I've been doing this since I was a kid, which means I have TONS of pennies! Jason and I broke down and bought a penny passport to store all of our pennies at one point. But at one point we had so many we had to triple up on slots. And I wanted to do something different with them. So I emptied out the passport, and did some thinking...
After a minute or two of thinking, and a trip around Pintrest I still hadn't gotten a great idea. Then-- while I was grabbing some water to quench my thirst, I had it. My fridge is full of plain, round magnets that I bought in college when I wanted to create my own magnets and never got around to do it. But, now I could do it using my pennies.
I grabbed my stack of magnets, sifted through the pennies to find the ones I wanted to used, and my glue gun to put everything together. Then you guessed it: add some glue to the magnet and press the penny on top of the glue. I made about 15 magnets and I think they look pretty good on my fridge:
Cool huh? I still have a pile of pennies I need to do something with. Maybe I'll try this:
I'll have to learn how to punch holes into metal if I choose this option. We'll see.
Do you collect anything when you travel? How do you display your collectibles at home?