Mom Glued Pennies To Her Daughter’s Shoes… Now I’m Trying It Too!

There’s an old saying that goes, “Find a penny, pick it up, all day long you’ll have good luck!” And while the penny might be the symbol of good fortune that we all love to find, it turns out it’s got some other interesting uses as well — and all of them have to do with creating masterful DIY projects around your home.

From floor upgrades to table finishes to makeshift tap shoes, there are a million and one uses for the coin that everyone seems to have but never takes to the store and spends. Now, you don’t have to feel so guilty about all those pennies you’ve stockpiled in a jar — you can actually put them to good use. We’ve chosen 20 of the best DIY penny projects below, so gather up your loose cents and start planning. A penny might be worth next to nothing, but what you can create with them are priceless.


As it turns out, there are plenty of practical purposes for our smallest coin.

Who knew that something technically worth so little could be so valuable around the house?