I wanted a fun (and useful!) DIY Valentine gift for all the teachers in my son’s Parents Day Out program. This simple Valentine’s gift candy basket for teachers also works as a desk pencil holder once all the candy is gone! With most of the supplies coming from the dollar store, they only cost $3 per teacher gift basket to make.
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Repunched mint marks are error coins that are worth a lot of money. They would make a great addition to your coin collection. See how repunched mintmarks are different from doubled dies and. overmintmarks. And how much repunched mint marks are worth today.
Have a 1912 penny? Want to know how much it’s worth? Here’s a guide to see how much 1912 pennies are worth, 1912 wheat penny errors to look for, and more!
1910 pennies are scarce old collectible coins worth 25 cents to $100… or more! Find out how much your 1910 penny is worth here. Plus details about the 4 types of 1920 wheat penny errors you should be looking for.
Are you looking for BIE Lincoln pennies in your loose change? You should be! These scarce and valuable error coins can be found in circulation. Here’s what to look for, where you are most likely to find them, and how much they’re worth.
Did you know there’s a 1999 Georgia quarter error worth $10,000?! That’s just ONE of 5 types of errors you should look for on your Georgia state quarters. We’ll help you determine if you have a Georgia error quarter, how much it’s worth, and how much regular Georgia quarters without errors are worth.
DIY Christmas gift baskets can be customized any way you like. This year, mine focused on cozy warm feelings and spreading Christmas cheer. See how I made these holiday gift baskets filled with S’more Christmas Cheer.
See how much your 1924 wheat penny is worth, how many 1924 Lincoln cents were made, info about doubled dies and other 1924 penny errors, and more.
If you want to engage children in some physical activities that are disguised as play, these outdoor physical education games will be a big hit! They’re great ideas for a kids birthday party or simply as ways to increase physical fitness with your child’s neighborhood playmates.
After a trip to Hobby Lobby, I realized that I could easily replicate some of their hanging basket ideas using real greenery from my own backyard without having to spend a dime! These outdoor hanging baskets take less than 10 minutes to make. See the steps I used to make these super simple outdoor Christmas arrangements.
I try to make new a door wreath each month. For most of my front door wreaths, I use wild grapevines from my yard as a base. Here’s how to make a grapevine wreath for the winter months.
I love the concept of a window Christmas tree. So much that I have a DIY Christmas tree in 2 different windows! For our kitchen window, I made a tree out of PVC pipes. For our front window, I wanted a really bright silhouette of a Christmas tree – so I made this lighted window tree. See how I did it…
I came across this fun idea for a Christmas tree made out of PVC pipe from one of Martha Stewart’s projects. My PVC Christmas tree fits perfectly in the window in our dining room. And who doesn’t love a window Christmas tree??? I even added colorful lights shining from the outside in — to add more color to the PVC tree at night.
Some 2009 Washington DC quarters are worth $1,000 or more! See how to spot a valuable 2009 District of Columbia quarter error + The value of all 2009 DC quarters
Die break coins are error coins. Some are rarer than others. Some are worth $100 or more. If you have a die crack coin, cud coin, or other types of die break error coins… here’s how to determine their value.
Have a 1957 penny? Want to know what it’s worth? See the value of a 1957-D wheat penny, a 1957 penny with no mintmark, and 1957 pennies with errors.
Attending a Christmas party with friends or co-workers? What gift are you taking? Here’s the ultimate list of cheap gift ideas (most under $30) that are great for gift exchange games. If you need Dirty Santa gifts (or White Elephant gift ideas, Yankee Swap gifts, etc), we’ve got the best gifts for adults — from conservative and practical to risque and hilarious — all right here!
Here’s how to Mod Podge cute, no-nail alphabet letters to the wall of a child’s room. See how I used adult coloring book pages & Mod Podge glue to turn cardboard and wooden alphabet letters into fun wall decor for my toddler’s room.
Have a 1956 wheat penny? Want to know what it’s worth? See the value of a 1956-D wheat penny, a 1956 penny with no mintmark, and 1956 pennies with errors.
Off-center coins are rare… but not impossible to find! See photo examples of off-center error coins + The value of off-center coins, based on percent off-center.
