Sunday, March 31, 2013

Pressed Penny coin holder

Happy Easter!
So I found this idea on Pinterest for a way to have money ready for those pressed penny machines that you find in tourist traps.  Since we are getting ready for vacation and my kids love to collect pressed pennies all over Disney, keeping them in books.  So, these are made with m&m's mini tube and I used the label as a template for the wrap.  Dimensions are 4.25x5inches for the large tube.  I searched Mickey icons online and repeated it all over the page.  You can fit four wraps to a sheet.  I used Waltograph in yellow and the embossed font feature.  I also added their initial on the top of each tube.  Now, stack the coins two quarters and one shiny penny, alternating all the way up the tube.  The little m&m's tubes can work as well.  Thanks for looking!  April
Update: I have been asked by a couple of people to share a template.  I really didn't make one.  I unwound the label off the tube and measured to figure out the size of paper I would need, then set my margins on the computer to match that.  You can fit up to two on a standard 8.5x11 sheet.  The images were found on Yahoo! images and the font is from dafont.com, set to embossed on the font characteristics.  Hope that helps you!

2 comments:

Elizabeth Barkan said...

Thanks for sharing this! It is super cute! WOuld you be willing to share the template file?

Harriett Faulks said...

This idea is very useful, and not just for pressed penny machines. I think this can be a great alternative for coin wrappers. Definitely a much stronger material against water and wear and tear. Harriett@Bankmart