Making Copper Art From Mrs Emily Clark

Let’s EAT!

Since we moved in August I have been getting creative (or at least trying to). One of my first projects was a sign for our kitchen.
I love copper and had seen something similar online, so I set to work.
I bought the EAT letters from Amazon. They are also available in Hobbycraft and I have since seen them in Tesco’s too. I also then ordered copper spray from Amazon.
I decided to use Rustoleum as I wanted a bright copper but there are many different ones on the market.

I started by spraying the letters copper. Always do this outside for ventilation. A few thin layers is a good. I found it goes on well and dries quickly.

Top Tip – I have some old sheets I keep for projects so always put those down to protect the floor.

Copper Letter Artwork

Then I needed pennies and lots of them. Oh and superglue! I started by wanting just lovely shiny pennies but actually any pennies will do. It’s good to lay them out on top of the letters first so you can see where they need to go. Then just get glueing, but please mind your fingers with the superglue!!!!

Copper Artwork

Once I had covered all of the letters with pennies I sprayed over it again with copper. This covered all the pennies and made them all look brilliant, so it doesn’t matter if some of the coins aren’t perfect. I attached our to the wall with some thin strips of Velcro.

DIY Copper Sign

I love it and love that I made it too! Everyone comments on how detailed it looks but honestly it was so easy to do.

Why not try to do something original for your home!

Thank you for reading and have fun being creative.

Emily x

Thanks Emily I love this sign and always love seeing it in her Instagram pictures. I think I may have to give something similar a go after seeing how simple this was.

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  • Clare Mansell

    This is brilliant! When I clicked through I thought it was hammered out of metal and was a little astonished when you said you’d made it, but what a clever trick with the paint and the pennies!

    • Emily Clark

      Thank you Clare x

  • This looks fab! What a great effect you have achieved with it. Very creative. I’m always in awe of people who come up with their own ideas 🙂

    • Emily Clark

      Thank you Suzanne, glad you like it x

  • Caro Davies

    It looks fantastic!!! Similar large letters cost a fortune from swanky websites, don’t they? I love this and the copper is so on-trend at the moment! What a brilliant make! Thanks for sharing #HomeEtc , Caro xx

    • Emily Clark

      I know you would pay a lot for them already done! Thank you for the comment x

  • mummyofboygirltwins

    WOW! brilliant and so effective, amazing job yet again!! Jess xx #HomeEtc

    • Emily Clark

      Thank you Jess xx

  • I love this it’s such a great idea and I would have never thought of something like this, we are just waiting for our floor to be sorted (after nearly a year of living in our hours) and so once it’s done I am so totally decorating our dining room and have been inspired with this to include something on our walls.

  • Life With Munchers

    I loved this when I first saw it in the tour post….great to see how it’s actually done. Looks so simple to put together…great tutorial. Thanks for linking up #bloggershomes xx

    • Emily Clark

      Thank you!! X

  • Fionnuala Zinnecker

    I have a feeling I read this before. The letters look very impressive.

  • YES! I remember this post! The do look fab — and nice to see that copper is still a big trend in interiors 🙂 #HomeEtc


    I have a secret love affair going on with copper and this is just brilliant. Top job – so effective #HomeEtc