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