Have an Oregon state quarter? Some Oregon quarters have errors worth lots of money! Here’s what to look for & how much Oregon state quarter errors are worth.
Have a 1954 wheat penny? Want to know what it’s worth? See the value of a 1954-D penny, a 1954-S penny, a 1954 penny with no mintmark, and 1954 pennies with errors.
If you have a 2008 Arizona quarter error coin, it could be worth $5… or more! Some Arizona quarters have an extra cactus leaf, some were struck off-center, some have die chips (raised metal chunks on the coin’s surface), and some have a die crack running through the second “A” in ARIZONA. Here’s what to look for and how much these Arizona state quarter errors are worth.
Have a 1953 wheat penny? Want to know how much it’s worth? See the value of 1953 pennies, a list of 1953 penny errors, and whether or not 1953 pennies are rare.
Don’t waste those pumpkins you carved for Halloween this year! Here are a bunch of fun ways to use leftover Halloween pumpkins. See lots of food & party recipes using a leftover pumpkin — like pumpkin butter, pumpkin donuts, pumpkin milkshakes, roasted pumpkin seeds, and more. Plus, how to make DIY planters & flower pots, serving bowls, pumpkin toss games, and dog toys. Heck, you can even use leftover pumpkins to make a healthy facial mask, feed the wildlife in your yard, or plant the seeds and grow your own pumpkins for next year!
I thought I would get a jumpstart on some fun handmade gifts and make pine cone fire starters this year. For my first batch, I used a large red cinnamon-scented candle and a spool of candle wick. Next, I’m excited to experiment with different colors and different scents of wax — it will be a good way for me to get rid of all my candles and Scentsy wax which I no longer use, since I’ve become a fan of diffusing essential oils.
There are several kinds of errors on Wyoming quarters that are worth a lot of money! Here’s a list of the Wyoming state quarter errors you should be looking for and what they’re worth if you find one + How much a regular Wyoming quarter without errors is worth.
Have a 1952 penny? Want to know what it’s worth? Here are the most valuable 1952 wheat pennies, errors to look for, and a price guide for all 1952 pennies. The ultimate 1952 wheat penny price guide.
Some 2006 Colorado quarters have errors that make them worth a lot more than just 25 cents. In fact, some are worth $10 to $50… or more! Do you have a Colorado quarter with errors? Here are the Colorado state quarter errors to look for. Plus the value for Colorado quarters without errors.
Want to know how much your 1951 wheat penny is worth? Here’s how to tell rare & valuable 1951 pennies apart from common ones. Plust a list of 1951 penny errors to look for.
Have a 1982 dime? Some 1982 Roosevelt dimes are worth $50 — or more! Here’s a look at the 1982 No Mint Mark dime, why it’s rare, and how much other 1982 dimes are worth.
There are 3 valuable 2005 Kansas quarter error coins: 1) the IN GOD WE RUST quarter error, 2) the Humpback Bison quarter error, and 3) the Spitting Bison quarter error. Here’s what to look for — and how much each one is worth. Plus, the value of other Kansas quarters without errors.
Here’s how to tell how much your 1950 penny is worth. See the circulated vs uncirculated 1950 wheat penny value, how many 1950 pennies were made, how rare 1950 pennies are, and which 1950 penny is the most valuable.
The Spitting Horse Delaware quarter error is worth as much as $20… and it can be found in your pocket change! Here’s where and what to look for on a 1999 Delaware quarter. Plus, see how much this error coin is worth AND how much all other Delaware quarters are worth, too.
Here’s how to tell a rare & valuable 1949 wheat penny from a common 1949 penny (which is still worth 3 cents or more). The truth is values of 1949 wheat pennies are all over the board: Most circulated 1949 pennies are worth 3 or 4 cents. Uncirculated 1949 pennies are generally worth $1 or more. Other 1949 Lincoln cents with errors are worth $100 or more. Some rare 1949 wheat penny values soar beyond $1,000 apiece! See how much YOUR 1949 penny is worth…
A DMPL Morgan dollar is an uncirculated Morgan silver dollar with mirrored surfaces — which look much like those of a proof coin. Hence the acronym DMPL for ‘deep mirror prooflike’! See how DMPL Morgan dollars are different from ‘prooflike’ and ‘semi-prooflike’ Morgan silver dollars… and how much they’re worth!
