Some people doing online sales don’t bother with LuLaRoe or Dani dresses; instead, they create (or resell, or upmarket) stunning items made out of pennies. As in, literally made out of pennies.
They sell these items on Etsy, eBay, and other online sales platforms. If you need a gift for the coin enthusiast in your life, or if you want a piece of art made with unique materials, coin art and items made out of coins could be just what you’re looking for to get that special someone.
Unique Gifts Made Out of Coins
You don’t need an art degree to buy or appreciate these works, and many of them are quite reasonably priced. Consider this box made out of pennies, found on Pinterest and originally presented for sale on Etsy.com for just under $50:
Pricier, But Memorable Gifts Made Out Of Pennies
Some coin-based work is more about functionality and less about “art”. And a sizable portion of goods modified and upcycled like this are found at reasonable prices on Etsy and elsewhere; this penny-adorned table sells online for just below $200 and would make a great addition to the right study or home office:
And here is another option–fashion. Coin-themed jewelry is nothing new, but what happens when a watchmaker gets involved?
This coin watch from JackThreads.com is a very unique item. Sadly it is not currently available from the JackThreads official site, but this is definitely a good place to start looking. Especially if you want a unique item made out of pennies (or in this case, just ONE penny) but need something a bit more fashion-forward.
The artists and artisans responsible for creating or selling these goods aren’t waiting around for an MLM business opportunity. Instead, they choose to offer more aspirational products like the penny watch, or more art-centric pieces. Anyone can order a wholesale supply of Shaklee products, but it takes a certain kind of dedication to create pieces like the ones pictured here.
Interested in finding more items like these? With coins or pennies as the design focus? Try searching Pinterest first. There is a wealth of posts there like the ones we found. If you need something more frugal, try reading about simple, inexpensive gifts or even consider making some coin-based art yourself!
Joe Wallace specializes in personal finance, military affairs, and consumer protection topics. Since 1995, his work has appeared on Air Force Television News, The Pentagon Channel, ABC and a variety of print and online publications. He is a 13-year Air Force veteran and collects unusual vinyl records, which gives him an excuse to write the vinyl blog Turntabling.net.
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