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Make a Pressed Penny Charm Bracelet

17 July 2011 7,154 views 21 Comments

by rhonda

Ever since I was a kid I've loved collecting souvenir pressed pennies.  Every time I saw a machine, I would plead with my parents for their spare change.  Somewhere I have a whole pile of them, which I've been thinking about searching for ever since I spotted this pressed penny charm bracelet by Val of Collecting the Moments.  If you're taking a family vacation this summer, keep an eye out for the machines (they're seriously everywhere!) and make yourself a special souvenir from the trip!  [how to make a pressed penny charm bracelet]

Project estimate:

  • Souvenir pressed pennies, on hand or $0.51 each
  • Chain, on hand or $1 and up
  • Clasp, on hand or $1 and up
  • Jump rings, on hand or $1

Total:  Free and up


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  • Sheila said:

    That’s adorable! I love to get the pressed pennies also, now I have something to make with them!


  • PJ (Jessie Adams) said:

    I’ve just found your wonderful website and am having a grand time looking at all of the fun projects.
    Love this bracelet!
    Have added you to my “favorites”.

  • Dawn said:

    Pretty Braclet

  • Rachel K said:

    This is a neat idea! Just found your site from My Craft Channel. I love designing my own jewelry, so I might have to give this a try! :)

  • Johnnie Roberts said:

    Loved your idea for the pennys. I also Loved to do that as a child

  • Debbie Johnson said:

    This is a great idea we are always getting these and then I end up finding them just laying around the house.

  • Carrie said:

    This is a great idea, thank you for sharig. We have a lot of them.

  • Gayle S. said:

    This is such a cute idea! Love unique jewelery!!
    Thanks for sharing

  • Karie said:

    Love it. I want one. Karie

  • rita said:

    awesome idea.

  • Tamara said:

    What a cool idea! So pretty too!

  • Jana said:

    Awesome idea. My son has collected crushed pennies forever. Think I can talk him out of some?

  • Janel said:

    What a great way to use souvniers!

  • Dorcas said:

    This is a really great bracelet. I love to collect the pressed pennies, but they are sitting in a jar. Now..maybe I’ll venture out and make this. Thanks for sharing!!!

  • Care said:

    Fabulous!! You blow me away on a regular basis! :-)

  • Dollar Store Crafts » Blog Archive » Make a Pressed Penny Necklace said:

    […] the pressed penny charm bracelet we featured the other day?  If you still have some spare smooshed change left over after that […]

  • steph said:

    How did u punch the holes in the pennies tho?

  • rhonda (author) said:

    @steph – she used a metal awl and a hammer to punch the holes. Go to her blog for complete instructions – there is a link to the project tutorial at the end of the first paragraph in brackets [like this]. :)

  • Andrea said:

    I pick up pressed pennies every time we go on vacation. Such a cheap momento at 51 cents each! This is a unique way to enjoy them!

  • frankye b said:

    LOVE IT! we had over hundred pressed pennies, you can also get these off ebay. it how i got my fave a unicorn lol to make a bracelet!

  • Disney Crafts for Your Next Trip | Chip and Co said:

    […]  Have you seen those cool bracelets made out of pressed pennies?  If not, check out this one on Dollar Store Crafts.  Pressing pennies is so much fun while at the Disney Parks, and this gives you something fun to do […]