Step 2: Put the Pennies on the Duct Tape

I used 14 rows of pennies. You can decide how long you want yours to be. If you read massive tomes, magazines or coffee table books, make it longer; mostly paperbacks, shorter. Remember, though, the expense will go up with the length! 

Lay the pennies side by side in rows of two on sticky-side-up duct tape.
<p>instead of coins, I scrounged in the basement to see what else I could use. Found some orphaned keys and random belt buckles.</p>
<p>What's the trick to not have any sticking edges or corners? Thanks!</p>
Just go as slowly and carefully as you can, but keep in mind you can always cut off edges that don't line up perfectly.
<p>Just saved myself $12 from buying a book weight that does the same thing. Made mine a few pennies longer to continue 3 penny rows longer on each side. Holds my very stiff 8.5 x 5.5 in., 380 p. paperback perfectly flat. Thanks so much for a great idea!</p>
That is brilliant.
<p>I love this instructable thank you so much</p>
This is such a good idea!! I may have to make a penguin one using my pretty penguin duct tape!
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Looks really cool! I am looking for pennies right now!!!!!!
I made one on the clear tape for my husband and he likes it. Great idea that works.
Mmmm. Thinking. Tumble the pennies first and use see-thru tape for a decorative effect. Do they make see-thru duct tape? Yes! <br>Clear Duct Tape Duck&Acirc;&reg; brand, found with a quick Google.
That could be good! I like the decorative effect of the pretty duct tape. I made it first with packing tape, which is clear, but it fell apart too quickly.
cool...you can use it as defence weapon too!
It works great! I love it!
What a pretty bookmark! And when you did this, I discovered that you can space your pennies out a little more for a longer and just-as-effective bookmark. :-)
Great Tip...I don't have duct tape but&nbsp;Gorilla&nbsp;Tape does the trick too!
That's so cool! I must try that!
Just caught this on Lifehacker. Fantastic instructable!
Thank you so much - and for telling me about the repost!
great idea, i have lots of pennies that are all scruffed up. i bet flat washers would work just as well, if you had some laying around.
No doubt!
This is one I'm definitely going to do! Thanks for posting this!
Great! They are so easy - and so functional, right?
Right! And I just saw decorator duct tape at the drugstore today. Zebra stripes, leopard spots, tie-die etc. Stocking stuffers will soon be in the works.
Awesome! You can find it at AC Moore, sometimes Home Depot, Walmart, and elsewhere.
I love the colors you chose... heck... I love the whole project! <br><br>I'll take this idea down to Baja next month. The kids will really enjoy it! (and I'll make a few for myself, too.;-)<br><br>
Awesome, and thank you! I love the colors too. :-)
This inspires me to make my daughter a few! she would love them. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks, Sunshiine!

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