With all the staggering 99-cent amounts in the supermarket to quickly collect 1, 2, and 5-cent coins in the wallet. Instead of waiting to spend or change at some point, you can use the little copper coins a bit too, as the following 10 tips show you.
1 Determine the tile spacing
When laying tiles, put a few coins in the joints as long as the mortar has not dried yet. This will ensure that all tiles are the same distance apart.
2 Curtain weight
If your curtains do not hang down as desired, you can shape them using curtain drapes. But instead of buying them, you can easily make your own curtain weights by sticking a 5-cent piece on a paper clip.
3 Check tire profile
To check how worn your tires are, insert a coin into the tire tread. The more of the coin you see, the more worn the tire is.
4 Slug defense
The copper in the coins drives out the snails. So, laying out a few coins on the edge of your bed or flowerpot becomes an insurmountable hurdle for the snails.
Incidentally, a similar principle also works with copper tape, which can be peeled off and stuck on like conventional adhesive tape.
5 Quilting shoes
Children sometimes have periods in which they can get excited about the strangest things. Of course, as a parent, you do not want to spend money on every fleeting interest, but you still want to give your kids the opportunity to try it out.
For example, if the darling little ones had come to the funnel to make a quilt, put some coins on the sole of an old pair of shoes to make them booties.
6 Wacky table
In bars and restaurants one is used to it that beer coasters are clamped under shaky tables. If you have the balance problem of your garden table or similar. to fix a little more stylish, put a cent coin under the shaky table leg.
Speaking of the table: The next four examples prove that coins can also be excellently crafted. For example, a tabletop can be completely covered with cents and then covered with lacquer, or covered with a glass plate.
If you’ve saved a few more coins, not only can you make a tabletop out of them, you can even use them as an alternative to tiles, parquet, and carpeting.
With coins, however, less elaborate craft projects can be realized, such as a vase, which was coated with coins.
10 picture frame
In addition to vases can be beautify some picture and mirror frames with cent coins.
“Who does not honor the penny, is not worth the talers,” says an old German proverb. But as a tabletop staged or distributed as a snail defense in the garden, should be a no less honorable use for the small change.