{create this} lucky penny votive holders

Hi there!  I’m so glad you stopped by shaken together!  It’s March 1st and I figured this was the perfect day to post my first St. Patty’s day idea!! 

I shared this fun tutorial over at Between U & Me (thanks, Courtney!) and I wanted to make sure that my faithful readers and followers, here, got this tutorial delivered right in their laps! How about a quick (and inexpensive!) way to doll up some plain glass votive holders and add a little St. Patrick’s Day charm to your table or mantle!

Okay, so my family is not Irish and I don’t really have a ton of St. Patrick’s Day decor for my house.  But I really hate to miss out on celebrating anything so I wanted a simple way to add a little luck o’ the Irish in our home.  So, how about we {create these} cute little lucky penny votive holders?

Grab a few clear glass votive holders to get started.  Mine were freebies from Bath & Body Works, but the dollar store or just about any big box store will have some sort of plain glass votive holders. 

Now, rustle up your piggy banks, search through your pockets and round up some pennies.  I only needed 22.  Now that is inexpensive crafting!!

If you need to spruce up your change, here is a quick how-to for cleaning pennies:  mix together 2 tablespoons lemon juice & 1 teaspoon salt.  Dump in your pennies, mix them around a bit, let them marinate a little if necessary and then rinse well.  Lay on a paper towel or hand towel to dry. 

Now that your pennies are bright and shiny, use double stick tape (I used Provo Crafts terrifically tacky tape) to adhere them around your votive holders – heads up, of course!  You could use hot glue but your adhesive is somewhat visible through the glass, so just go easy :) 

Tie a quick jute bow and cha-ching!

A few green candles and these lucky penny votive holders are ready to tempt a few leprechauns, light up your mantel or centerpiece or just add a fun whimsical touch anywhere!!  So now …

This post was shared at the amazing parties on my link page!


  1. I really really like this! Is is super cute and fun! I am trying to figure out if I should scrap my topiary idea and go with this one for the table… LOL

  2. This is such a cute idea!! I love it! So cute for St. Patrick’s decor! Thanks for sharing at Thursday’s Temptation.

  3. Oh these are adorable! I normally don’t decorate for St. Pat’s day but I did a few things this year . . . filing this away in my Pinterest file for sure!

  4. What a cute idea! Thanks for sharing! :)

  5. Cuuuuuuute! Absolutely adorable! I found you on Tater Tots and Jello. I’d love to have you link up with us for Fun Stuff Fridays linky party at Toys In The Dryer. http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2012/03/fun-stuff-fridays-13.html

  6. I love this idea!!! Thanks for sharing!! xoxo- Rachel

  7. I love this idea! What a totally fun way to decorate for St. Patrick’s Day! Thanks for sharing at this week’s BFF Open House!

  8. These are great. I love them. Simple and cute for St. Patrick’s Day… Makes me wish I was celebrating it.
    Greetings from Germany

  9. very very cute idea!


  10. I know I have commented on these before, but I just wanted to let you know I am featuring your cute votive holders at today’s link party!!


  11. Adorable!! Thank you for linking up to Uncommon! Bonnie ;)

  12. This is SO clever! I love that you used pennies here. Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

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