Sunday, 26 May 2013

Shernocky Sunday - Shernocky Craft Monthly Tutorial - Oriental upcycled tin

Hiya crafty friends,

Welcome to this months Shernocky Crafts tutorial!

I tried my hand at a bit of upcycling for this tutorial, which includes, believe it or not, an empty pineapple tin. I had had a bit of a crafters block (we have all been there haven't we), so my mum gave me the tin me for a bit of a challenge, and this is what I came up with...thanks mum :)

Supplies (all available from Shernocky Crafts store)
  • Graphic 45 8x8 Birdsong collection - Joy Luck
  • Flitter Glu starter kit
  • Crafters Companion tape runner
  • Hobby House ribbon 
  • Cork coaster
  • Tin (I used a pineapple tin)
  • Terracotta pot dish (from my local garden centre)
  • Hot glue gun
  • Craft Knife
  • Paper trimmer
  • Scallop circle punch
1. Measure the depth of the tin from bevel to bevel and make a note of it.

2. Cut two lengths of the patterned paper the same width of the tin. In my case it was 4.4cm

3. Apply the Crafters Companion adhesive tape to the back of on of the strips

4. Stick to the outside of the tin and wrap around, making sure it stays between the bevels

5. The 8x8 paper didn't fit all around my tin... using the second I cut a length that would cover the gap that was left

6. Now onto the lid...I used my Flitter Glu starter kit that I got as part of a workshop that I did at the Shernocky Crafts shop, which included the Winter Dawn Gilding Flakes...

..firstly, I did apply the Flitter Glu glue to the edge of the coaster but I found that it was adsorbing into the cork. So I applied some of the Crafters Companion tape adhesive to the edge, then applied some of the silver gilding worked really well.

I then rubbed off the excess 

7. Take the terracotta dish and ribbon...

...and apply adhesive to the outer rim...

...then wrap and stick the ribbon to the adhesive.

6. Taking your gilded coaster, cut a slit in the centre the width of the ribbon

7. Thread a folded length of the ribbon through the slit, being careful not to break the cork as you pull.

8. Fold out the ribbon and adhere to the back of the coaster.

9. Apply some hot glue to the rim of the terracotta dish and adhere the cork coaster to it.

10. Punch a scallop circle and cut a slit in the centre, the width of the ribbon.

11. Apply adhesive to the back of the circle and thread the ribbon through the slit.


  1. Fabulous tutorial Debbie, and a great end result thank you for sharing.

    Linda xxx

  2. Wow Debbi this is fabulous, love your tutorial and great way to upcycle.
    Hugs Rachael :) xx

  3. A fabulous project and tutorial - thank you x

  4. A Great project and tutorial thank you for sharing.

  5. Wow - what a great original project, Deb - & I loved your use of the Crafter's Companion tape runner on the cork to adhere the flakes - what a fab idea on porous, absorbent material!! Can't wait to add this to Shernocky's tutorial section!!


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