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Tiny Tins by Kristin Batsel, Enamel Charms, New Sale & Giveaway!

Filed under Altered Tins, Art Projects, Fairy Garden, Giveaways, Kristin Batsel, Lucky Star Kit

I’m going to jump into the new items first (then move to today’s TINY artwork — cuz that artwork leads directly into today’s new sale — and Giveaway)!

Oh my… these enamel charms are so cute (and well made)! Big enough to be pendants (and begging to be a gift for a cat-lover in your life). And we got the very popular Enameled Seashell Charm Mix back-in-stock, too. Oh and there’s one oddball here: Tiny Wooden House Shadowbox (which is small enough to be a pendant)!

Five Tiny Tins: Fairies, Mary, and Alice by Design Team Member Kristin Batsel

Are these not the sweetest, TINIEST tin shrines! Kristin really out-did herself with these little wonders (and such a variety of themes)! See that photo below for how tiny these shrines are (the tins are about 1″ wide).

Here’s an intro from Kristin’s blog post to get us started:

How sweet are these little 1″ by 2″ tins? I made a couple shrines with the ones I had, and then begged Leslie to send me at least 5 more. The tins come with a sliding lid, and I still plan to try a design incorporating the lid, but for now: tiny shrines. I started out making little fairy shrines. The backs of the tins are covered in scrapbook paper. Tiny wings from a collage sheet are added to create fairies, who dance on beds of moss amongst the smallest of mushrooms, made from floral stamens.

All the fairies are attached with small pieces of foam tape to add dimension. This first fairy is friends with a lucky ladybug [see tin at right]. Her crown is made from a sequin star, cut in half and glued together points up. For link to the supplies used for this tin, click here. A full list of supplies for all the tins is at the end of this post.

Note: there are separate supply lists for each of the tins at left (left to right):
The White Rabbit
“Shine” Male Fairy
“Wish” Ballerina Fairy

Several of the tins have half-round metal toppers on them. I used a wide pair of pliers to gently bend round medallions in half. The pieces I used were very easy to bend. Just grip the medallion where you want to bend it, and push to fold. The flat side can then be glued to the top of the tin with E6000 glue.

Kristin shows how to bend one of those brass medallions on her blog post. You can read more and see more photos in Kristin’s blog post.

Plus see below — after the new sale — for a Giveaway that includes everything in Kristin’s FULL supply list (for all the tins)!

NEW Sale: ALL Pixie Hill Collage Sheets

So what do I think of when I think of TINY and FAIRIES? Nichola Battilana! So here’s a 50% off sale on ALL Pixie Hill Collage Sheets!

Over 40 items including ALL THREE examples below, all used in Kristin’s Tins!

The sale ends TUESDAY NIGHT, February 23rd at midnight PST. See the entire sale collection here!

Five Tiny Tins Giveaway!

Ah… there’s the photo showing the line-up of all the tins!

Yes, I said it! EVERYTHING in Kristin’s Supply List is included in today’s Giveaway! (That’s the BIG, broad supply list including parts from ALL FIVE TINS)!

Just click on this Supply List link for photos and links to everything in Kristin’s artwork, which are also all included in the Giveaway!

To enter the Five Tiny Tins 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, MONDAY Night, February 22, 2021).

And tell me: what will you make with these supplies?

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!

Posted by Leslie, February 21st, 2021

71 responses to “Tiny Tins by Kristin Batsel, Enamel Charms, New Sale & Giveaway!”

  1. Lauren Rein says:

    Love the idea of tiny shrines. I think I would use these tins (and supplies) to make prayer boxes or whish boxes. The starburst charm reminds me of the Moravian Star, witch would be perfect in a Czech themed vignette.

  2. Deb says:

    How about an easter bunny scene?

  3. Oh my goodness, so sweet. I just finished an Altoid tin challenge, now I want to create these beauties! I would make them into pendents for sure with inspirational words and images.

  4. Kim R says:

    These tiny tins are so cute
    I would make tiny fairies or gnomes for a shrine.

  5. jean marmo says:

    I think I would try to make fairies for my granddaughter. These are just wonderful.

  6. Deenie H. says:

    Love tiny tins! I’m thinking refrigerator magnets all guests can see! 🙂

  7. Karen L. says:

    These are so delightful! I would use the supplies to make a series of enchanted forest scenes. And whatever I didn’t use in the tins would be perfect for atcs, inchies or trading coins.

  8. Leah says:

    Tiny Christmas tree ornaments? Tiny pendants? I can’t even decide! 😍

  9. Kathy S. says:

    Me too—all about the tiny tins! The family pets; one per tin.

  10. Kathleen Brandt says:

    I would create a tiny reminder for my 3 children of the greatness inside them that I see.

  11. Karen Werner says:

    I love to make these altered tins! I have made several and customized them for my friends’ gifts for birthdays, graduations, Christmas, etc. I have always adored anything miniature.

  12. Donna says:

    All I can say is WOW!. I love tiny and the tinier the better. These little tins are just so great. I’m thinking some tiny animals might keep a little St. Francis company in one.

  13. Ann F. says:

    I love to alter matchboxes, but I think altering these tiny tins would be even more enjoyable.

  14. Anne S says:

    Lobe these tiny tins! I would make a mini celestial goddess.

