My husband has been doing a lot of international travel for work and we have a lot of currency laying around. I may have to look into doing something like this for him.

Margaret said...

Fantastic idea! Such fun!

Linda said...

What a clever idea Nikki. I love it.

Linda

Maggie said...

I love what you have done, this is such a cool idea!
I have loads of foreign coins just sitting in a jar, and also some German Reich Bank notes which my uncle bought back from WWII. I never knew what to do with them, now I do!

Thank you for sharing

Jennifer said...

Ohhh! I love this one. I have 2 similar ideas pinned that I'd like to do for our family room.

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/237776055296526295/

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/237776055296526293/

C in DC said...

I love this project. We have lots of coins and bills from our travels. This would be fun to do with the girls.