Monday, 16 March 2015

Altered Coffee Bean Tin Using the New Heartfelt Creations Peacock Paisley Collection

Hello Everyone :)
Almost a week and I have only just found time to do another blog post.....sorry :)
I saw a quote on Facebook the other day which said 'I could do with an extra day between Saturday and Sunday' which I thought was so correct....but then I got to thinking that maybe I could do with an extra day between everyday:)

I have been busy packing the non essentials to hopefully make it easier when we eventually move, although this has now been put back a couple of weeks.  To be fair this is good for me as I have so many things to do.....dreading the packing up of my craft room and log cabin (which has become my craft storage).  I need to be working right up until the day we move so I am not quite sure how this is going to work.  I am going to begin by packing the things I don't use on a daily basis.....this though could be then prove that I actually do not need it, but I really do find it hard to let go of some of my crafty stash.  Maybe this would be the perfect time for me to also have a big clear out:)
Altered Coffee Bean Tin
I absolutely adore this Peacock Paisley collection with all the lush jewel colours and with teal being one of my favourite colours at the moment I have to say this is on the list of my favourite all time Heartfelt Collections.
This is a coffee tin which I have decorated.  I have seen many Pringle tins that have been decorated and I thought this tin would be perfect and because it is wider than a Pringle tin you could put home made cookies in it or just give it with the coffee beans in it :)

  • Firstly I painted the tin with a thin coat of primer which helped the paper stick more easily.
  • On the lid I have adhered a Stately Circle Spellbinder die cut in teal blue card.
  • Around the edge of the lid I have added a of the strip of the decorative paper.  You could use one of the borders from the paper if you wish.
  • As my tin has a slight dome shape I have add some teal ribbon as this was easier than using paper.
  • Tip: When decorating the tin only take the paper to where the lid comes else it will make the lid very tight and eventually may tear the paper.
  • Choose some paper from the paper collection and add a panel about 3" square to what will be the front of the tin. 
  • Measure the tin and cut a piece of co-ordinating paper to fit (cut the paper slightly bigger so that it overlaps so that there is know gaps). Cut a 2 3/4" slit at the front and roll the paper to create the front collar. Glue or tape this onto the tin.
  • Cut 2 strips of paper in co-ordinating plain paper and use a decorative punch to create 2 borders. Ink the edges with a teal colour ink.  Add one around the top and one around the bottom of the tins. 
  • Add some lace around the bottom of the tin.
  • Add some satin 1/4" satin ribbon around the bottom of the tin and around the top....over the borders so that the edge of the borders are still showing.
  • Stamp and die cut several sets of the flowers.  I have coloured mine in using some lemon and teal chalk inks applying with a sponge dauber.  Use a flower shaping tool and mat to add definition to the flowers. Layer some of the flowers up as I have done in the picture.
  • Stamp and die cut about 10 of the fern leaves onto some pale green sage paper/thin card.  I have used the same colour as I have used for the borders.
  • Die cut some of the decorative swirl flourishes from the cut mat create die sets.
  • Add the leaves, flowers and flourishes to the top of the tin as in picture. I have used some 3D glue gel to create a little height.
  • Either stamp, colour and cut out the Peacock from the Feathered Peacock stamp or cut out one of the peacock images from the papers.
  • Using 3D gel or pads and add the peacock to the top of the collar on the tin.
  • Glue the rest of the flowers and leaves in a nice cluster to the front of the tin.
  • Make a triple bow with the satin ribbon and add a crstyal sparkler to the centre. Add the bow to the bottom of the cluster of flowers.
  • To finish the tin off add some Stickles glitter to the flowers and also a little to the flourishes.

I hope I have inspired you to use this collection to create some altered art :)

Take care x


  1. Hi Nikki
    Lovely project,might give it a go. Good luck sorting your crafty stash!
    Love Angela x

  2. Very pretty, I've just finished covering a box and a circular tin with the Sunflower collection papers and stamps but nothing as elaborate as your example I must have another go I think.

  3. Beautiful Nikki, the paper is gorgeous. Good luck with your packing, I really don't envy that one x

  4. Morning Nikki, My heart foes out to you, moving house is so stressful, and packing up your craft room, I can sympathise, where do you start !!!!
    I absolutely adore this collection and your altered coffee bean tin is stunning. I ordered my bundle and I'm just waiting for them to come, can't wait.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  5. Me, again, Sorry that should read "My heart goes out to you" xx

  6. This lovely Nikk8i - fantastic colours.
    Don't envy you packing up to move - my daughter's doing the same thing - we don't realise how much 'stash' we accumulate until we have to sort it out!!

  7. Hi Nikki
    I'm just loving how you've decorated the coffee tin. Your ideas are certainly uplifting. They show us what could be achieved. Written instructions as well, thanks very much. I do hope your not working to hard and working and packing up. You'll wear yourself out. I have lots of crafty stuff that I no longer use also. That's before I knew better about what and what not to buy. It's all trial and error at first.

  8. Well Nikki i am speechless, you truly are an inspiration, who would have thought you could get a beautiful work of art out of a tin ? Well done !

    Elaine H X

  9. I can't wait to try this, it is soo stunning. I'm going to Scrapbook Expo this week and plan to buy my Peacock stamps, etc. Thanks for sharing with us.

  10. Oh my word! This would be a fabulous gift even if you gave it empty, it's absolutely stunning Nikki. I do hope the planning and packing go well for you, moving home is such hard work but worthwhile in the end. Pat x

  11. Nikki, what an amazing project, and so creative too. So much beauty, everywhere you look.

  12. Morning Nikki
    This project is stunning. Love it. Lovely to see you on the box yesterday
    Lovely cards and loved the bird box.
    Carol s

  13. Hi nikki.
    My u have been a busy lady. I'm surprised ur not shattered after all that lol
    Smashing tin love the colours x

  14. Hi Nikki, looked for your blog after seeing your wonderful creations on C&C and I've found it - hurrah!! This is an amazing project - simply stunning :-)

  15. Amazing Nikki. Its SO beautiful, only YOU could turn a tin from boring metal to an absolutly stunning amazing work of art. Have you thought of donating some of your crafty stash you no longer need or use, I have sent a lot of 'older' craft bits n pieces to my local childrens ward to help take their mind off being in hospital, it feels so good to see the play therapist's face light up.
    Dont burn yourself out Nikki - the craft world needs you : )

    Lancashire Steph xx

  16. So very pretty. I too, looked you up after seeing you and your wonderful demonstrations on C&C. I get so inspired. Thank you, You're the best.

  17. I love your altered project! Just amazing. I look forward to getting to know you better as we serve on Heartfelt Creations DT! Marie


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  19. This is a total joy to behold! Fabulous make. Well done you clever thing!


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