Plastic coins are inexpensive and easy to find at most party stores. Because they are so lightweight they're a snap to work with. I used some white string and a hot glue gun and glued the coins (back-to-back) to create a garland across the mantle. I love how they sparkle in the light!
Another way to use these is to hang them from the ceiling, doorway or chandelier above the dining table...
I found my coins at iparty. A large bag of 144 coins costs only $5.99!
You could also use colored ribbon in place of the string, swag them along a staircase or surround a door frame. Any other ideas? Send me a photo of how you'll decorate with gelt!
The Lettered Cottage