Ever since I started using the stones for my cabinet doors I started thinking about other things I collect but don't get to visually enjoy in my home. I have a fairly large foreign coin collection but they all just sit in a jar on a desk. Occasionally we dump them out and look through them but usually they are just, well, there. They aren't worth anything but they're pretty and I wanted to highlight them somehow.
I had a couple of frames in the closet so I grabbed those.
I removed the back and started filling in with all the coins that would fit.
I added a drop of Elmer's Glue-All (which is fairly quick drying) to each coin to hold them in place. Originally I did try a spray adhesive but that failed quite miserably for this project. The Glue-All is holding well.
After I put the backs on again I flipped them over and left them to sit for a bit while the glue dried. The reason that I flipped them during this time is so that all of the coins, thin or thick, would get contact with the back and glue correctly.
I hung them in the downstairs hallway and now I can enjoy them every day instead of just once a year!