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« on: March 03, 2004 01:48:24 PM »

I have a rather large number of foreign currency, including bills and coins and I'd love to do something cool with them. I had thought about modgepodging something, but i haven't come up with any really good ideas. Any suggestions?
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« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2004 01:58:50 PM »

what exactly is modge-podge, people have told me i should do this with my cion collection, but i've never heard of it, a push in the right direction would be nice. Also you could drill small holes in the coins and make a curtain thing! i was thinking about doing that, but my mom wouldn't let me! oh well, right now they're in those little cardboard things with the plastic, so you can see them, but i really wanted ot do something with them!
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« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2004 02:11:24 PM »

what exactly is modge-podge, people have told me i should do this with my cion collection, but i've never heard of it, a push in the right direction would be nice. Also you could drill small holes in the coins and make a curtain thing! i was thinking about doing that, but my mom wouldn't let me! oh well, right now they're in those little cardboard things with the plastic, so you can see them, but i really wanted ot do something with them!

Mod Podge is a brand name for a "water-based sealer, glue and finish for all surfaces". It comes in matte or a glossy finish. It's non-toxic and non-flammable, it's the consistency of thick cream, you can apply it with a brush or a sponge. It's basically like white glue, only you can do a lot more with it (like decoupage: just google the term decoupage or google mod podge, if you want more help there), so you get more "bang for your buck". Crafting and "podgy" go together like a fish and water. If you're going to get into crafts? you're bound to run into Mod Podge a lot!! Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2004 02:25:16 PM »

They now make a mod podge with iridecent glitter in it.   In the past I have added glitter to diff products that I have ModPodged, but just lettign oyu know that is another option that it comes in now  =)
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« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2004 02:44:50 PM »

Honestly, you guys down south get everything!!! Tongue We just have plain old vanilla mod podge up here in Canada. (At least in the town where I live!) I'll have to get me some of that next time I'm south of the border!  Wink
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« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2004 03:20:25 PM »

Cover a box for your charge receipts!  LOL   Here we go with the brain storm: glue them onto the edges of a picture frame and put some travel photos in the frame;  Glue onto the bottom edge of a lamp shade; mount them inside a frame and make a cool shape of them (like a circle or triangle);  glue around under computer monitor; "tile" with them on a stepping stone or such; drill a hole in each coin and make a necklace/bracelet....
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« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2004 02:21:49 PM »

I've got some great ideas for reusing coins...I'll try and post the projects later.
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« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2004 10:45:55 PM »

I collect all them coins.... I have a book full of polished foreign pretties.

It might be kina cool to encase some of the coins in clear vinyl, and make like a bag, purse, or wallet out of them.  Or a belt!  Or... o.o

I remember having little vinyl things with stuff sewn inside, I always loved that stuff.

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« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2004 08:02:14 AM »

You can laminate the bills and use them as bookmarks. I bought one from the bookstore and it cost me $3 dollars. Yeah, just laminate and give as gifts.   Grin As for the coins if u label the countries and put it in a nice frame it would make great wall art and would be a great reminder to all the places you have been if u got them on your travels.
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« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2004 12:00:58 PM »

If any of your currency is European and was replaced by the Euro, you may consider trying to use it in a way that preserves its integrity; it may be worth holding on to and giving to future generations when they're grown.  Clearly it has little value now, but in 50+ years, when everyone who remembers spending a Mark or a Franc is retired, it may be much rarer (and perhaps worth something).  All those things on antiques roadshow are there as much from foresight as luck, right? 
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