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Shabby She Shed Tin plus Bird Charms Sale (and FREE Gift)!

Filed under Art Projects, Back in Stock, Beads, Giveaways, Newsletters, Sale, Shannon Cooper, Tiny Dress Shop Kit

Soooo cute! Design Team Member Shannon Cooper has made an impossibly tiny display inside a Blank Altoids Tin. So perfectly proportioned (see the 2nd photo of it down in the Giveaway section, in Shannon’s hand, for a better idea of the size).

I’ll just quote from Shannon’s blog post… and a teaser: that rabbit on the top shelf has inspired the new FREE gift!

Blank Altoids Tins are by far one of the best things on the planet. They can be transformed into countless things: decorated containers for secret things, pocket sewing kits for embroidery on-the-go, a base for altered art, or even a place to display miniatures. It was the Altered Tin Facades, coupled with a blank tin, that inspired me to create a wee scene with a shabby chic aesthetic. The Moments in Time 6×6 Paper Pad might have had something to do with it too. It is very pretty!

I began with the furniture, which is made from a few buttons and bent wire that has been painted white. The table was covered with a bit of doily and some Dresden trim. I chose a fabric covered button for the cushion of the chair and an oval button for the back. The back seemed plain so I painted on a few flowers. I emulated that on the tiny, tiny shutters also. I really love those shutters and am happy that they found a home on a very appropriate piece. The picture frame is simply cut from heavy cardstock, glued at an angle to give it a little dimension, and then painted. The shelf is also cardstock that is covered in paper and glued in place. The cute lamps come from the Dress Shop Shape Set. I chopped them in half, covered them in paper, added a doily trim, then glued them in place.

Here’s a link to see all of Shannon’s supplies, and you can see more photos and read more on Shannon’s blog post. There’s a chance to win EVERYTHING Shannon used down in the Giveaway.

NEW Bunnies & Owls FREE Gift Kit with every order!

Yes, that cute bunny on the top shelf in Shannon’s “shabby shed” inspired this one… ALL orders, now through Monday night, May 14th (2018) will receive TWO of the mixed rabbits and TWO owls (one of the new Black Glass Owl Beads and one of the 27mm Bronze Owl Pendants) FREE!

Note: I’m showing 3 possible kits in the photo… the bunnies come in 2 shapes and 3 colors.

New Sale!

Speaking of those cute owls, ALL of the Bird Charms (which also includes Bird Beads) are on sale!

26 options, like the 2 owls in the gift kit, or the Small Ceramic Horned Owl Beads at right.

The sale ends MONDAY night, May 14th 2018.

Hooray for the Tiny Shabby Chic Shed Giveaway!

First off: EVERYTHING in Shannon’s supply list is in today’s Giveaway! (16 items!)

I’m going to highlight a few (more) things Shannon used (most creatively!):
Antique Silver Tall Flower Bead Caps (painted white as used as planters for the roses… see the photo above)
Dress Shop Shape Set (one of the lamps cut in half, trimmed with doily lace)
Set of Louvered Shutters (painted green and with roses added to match the chair)
Mini Oval Box or Tassel Cap (as a box on the shelf)
House of Roses on the Porch Scrapbook Paper (strips used as wood planks across the house facade… and there’s a tutorial for this technique on Shannon’s blog post!)

To enter the Tiny Shabby Chic Shed Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY or TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, Friday Night, May 11, 2018).

AND tell me: Your Tin and Facades… How will you use them? A shabby chic scene like Shannon’s sample? (try saying that 5 times fast…) Something else?

Don’t forget to leave your (hello! correct) email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via

Hey, who won the Trinket Box and Foldy Thing Giveaway from Sunday’s newsletter? That would be Denise Humenik! Congrats! Check your email for info.

Posted by Leslie, May 10th, 2018

45 responses to “Shabby She Shed Tin plus Bird Charms Sale (and FREE Gift)!”

  1. Debra Young says:

    OMG. This is so cute. Would probably make something very similar. Those little phones are a must have also.

