EnviroTex Craft Ideas {Crafting with Pennies}

My husband bought me some EnviroTex for my birthday……..forget diamonds, just get me craft supplies. I’ve been wanting to try EnviroTex craft ideas forever! I see so many great projects out there and by golly, I thought I’d give it a try.

I’ve also been admiring the projects using pennies.  Yes, Pennies! Why not line the bottom of a tray with pennies and pour this stuff on?  And that’s exactly what I did! Envirotex craft ideas - Today's Creative Blog

First I spray painted my tray black……….you could choose any color of course………I picked out all the pennies in our change jar, and lined them up……..then messed them  up a little.  Mixed the EnviroTex according to the directions and poured it on.  Then the hard part………waiting. Waiting for it to cure.  It hardens in 4-7 hours, but is recommended to wait 72 hours before placing anything on it. (I waited 24……..I may regret it)

I love how it turned out and I can’t figure out where I want to use it.  Should I display it on an easel like above?

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On my coffee table (trunk) to hold the remotes?  Or maybe on my dining room table to hold napkins and such?

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Another super simple craft! If I can do it……..YOU can do it!  I just ordered more of this magic stuff called EnviroTex.

This is the same stuff that people make all those cute bottle cap necklaces, or magnets……I found so many great ideas from coasters, tables, jewelry! You can check it out on my Craft Ideas Pinterest board.



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Since 2007, Kim has been sharing tips and tutorials on how to live a creative life. Owner/Founder of Today's Creative Blog and InspirationDIY.com where inspiration happens everyday! From the Pacific Northwest, Kim is a busy mom who adores her teen son, her middle aged husband and is constantly wiping the muddy paws of her adorable Labradoodle Maybelline. In her spare time, she teaches fitness classes and loves to decorate with thrift store bargains. You can also find Kim once a month on Portland's AMNW Morning show as their "creative expert". Life is more fun when it's creative!





  1. says

    I loooove this! The moment I saw this and started reading the posts I just had all these ideas come into my head for ways to try similar projects!

    I love that you chose the black background. I would love to select a large black frame and do the penny thing, and then paste on a collage of family pictures. I think it would be amazing.

    I just can’t get over how cool this is!