There's an old saying that goes, "Find a penny, pick it up, all day long you'll have good luck!" And while the penny might be the symbol of good fortune that we all love to find, it turns out it's got some other interesting uses as well — and all of them have to do with creating masterful DIY projects around your home.
From floor upgrades to table finishes to makeshift tap shoes, there are a million and one uses for the coin that everyone seems to have but never takes to the store and spends. Now, you don't have to feel so guilty about all those pennies you've stockpiled in a jar — you can actually put them to good use. We've chosen 20 of the best DIY penny projects below, so gather up your loose cents and start planning. A penny might be worth next to nothing, but what you can create with them are priceless.
As it turns out, there are plenty of practical purposes for our smallest coin.
Who knew that something technically worth so little could be so valuable around the house?
For starters, glueing pennies to the bottom of sneakers has plenty of good uses.
For starters, if your kids want to try out tap dancing, this is a great way to avoid the high cost of tap shoes for a probable short-term interest.
Kids love making the fun sound of the penny shoes when then run through the house.
Think of it as a little fun upgrade to the cute sneakers they already have.
This is a cool way to harness the power of the penny.
How badass would it be to have an entire glowing floor of pennies in your home?
Need to set those tiles?
Make sure they’re all in the exact right location by putting pennies in the cracks to measure distance.