Thursday, December 16, 2010

Altered Coffee Can

"Green Christmas"

Well, my challenge was on MPTS Forum was "Green Christmas". We had to recycle or upcycle an item around the house. We love coffee and I keep these cans to store items in. So, I thought it would neat to see what I can do with one.

I cut the bottom off by putting it through my can

It makes it easy to place over a candle but as my mom reminded me I could use one of those battery candles..LOL. Now she tells me!! :)

I will be live on ustream on Friday the 17th @ 9pm EST.
Come join the fun and make sure you sign up for an account so you can ask me questions. I might try to slip a flower technique in if I have time :)

Coffee Can Supply List:
- Empty coffee can
-Sand paper
-Acrylic paint (any color you would like for your background ) 
-Paint brush
-Clear acrylic spray
-Wide ribbon
-Embellishments of your choice :)
- Hot glue
-Heat gun

Flower Supply List:
EKSuccess Retro Flower Punch 2"
Rolling Ball embosser
Hot glue

Click here to go to my UStream channel!

I hope to see you there!


  1. Is there a certain kind of cardstock that we need for the flowers?

  2. Beautiful vintage creations here on your blog, I truly enjoyed my visit! I've just begun to really notice/enjoy/try vintage and shabby chic styles. Love this project and your beautiful floral sprays! Thanks for the great inspiration!