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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

My Biggest Circus Tin Ever!

My sister gave me a giant empty Altoids tin for Christmas (she knows me so well), so naturally I had to make a circus out of it. I put the biggest performers, the elephants, in it, and tossed in a couple of clowns and some dogs for good measure. This bad boy is 8" by 8"...the tin is about three times the size of a regular Altoids tin. I had to take a picture of a quarter next to it for scale.

Little side view:

And, the back:

It feels good to get back to doing circus crafts. I have an idea for my next circus project using matchboxes. I'm hoping to get started on that this afternoon. 


  1. Love your circus art! This is just magical! Thanks.

  2. You are my new favorite artist! Love your stuff!

  3. Loves! I want a giant tin too, it's fabulous!

  4. Hi, I'm brand new to your site and just love all your crafts. Could you tell me where you get your items to decorate the tins? For example, do you cut images out of old postcards? What papers have all these fantastic graphic images?

  5. Hi, and thanks for the compliment! I get most of my images from collage sheets from Alpha Stamps:


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