1. Coin Art
If you have a lot of foreign coins, you can put them all together in one (or two) frame and display all of them at once. It makes for an unexpectedly beautiful piece of art.
However, if you’d prefer not to glue the coins to anything, this tutorial shows you how to hold your coins in a frame without any glue.
Have a small collection of foreign coins? You can spread out the coins in a pattern for an elegant effect.
2. Coin Magnets
It’s so easy to turn your foreign coins into magnets and they’ll look great on your refrigerator.
3. Floating Framed Currency
Some countries have such colorful paper currency that it’s such a shame to hide them away. Put your leftover foreign paper money into floating frames and enjoy their beauty!
4. Coin Vase
This great DIY coin vase was done with pennies, but you could easily do the same thing with foreign coins.
5. Coin Frame
Glue your foreign coins to a frame with hot glue and add a picture from your travels. A quick DIY project that would look great in any room!
Also, check out this coin frame tutorial that also includes a clever way to clean your old foreign coins!
6. Travel Collages
Create eye-catching travel collages with leftover foreign money, maps, tickets, and other travel mementos.
7. Map and Coin Shadowbox Art
Combine a map from a country you’ve visited with the leftover foreign coins from that country in a shadowbox frame to create a striking addition to your gallery wall.
8. Blown-Up Art
Memorialize a special trip by blowing up paper currency and framing it as art. So colorful, beautiful, and unique!
Laminate your foreign paper currency and use them as bookmarks. What a great way to turn a travel memento into something you can use everyday!
10. Coin Jewelry
Wear your foreign coins as jewelry by putting holes on them and turning them into earrings, necklaces, charm bracelets, and more. This great tutorial also shows you how to stamp dates on your coins, how cool!
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