Penny Embellished Picture Frame

penny embellished frame

Looking for a unique gift for a friend.  Try making this penny embellished picture frame.  You can use it to frame a picture or a printable.  It’s unique and budget friendly too.  So, pick up a gold frame from the Dollar Tree or your favorite dollar store, and let the fun begin.

You will need the following items:

  • Gold Frame (I used a 4 x 6)
  • Glue gun
  • New pennies
  • Wet cloth



A 4 x 6 frame uses approximately 32 pennies.  The size of your frame will determine the number of pennies needed. I started at the bottom and moved around the frame.  Ensure the pennies are heads up and fairly new.  After all, if you will be giving it as a gift you want the frame to shine.

First, remove the paper from the picture frame and replace it with one of the quotes. You will one to complete this step first.  Trying to insert your quote after the pennies have been glued to the frame can be difficult.  The pennies have a tendencies to fall off if you place the frame face down.

Check out our quotes and feel free to download one for your frame.  I didn’t include a border because I didn’t want to distract from the frame once the quote was added.  Sometimes less is more.

penny quotes


Place a dab of glue on the back of each penny, and press it on the frame.  I found that the hot glue held the pennies in place better than the Elmer’s glue.  If your children will be working on the frame, Elmer’s glue may be better.

However, don’t place a large amount of glue on the pennies.  Pressure will cause the glue to spread, so you don’t want an excessive amount on the pennies.  Position the penny on the frame.  Wipe any glue mishaps before it dries.  Cover the entire frame with pennies.

penny embellished frame



Last, once the pennies have been added, allow the frame to set overnight to ensure the pennies are not disturbed.  We hope you like our embellished picture frame.  Finally, use your penny stash and a dollar frame to create this awesome gift.

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