How to Design Your Own Penny Floor: Pennies may be the least valuable coin, but that doesn’t mean they can’t shine. Even the dirty, dark and outdated pfennigs still have a certain character. And with a little bit of super glue, these copper bits can really make something valuable. Enter the penny ground!
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In 2015 Kelly Graham, owner of the Etsy shop Camias jewelry designs. The concept of penny tiles has been further improved: it decorated its floor with 7,500 real Pennies. In the news from Kat Von Ds Penny Floor Graham increased this week Facebook page of your shop to remember her 5-year-old (and still completely intact!) Penny Floor, which she made herself years ago. “In short, the Penny Floor was a fun and cathartic project that I did in 2015,” she writes. Graham used both old and new pennies (and if you look closely, just a few pennies to add to the copper) and arranged each coin to create her own colorful mosaic floor. After gluing every penny in place, she grouted the floor and coated it with clear resin. “I have a few children and it still looks great,” she says, talking about the durability of the floor.
The post garnered over 136,000 Facebook shares and over 15,000 comments when users left praise and some questions. Graham announced that the entire project took “approximately 3 weeks” from start to finish. However, it went back and forth on the middle floor design before completion. When a user asked how she got so many shiny pennies, Graham noticed that she had got her pennies in buns from the bank. Then she sorted out all of her coins, put the mosaic pattern together on the floor, and glued each piece in place. When asked how she prevented the pennies from turning green over the years, she confirmed that the coins would not change color, most likely due to her grout and resin work. Also a nice achievement on this floor: all pennies are open!