Penny’s Tips Volume 80

Hi everyone! I have a craft for you today plus i want to tell you about some superstitions.  Grammie loaned me this book titled Knock On Wood by Linda Spencer.

This book says if you find a penny heads up, keep it, if it is heads down, give it away because it is bad luck. That seems kind of mean to give bad luck away. My mom picks up all pennies ( even me).

It also says if you give a garment as a gift be sure to include a coin for good luck. I have heard of doing that when giving a purse to someone, but never clothes- Mom! Take note!


And now for a super easy Halloween craft-


All you need is a black wreath ( Michael’s has them 40 % off). If you can’t find one, you can spray paint a regular one.

Then you add a pretty ribbon and glue some sparkly items on it. Mom went a little crazy with this one, you don’t need that many items. Next week, I will have more superstitions for you and another Halloween craft.


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  1. And my M in L said you need to place a new penny on knives if you gift them to anyone.
    But not a nice penny like you, there are none new of you to give away! We love you and wouldn’t think if it, nor your mom, we are SURE of that!

    Interesting wreath you made there!

  2. What a wonderfully spooky door wreath that is! I may need to get my Mom to make one for our door even though no trick or treaters this year………

    Hugs, Teddy

  3. My Mom was a believer in putting a coin in a purse that was given as a gift… sweet memory for me. Your Halloween wreath is Spooktacular! Great idea. I will have to find something for the front porch, a pumpkin for sure!

  4. Penny, that is a good tip and who knows…Mom may be inspired to do it.

  5. Penny, now that is a neat wreath! We think all pennies are lucky (even you!) and also pick them up.

  6. Penny, I’m glad your Mom picked you up too:) I like the wreath and I’m looking forward to more crafts. Have a great day!

  7. I knew about finding pennies, but I didn’t know about a coin in clothing. I learn something new every day.

    I love your spooky wreath. Mom did a great job.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday, Ellen. Scritches to all the kitties. ♥

  8. You dear Penny are the best of luck. I pick up all pennies too.
    What a great wreath…Your Mom is crafty
    Hugs Cecilia

  9. Mew mew mew wee no longer have ‘Penniess’ inn Catnada Penny….No one seemss to miss them here. LadyMew sayss shee wuud nevurr give ‘bad luck’ away!
    An shee nevurr herd of puttin a coin inn clothess; jsut walletss an pursess. Hu’manss sure dew funny thingss don’t they???
    An they all so do kewl craftss like Miss Ellen did with THE wreeth! Furry spooky an kewl….
    ***purrss*** BellaDharma an ((huggiess)) LadyMew

  10. That’s a very Halloween-y wreath, nice too. Mom picks up all coins she finds and never looks to see if they are heads up. One time she found a $20 bill:) And yes, she has heard that about giving a purse or wallet and putting a coin in it, but never for a piece of clothing. That’s very odd.

    Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  11. Well, I think your mom would only give a penny away the lucky way. Just flip it over, right? 🙂 Your adoring fans love you, Penny!

  12. Haha I agree it’s kind of mean to give away bad luck to someone 🙂 Penny, we know you are a good luck!
    The Halloween wreath is very pretty 🙂

  13. While i’ve heard of making a person buy a gift knife from you with a penny so you don’t cut the friendship, i hadn’t heard of giving money in clothing or a purse that way.

    Very nice wreath!

    1. I never give anything sharp for fear of severing a friendship- I didn’t know about a coin with that.. 🙂

  14. My mom usually picks up pennies–upside down or right-side up–when she finds them. Ooh that wreath you and your momma crafted is spooktacular! Mom and I love All Hallows Eve decor and we also love doing crafts any time of the year. Purr purr purr.

  15. Granny picks up every penny, with or without the head up or down, she says it’s the start of a million…well…we still have to wait a little longer if that’s true…MOL😺Double Pawkiss🐾😽💞

  16. My grandmother said that you should put a lucky penny in the pocket of clothing and a purse when they are a gift

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