  2. Ann F. says:

    The mini phones are adorable. I love what Shannon made and would try to recreate something along those lines.

  3. toewsk says:

    How about a glimpse into a tiny library?

  4. Kathryn McCartney says:

    I love this project. Wouldn’t it make a perfect Mother’s Day card/gift!

  5. Nancy O says:

    Either a fortune tellers abode or Santa’s work shed.

  6. love this I would make a victorian scene

  7. Rhonda Sihocky says:

    I love the Victorian scene idea! I want to do that.

  8. Kim Lucak says:

    Beautiful! I think I would make a potting shed 🙂

  9. Cheryl Lee says:

    This is just way too sweet! I would make something very similar. I LOVE that scrapbook paper pad! Actually, I love all the things about that tin!!! Congrats to Denise!

  10. Sue Pierson says:

    I love this! Especially the beautiful paper. Since I’m a gardener, I would make an old potting shed scene.

  11. Marykay chisum says:

    All Halloween. All the time!

  12. Liz says:

    Beautiful replication of a Shabby Chic Room. I would not change a thing and I’m definitely going to use the lamp and the siding techniques!

  13. Amy says:


  14. Ina Good says:

    Thanks Shannon for such an inspiring Room!I love how you created it and would make mine similar…love the lamp and shelf too!

  15. Jean Marmo says:

    Oh my goodness! This is just darling!!

  16. Claire says:

    This is calling out to me to be an Oceanside cabana! Adorable!

  17. I would make it so much like this it’s just too cute!!!

  18. Pauline says:

    SOOOO Cute. Would love to win it.

  19. Jen R says:

    I would try something similar to this!

  20. Traci says:

    Cute shed-love the shutters. Reminds me of Key West where you can just throw open your shutters.

  21. Emily Ann N. says:

    I’d probably make something for Halloween.

  22. Michelle says:

    Love this! I would try to do something similar, but may shabby it up a little more

  23. Rebecca R. says:

    I would make mine a tiny fairy cottage!

  24. Laura callies says:

    A halloween kawaii scene

  25. Lana says:

    Oh this is right up my alley. I LOVE the gingerbread trim!

  26. Celia says:

    I would make it a window looking outside to a winter scene

  27. Kat Cashwell says:

    this is adorable! I would have to do a halloween scene !!

  28. Gilda says:

    Love, love Shannon’s Shabby Chic Shed and would definitely try to duplicate.

  29. Carla says:

    Love the she shed! Would probably have to make it just the same !

  30. Karen Mallory says:

    That is so cute! Of course I need to make one just like it!

  31. Barb A says:

    Have a collection of miniature she sheds, would make something similar to Shannon’s she shed to add to that collection.

  32. Megan Warren says:

    Some of my miniatures need a display place and this is a great idea, so they will have homes.

  33. Anne W says:

    That shed is so darling. I would like to do a pretty Renoir lady sitting room of some sort. Very Impressionist-inspired and colorful!

  34. Kim R says:

    Those phones are soo cute! I would make a Mom cave!

  35. Andrea Pretlow says:

    I would do a summer garden theme.

  36. Jo says:

    This is SO CUTE! I would love to use these pieces to make a little Alice in Wonderland scene or a little Halloween scene.

  37. Judy Goodwin says:

    This is so adorable that I think I would try to make something similar.

  38. Aa floral shabby chic shed for sure. Love it!!

  39. Jan K says:

    I would make a shabby chic garage for a little mini shabby chic camper I have!

  40. Diane Duller says:

    I love your shabby chic shed. I would like to make a fairy abode.

  41. Debbie S. says:

    Congrats Denise! Love Shannon’s Shed, would probably do similar. Thanks for the chance to win.

  42. Barb Macaskill says:

    Totally darling! Love the little phonestoo! 🤞TFS!

  43. Nadine says:

    I think a little she shed would be great!

  44. Mary Mac says:

    I would try a garden scene.

  45. Sandie says:

    I would do a Christmas scene.