Celebrating The End of The Penny
On February 4th of this year the Canadian penny was officially discontinued. It cost more than a penny to make a penny so the government decided to stop making them.
I saw a garden penny ball on Pinterest and started searching the house for old pennies. The girls rummaged through the car, van, and countless purses. My visiting brother-in-law had his truck searched. Finally, we had enough pennies. I think I used close to 200 pennies.
I pinned this from http://lisamendedesign.blogspot.ca/2012/06/penny-ball-tuesday-tidbit.html
I had a bowling ball that I had previously decorated for my garden. I blogged here.
After a few Canadian winters most of the frogs had fallen off and I was bored with it.
I scrapped of the frogs, sanded down the glue spots and spray painted the ball a copper colour. Then I sat outside with my E600 glue and covered the bowling ball with pennies. They are all wrong side up so that the maple leaf shows.
I am really happy with the new ball. I am searching thrift stores for another bowling ball and begging family for more pennies.
The metal and stone heron was purchased at a local craft fair.
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