Collecting coins – A Mosaic DIY

The other day at breakfast I was swearing about a solution about finding a good sparkle protection at the old stove. We don’t cook there anymore but it heats up the whole cottage since we have something called torpargrund (how they built houses 100 years ago).

Then I spotted this jar with really old coins. I think it’s going to be perfect.
Now I simply have to decide how I will make them stick. If I should simply glue them or kind of tile them there (I tried to find the word for putting tiles – how do you say it? When you first glue them and then put the other stuff like when you tile a bathroom?).

xxx isabelle


Join the discussion and tell us your opinion.

November 29, 2011 at 14:48

What you put between tiles is called grout! :) What a fun idea! Try to find some foreign coins with pretty pictures too…I can imagine how much children will love to look at the coins :)

November 29, 2011 at 15:16

har ingen aning om vad det där heter på engelska. men sak samma. jädrans va fint! alltså helt underbart, grym idé!

November 29, 2011 at 15:17

Awesome!!!! What a great idea. Love it! Check if it´s firesafe! I got a feeling that cupper may lead heat? (Leder kanske värme:) … blir för varmt? )

November 29, 2011 at 15:43

Jag har varit på en toalett i USA där väggar och golv var tapetserade med pennies. Det var så fint!

November 29, 2011 at 17:41

Tycker att du ska göra en liten/väldigt låg låda framför spisen där du kan kakla in slantarna. Kanske enklare att ta bort dem på så sätt om du ändrar dig plus att jag tror att det kanske skyddar golvet bättre då.

November 29, 2011 at 20:21

Wow! What an idea, just wonderful! Thanks a lot, maybe I use this idea for something. We don’t have a fireplace etc. but maybe I could make some other use of it. A jar full of old coins from different countries can be found from our home also. :)

Tobias Walze
November 29, 2011 at 21:30

Nice and simple but very cool idea … thanks for sharing!

November 29, 2011 at 21:54

Thanks you all – I think it will be great!

Jessy – thanks- is grout also on the walls or do you say tiling then?
Åsa- tack. Så roligt att se dig i långt hår
Persilja- tror inte det blir så varm där – mer som skydd för sprätt och om man tappar nån klabbe eller så men tack för omtanken

Emilia-cool – ja pennies kan jag ju använda också..
Mare- Bra idé men jag gillar att mynten liksom rymmer iväg.
Maria- it’s nice for pretty much anything. Behind the zink or cooking stoev?
Tobias- thank you!

December 1, 2011 at 23:50

the german word for that you’re were looking for is “fliesen legen”. i had to tell you, is’nt that funny? i don’t have any idea what the english word would be. love your posts, greetings from germany. missing sweden, hey da
Isabelle: thanks then I know it in more langugages! take care!

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