VAM dollars are highly popular Morgan silver dollars and Peace silver dollars with unique die varieties. Here’s what they’re worth + Tips for collecting VAM silver dollars.
All about 1948 wheat pennies, including… How much a 1948-S penny is worth. How much a 1948-D penny is worth. How much a 1948 wheat penny with no mintmark is worth.The most valuable 1948 penny. How many 1948 pennies were made. Which 1948 wheat pennies are rare. And 1948 error pennies you should look for — including 1948 doubled dies and other oddities.
There’s a 1965 quarter worth $7,000 because it was made on the wrong metal (silver instead of copper-nickel clad). Here’s how to identify a 1965 silver quarter. Plus a list of other rare transitional error coins to look for in all denominations — pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, half dollars, and dollar coins.
Looking for the 1947 wheat penny value? Here’s the ultimate guide to 1947 pennies – how many were made, and the inside scoop on the most valuable 1947 pennies. Everything you want to know about your 1947 penny value.
See how much a 1940 wheat penny with no mintmark is worth and how much a 1940-D penny is worth. The most valuable 1940 penny (with wear from circulation) is the 1940-S penny. See how much all of your 1940 pennies are worth here…
Bullion coins are great for both investing and collecting! Here are some little-known facts and tips for collecting American Silver Eagles (1986-present), American Gold Eagles (1986-present), Platinum American Eagles (1997-2008), and Palladium bullion coins. See the scarcest American Silver Eagle coins that are the most sought-after, the pros & cons of collecting proof vs. bullion Silver Eagles, and more!
Seated Liberty dimes were produced from 1837 to 1891. A number of rarities and low-mintage dates were created during the 54 years of the coin’s production. Here are some little-known facts that collectors will find interesting about the Seated Liberty dime, the 5 major design varieties for this coin, a list of rare Liberty Seated dimes, and the current Seated Liberty dime value.
The half dime and the nickel may sound like different types of coins, but they are both U.S. 5-cent coins, and both have many interesting designs. See half dime and nickel similarities & differences. Plus the current value of half dimes, tips for collecting them, and how to save money when buying a half dime coin.
Post Mint Damage (or Post Strike Damage) refers to any damage a coin has suffered after leaving the U.S. Mint — including scratches, dings, holes, bumps, nicks, and gouges. See how to tell damaged coins apart from error coins, plus the value of damaged coins.
Have a two-headed coin? Want to know what it’s worth? Find out here! See examples of two-headed coins and two-tailed coins made by the U.S. Mint. Plus, other novelty coins like the the Lincoln-Kennedy penny and other 2-headed coins that are not US Mint coins.
The 1979 proof set is the first to feature the Susan B. Anthony dollar. 1979 is also also the year of 2 different types of proof sets — because the U.S. Mint changed the appearance of the ‘S’ mintmark on the coins in the proof set. One is called a 1979 proof set Type 1. The other is called a 1979 proof set Type 2. Here you can find out which one you have and how much it’s worth!
Susan B. Anthony dollar coins were unpopular when they were first released, and they are still not widely collected coins. In fact, the Susan B. Anthony dollar is probably the least popular coin made in America. This makes collecting a complete set of the dollars quite easy and affordable! See other reasons to collect Susan B. Anthony dollars, the rarest Susan B. Anthony dollar coins, and the current value of Susan B. Anthony coins.
An uncirculated commemorative coin is offered in most instances by a special commission in charge of the event to be commemorated and the coin is sold at a price higher than the face value of the coin. The U.S. Mint’s modern commemorative coin program began in 1982. Although these coins are legal tender, they are not minted for general circulation. Each commemorative coin is produced by the U.S. Mint in limited quantity and is only available for a limited time. See how much modern commemorative coins are worth.
With graduation season upon up, I thought I’d share how to make a DIY grad card yourself. See how to make DIY personalized graduation cards like this one — with the grad’s name, school colors, and graduation year. Plus a matching DIY envelope!