Each year, I like to make a new decoration for Valentine’s Day. I don’t like all the foo-foo stuff year round, but I love me some hearts and decorations right around February 14th. The girls get so excited to pull out the Valentine storage tub and spreading the treasures all over the kitchen floor. I like pulling things out and remembering past projects, craft time with my cousin or the kids. We are starting to have a decent collection of homemade decorations, and I love that! I saw this penny-letter project on Pinterest, and the letters were painted shiny silver. In the interest of not spray-painting in below zero temperatures, I decided to go with some wall paint I had in the basement. Red = Love
2. Kids painted the letters red.
3. Scrounged around the house to find as many pennies as possible, then glued them down with gorilla wood glue.
5. Let go of imperfections in the coin line (unless the glue hasn’t totally hardened, in which case move those babies into alignment!)
6. Several coats of paint to cover the lowest value coin in our nation. Push back thoughts of destroying money and defamation and un-patriotic behavior in painting over “In God We Trust”.
7. Finish in time for the big day, and then pack it up for next year!