Tuesday, 22 May 2018

The Blank Page Muse Altered Coffee Tin

Hello All

Do you have a pen collecting problem but also really love coffee?
Well i have a solution for you.
Turn that coffee tin into storage for your huge pen collection!!
So crack out that coffee tin because now you have an excuse to empty it.

Yellow decoupage papers
Washi tape
black card
white pen
embossing powder

Start off by coating the tine with two to three layers of white paint or until the print underneath is mostly covered.

Next mix PVA glue with water and paint onto the tin before adding the decoupage paper. Paint the glue both on the tin and over the paper to keep it all smooth.

Once dry take some wide washi tape and glue it along the centre of the tin.

Take a piece of plain card and stamp out enough flowers  to cover the top and bottom of the tin.

I used watercoliour paints to colour them  in

From the front label, Cut a small piece of black cardstock. Use the flower stamp from the Art Journal Mixed  Media Stamp Set and use clear ink to stamp them onto the edges of the card. Use The Seth Apter Ancient Amber Embossing Powder over the to and apply heat to set. Use a white pen to add the a description to the front.

Glue the flower boarder around the top and bottom of the tin and add lace as well.

A few close ups of the finished project

Thank you  for visiting


  1. Hi Katie this is a gorgeous project I love how you have decorated the tin. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Fabulous decorated tin and love the flowers-I have my pens in a coffee tin but not decorated --thanks for the inspiration
    Carol x

  3. So awesome Katie! I love the size of your can and would never have thought to use fabric to cover with. Such an awesome upcycled project. Hugs, Autumn

  4. What a transformation, great project Katie xx

  5. Great solution for an overflowing supply of pens etc. Great upcycling project, love your decoration of this!!

  6. I really love what you did with that!!! I am into upcycling and altering things too. I would love to see you enter this in Crafter's Castle monthly challenge :) Hugs...Janie

  7. I forgot to tell you....Crafter's Castle is at

  8. A really great project Katie. I love seeing things that are both handcrafted and useful.