Jul 17, 2011

DIY: Business Coins

Do it yourself: Business coins
Not being able to afford any business cards, I took matters into my own hands. These are made out of pennies, although any other coins will probably do (I like to keep my silver!) - and I call them business coins. I brought them to the art event last night and a lot of people loved them! It made me so happy. On one side is a design, and on the other, your information. This won't work if you want to share a lot of information - unless you use QR code!

Here are some designs I came up with:
Make some yourself:

STEP 1: Find a penny! Canadian pennies work great. ;) You will also need paint (I used acrylic), paint brushes, and clear nail polish.
STEP 2: Paint your penny! Start with a base colour. You might need 2 coats. Once that dries, paint whichever desgins and information you desire - if your paint brush isn't thin enough, cut it thinner with scissors.
STEP 3: Coat your penny! I used clear nail polish becuase it's fabulous. This way, your paint won't rub off as easily - and it gives it a nice gloss.
Now you can hand them out! They won't get destroyed as easily as paper cards, and if you ever need your pennies back, nail polish remover will do the trick. I love the outer space designs the most - I'm going to stick to those.
I hope you've enjoyed this idea, and thanks for reading. :)

Edit: January 29, 2012

I slightly changed the style of my business coins. I'm sticking to the space theme for now. Instead of painting on my website link, I glued on printed text, which looks neater. I also added a visible bronze border by scraping off paint along the edges. I think these have a whole different feel to them!



a said...

fresh and creative! i have never seen something like this before. great idea!

Dori the Giant said...

Thank you!

Katia said...

oh my gosh, im in love! this is seriously the neatest idea, and your little space designs are stunning :o

marci said...

This is such a creative idea!

Hannah Elizabeth said...

first...cutest idea ever. just got back from Africa and had to come on over to see what you've been up to. beautiful work. the photographs are amazing!

TN said...

love the outer space design as well. great idea!

Sofia said...

This is so original and they look really good!

Anonymous said...

Adorable idea. You never fail to give me a fresh perspective. Thank you for that! Please stick to your art and don't let "the world" get in the way. People who walk away from their own creativity are a dime a dozen in this world (and I count myself among them). It's the people who refuse to stop creating (like you) that make things better for the rest of us!

Dori the Giant said...

Thanks everyone for your lovely comments. They mean a lot. :)

Melanie's Randomness said...

That is a creative awesome idea!!!! =)

Melanie's Randomness

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