PENNY LETTER TUTORIAL
Only two steps are required to create these easy penny letters. Paint and glue baby.
Since this was going in our kitchen I originally wanted to penny up the word Cucina or Brunch or something to that effect but then I realized that we had letters leftover from our sun Ethan's old nursery. Here is to upcycling and to free! There were two options that I could make from these letters: TEA or EAT (and given that we don't actually drink any tea but absolutely do plenty of eating, I think you know what I ended up going with. Although to be honest, if this word were to represent us it would really say CHOCOLATE or ICE CREAM instead).
The first step was to repaint the letters a copper color so that the edges and base color would match the pennies that would be laid down on top. The color I used was a DecoArt Dazzling Metallic paint called Worn Pennywhich you can find at any Michaels.
This was after three coats. In retrospect, I think spray painting spray painting the letters would have been much faster.
Then, once the paint was dry, it was time to add the pennies. Glue, glue, and glue away. I ended up scattering three layers of pennies to ensure all the bare spots were covered and to give it a bit of texture. Highly recommend using E6000glue as it worked really well.
And here is the finished result!