Tuesday, 3 September 2013

UK Coin Picture


You know how there are different designs on the "tails" side of UK coins? 

They celebrate all kinds of different things, but did you know that in 2008 a set was made with a sort of jigsaw of a shield on it?
My Dad pointed it out to us and my oldest son collected a set. We decided that instead of just sitting in a box somewhere they should be on display. 

This is how I did it:



I used a 6" (15cm) square box frame
A 6" (15cm) square of fairly think card (so it can take the weight of the coins) 
Strong glue (I used a glue gun)
A set of coins with the shield design


Arrange the coins like this:




Be careful to line them all up carefully and make sure they are the right way up. (I glued the 5p in the middle upside down - twice!)

When you are happy, glue them onto the card. In my first attempt I used glue dots and in the morning everything except the 5p and 1p had fallen off, so use a good strong glue.



Once the glue is dry, pop the card into the frame and you're done!

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Julia Nyanyo
Julia Nyanyo

Hello, I'm Julie. I love making things and this is where I share my enthusiasm.

3 comments:

  1. What a clever idea, I had no idea there was a picture there! Love the way they are displayed.

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  2. I had no idea that you could make this! Love it. Thanks for letting me know!

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