Do you want to know how to patina copper pennies? I love penny projects and I wanted to try to patina copper pennies and create a fun display with our initials on wooden letters that I had on hand. I’ll show you how to patina pennies and then create a lovely display.
Wash Your Pennies –
Wash your pennies with Dawn and baking soda to clean off the oils and dirt on them.
Drain, Rinse, & Dry –
Drain the soapy baking soda water, rinse the pennies off, and let them dry.
1:1 Ratio of Vinegar and Salt
Mix together equal parts of vinegar and salt so that it coats all of the pennies. Let the pennies soak for 30 minutes.
Drain out the mixture but don’t rinse.
Place the pennies on a baking sheet and let them dry completely. You can add more salt over them as they’re drying if you wish. Pennies will patina at different rates and colors.
Once they’re dry they are ready to use.
I had these plain letters that I wanted to spruce up.
I placed my pennies onto the letters.
I hot glued the pennies into place.
Then you can hang them up in your home.
There are so many possible places to use these fun letters.
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