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« on: January 09, 2010 11:14:32 AM »

The family went to Disney 5 yrs ago and the kids got a big kick out of the "Pressed Penny" machine. So I ended up with a ton (ok 15 not a ton) of these and really no use for them. So they sat forgotten in a small box with my Miscellaneous(why did I buy this for again?) craft stuff. Cleaning shop last week and came across them again and then it popped in my head. Bracelet! So I ordered some copper jump rings and a bracelet from Etsy(favorite place to shop) and went to work. Sat on the floor with a hammer, block of wood, and a nail to punch the holes. Easy peasy!

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« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2010 11:27:33 AM »

How awesome!

I just had about the same idea two weeks ago when I took the tween group I lead to great wolf lodge. I was getting some pressed pennies for my two young brothers when the idea hit. I NEEDED new charms for my charm bracelet! Cheesy I dug out more change and got myself the 3 different designs they had, alas no time to work on them yet.
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« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2010 11:34:55 AM »

I love it!  I have a whole book of these---I've been collecting them for about 10 years now.  I even recognize some on your bracelet!
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« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2010 12:29:24 PM »

That's such a great idea! Now I just wish it was warm enough here to go to the zoo and get all of their pressed pennies!
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« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2010 01:26:15 PM »

lovely idea :-)
i always wondered what one could do with these things
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« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2010 02:01:35 PM »

This rocks! I have a bunch in a box too & wondered what the purpose would be for them in the future. You did a great job...I'd totally wear that out everywhere!  Wink
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« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2010 02:10:51 PM »

Awesomeness! Now I know what I can do with my collection of pressed coins. I think I even have a pressed quarter somewhere.
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« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2010 02:47:52 PM »

The funny thing is now I want more!
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« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2010 03:47:03 PM »

That's a great idea! I collect pressed pennies. Anytime I see a machine, I just have to get one. I just took a cross country road trip and they actually had a pressed quarter machine in Oklahoma. I was so excited. I might just have to try this!
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« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2010 05:55:40 PM »

How dare you hurt a pressed penny by punching a hole in it! You're supposed to put them in the squished penny passport!!! Hahaha... sorry, I just started collecting pressed pennies and I totally have a passport to hold them. I think I have 20 now? They're the cheapest and smallest souvenier you can get! What a smart idea. I'm going to have to do this with the extras I have.
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