Vintage Flower & Taffy Tin

By January 15, 2008General

011408_vintage_taffy_tin_2I meant to get this large heart tin project up before the big reveal last night, but alas, I ran out of time!  So I thought I would go ahead and share it with you today!

011408_vintage_taffy_tin_openI found this FABULOUS nougat taffy at Kroger the other day.  It is made by Brach’s and it is peppermint flavored.  Mmmmmm.  The festive colors and heart shape added to the centers really inspired me.  So I decided to design my tin around them.  I lined the inside of the tin with red polka dot paper (from The Goods Collection by American Crafts).  It really provided a nice backdrop and helped to bring out the red accents in the candy.

011408_punched_heartsI wanted the tin to have a vintage feel and decided a large flower made from the polka-dot paper was the only way to go!  Out came my extra-jumbo scalloped heart punch!  I punched five hearts from the paper.

011408_pinched_heartI knew I wanted to give each petal a little more dimension, So I started by pinching the heart in half at the very bottom of the tip.

011408_rolling_edge_with_stylusI then used the round handle of a stylus (you could even use a pen or pencil for the same effect) to curl the rounded ends of the heart in a downward motion.

011408_five_petalsOnce all the petals were done, they looked like this.

011408_cropadileI stacked them on top of one another and punched a 1/8" hole through all of them at once using the Crop-a-Dile.

011408_threading_orderI also punched a 1/2" circle from white cardstock and added a hole to the center of it as well. This will serve as my anchor ring.  I threaded the components of the flower onto a pearl brad in the order shown in the photo.

011408_vintage_flower_closeupI simply fanned the petals out, added a little adhesive to the back to keep everything in place and attached it to my box!  The little tag uses one of the sentiments from our new Mixed Messages stamp set.  I tied it to the flower using hemp twine.  I just love the way it turned out!  I think I will have to make more flowers like this in the future!  It would be fun to layer the different sizes of heart punches in the same manner to add more dimension & size to the finished product too!  I would love to see your version of this concept!  Please feel free to post links to your special vintage flower projects in the comments section!

SUPPLIES:

Ink- Real red from SU!

Stamps- Mixed Messages from Papertrey Ink

Paper-Rudolph from The Goods Collection by American Crafts

Other- extra-jumbo scalloped heart punch, pearl brad from Paper studio (Hobby Lobby), ribbon ric-rac from Maya Road, Tag Punch from McGill

Nichole Heady

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Join the discussion 25 Comments

  • 1
    Patty Treviño says:

    No hablo mucho ingles, pero por azhares del destino encontre tu pagina, ayer elabore la cajita 2-4-6-8 y me gustó mucho, tus tutoriales ademas de hermosos son super sencillos, gracias por todos, salu2 desde México.

  • 2

    OMG! Seriously!
    How on earth do you do it woman!

  • 3

    How stinkin’ creative is that?!?
    Now, I’m off to create my own little flowers. Thanks for the tutorial! 🙂

  • 4
    Terrie says:

    This is adorable!! Love that the candy seems to be made just for this

  • 5
    Geny says:

    Love that tin!!! Can’t wait to make some flowers like that, you are so talented! That candy is my favorite too:)!

  • 6
    Pat S. says:

    Your flower is just darling! Thank you for sharing the how-to 🙂

  • 7
    Julie Brooks says:

    Very Cute! Yum-o-rama I love that candy!!!

  • 8
    broni says:

    Get out! That is just too stinking cute and creative!!

  • 9
    Rhonda Maynard says:

    Simpley gorgeous tin!!!

  • 10
    Charlene Austin (Willow01) says:

    Love it! Great, now I need to get that sized heart punch too! Can you just send us a list of everything in your craft room so we can just go ahead and purchase it all at once??? Have a wonderful day. I am still on a high from my Guest Star Stamper win. Thank you again for that. I am so honored!!

  • 11
    Jackie Ohlmann says:

    Nichole, I love that heart flower!!! You never cease to amze me with your endless creativity and vision!! I love it!

  • 12
    Amy says:

    Hooray! I just ordered all of the scalloped heart punches!

    Amy

  • 13
    Jewels says:

    Tell me that every single person who has loaded this page today isnt sitting in their craft area making flower after flower…That is super neat…if you dont have a prima…you can have a flower to match whatever you are doing and use up scraps at the same time!

  • 14
    sarah c. (WAstamper on SCS) says:

    WOW – what a fabulous idea for the flower! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the American Crafts paper too. TFS!

  • 15

    So very cute! I love this! Thanks so much for sharing! 🙂

  • 16
    Chris Mott says:

    WOW Nicole, This is awesome. I ordered my tins yesterday and can’t wait to play with them. Love how you made the large flower. Chris

  • 17
    liannallama says:

    beautiful project! I missed the contest above because I read you at work from my feedblitz so I get it late. I don’t worry about the contest, but please take my suggestion for ivory paper! I put it in the other night when you were busy with your release so I want to make sure you saw mine because it is the best suggestion, LOL!
    🙂

  • 18
    JoAnn Burnham says:

    Great. I love it. I am going to try some of these of a scrapbook page. Thanks for sharing.
    JoAnn

  • 19
    shizue says:

    wao………..this is very unique!!!
    You are such a talented creator 😀

    Hello from Hong Kong! I love your blog, and Can I add you in my blog link as well

    Thanks

  • 20
    Sandy says:

    What a great little flower! I’m going to have to try one…

  • 21
    Dee says:

    Great!!!
    I love this flower!!!!!
    🙂
    Thanks

  • 22

    Love, love, love this little flower……great steps and detail pictures! I’m running to make one right now!!!

  • 23
    Term Papers says:

    I also like candies.And There is much important information about that how to make this Vintage Flower & Taffy Tin.I like it so much. let me have one, Thanks for share this Yummy article.

  • 24
    soft cialis says:

    I had to try this right away. The paper I found seems to be thicker or crisper than what you used – yours seems almost transparent. Also, the edges were hard to roll. I tried using a knitting needle to get it to curl better, but no luck. I ended up having to fold and crease and then relaxing that as I rolled. So mine look more like roses, I guess. But I love making them. Yes, I am serious about my paper-crafting.

    I had to try this right away. The paper I found seems to be thicker or crisper than what you used – yours seems almost transparent. Also, the edges were hard to roll. I tried using a knitting needle to get it to curl better, but no luck. I ended up having to fold and crease and then relaxing that as I rolled. So mine look more like roses, I guess. But I love making them. Yes, I am serious about my paper-crafting.

  • 25

    I have been looking through your blog, I love your projects they are so cute and the fabric projects are awesome.Thanks for sharing,

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