  15. Great stuff and good ideas! Can’t wait to start one!

  16. Barbara Griggs says:

    These tiny tins are an inspiration for making some themed jewelry. Since it’s Lent, I would make a series of saints’ shrines for people to wear their faith on a chain around their neck for all to see. But later, I think Alice shrine pendants would be lovely; and I have a lot of tiny skeletons that would love to cavort in them, come Halloween!

  17. Jen R says:

    Ooo i am taking a class right now on making nichos. These would be fun to do!

  18. Denise Bryant says:

    Love the Tiny Tins! A fairy scene inside one would be a fun project!

  19. Debra says:

    Love, Love, Love! Would love to add a tiny tin on a junk journal dangle!

  20. Maria B says:

    Tiny shrines seems the obvious answer. You have provided such fine inspiration.

  21. Dianna says:

    Love the tiny tins! I would make anything that is fun and exciting! That’s everything!

  22. Daylan says:

    Some of it I would make a fairy tale tree and decorate it with the tins. Others will go into an Alice display. Thank you for another exciting opportunity!

  23. Susan M L says:

    I love making tiny shrines that can sit in the smallest areas, or hang on the fridge with a magnet. The collage sheets of tiny people and wings are perfect for making fun little scenes. Kristin’s shrines are terrific, and offer such great inspiration!

  24. Bernadette Ho says:

    These are so adorable! I’d want to be able to wear them somehow. Maybe a broach?

  25. Judy says:

    Love these! The cats are great for room boxes!

  26. LeAnn Aagard says:

    I would love to make jewelry with the charms and gift boxes to put it in with the tins.

  27. Lynne Hoffman says:

    So sweet! Maybe Alice shrines for our Very Merry Unbirthday Party!

  28. Heather C says:

    I love these! I think they’d make sweet little wish boxes.

  29. Cherry Nowell says:

    Oh aren’t they just yummy!!!! Love them.

  30. Jennifer J says:

    These are the cutest little shrines. I love the fairies and that star crown is so clever!!

  31. Starqueen says:

    Oh my! How sweet! Tiny and Fairies sing to me, too! I would make an Astrology vignette…a fairy for each sign of the Zodiac.🤩

  32. Jackie says:

    The tinier the better….I can envision something with tarot cards.

  33. Nancy says:

    These would make magical tiny protection altars.

  34. Jo says:

    These tins are adorable! I can’t believe how small they are – what a great idea!!!

  35. Laural says:

    The possibilities are endless..Loving the idea

  36. Janet M Turner says:

    I love the tiny tins. I would have to make Alice tins. I’ve gotten so many Alice collage sheets from use and I would love to use them on these tins!

  37. Stacia Schwartz says:

    I love the little shrines, and of course the lids are perfect for refrigerator magnets. I think the set would be awfully cute as a fairytale set.

  38. Jaimi B says:

    Amazing! I’d like to make tiny shrines.

  39. Jenn McCann says:

    I would love to make these shrines and give them as talismans for my friends.

  40. marilyn fishwick says:

    Love Kristin’s stuff always but these really spoke to me. I want to make some of these using some of the forest tea party paper I bought last month. Small forest creatures, tea and flowers, oh my!

  41. Karen Mallory says:

    These are all so cute!! Great job Kristin! I would make Alice tins!!

  42. Linda H Standart says:

    Love these tiny shrines. Perfect for themed gifts for special people. Add the teacup cats for some CATTY friends. They would LOVE them

  43. Peggy Jo Manning says:

    Love the add ons of the wings everywhere. Looks like a really fun bunch of stuff to play with.

  44. Susie Hamsho says:

    I would make a “tin within a tin shrine”. The tiny tins within an altered Altoid tin with the same theme. These are just adorable.

  45. Gina caruso says:

    I also do art in alto if tins as well as assemblage on bird houses. It would be wonderful to be a winner here!

  46. kd says:

    Loving the tiny tins! I’d make inspirational-message gifts for gal pals.

  47. Lea Cook says:

    Wow! What a great way to use all the miniatures I’ve been collecting 🙌🏻😁

  48. JIll MacCartney says:

    Absolutely darling! I would love to create with these!

  49. Pauline says:

    Make a tiny Easter mini.

  50. Shirley Miller says:

    These are so sweet! I would make forest fairy abd spring gnome mini scenes.

  51. Kathy Toews says:

    What a charming collection of tins. So tiny!

  52. Sara H. says:

    I think I would make similar tins. I’m pretty new to this type of crafty work, and I haven’t quite found my own inspiration yet. Still learning how to use different materials to get the looks I see in others’ designs.

  53. Kat Cashwell says:

    Love these ! Would definitely make Alice in wonderland!

  54. Sue Irvine says:

    These tiny tin shrines caught my eye! Wow!

  55. DIane Alterman says:

    Sooo cute and so much faster to make than altoids

  56. Chris Hoffman says:

    Bunny/rabbits 4 Easter, tins hidden inside easter eggs?

  57. Lyneen Jesse says:

    OH MY GOODNESS… these are precious… love the size. I think they would be prefect to make a series of ALICE tins!!!

  58. Lynn Fox says:

    I love these tiny shrines! Certainly would want to make the fairy!’

  59. Laura Norman says:

    So many possibilities for these little shrines! I would probably use the lids and make little travel shrines.

  60. kathy sokol says:

    Yes please! I would have so much fun making pendants for my friends

  61. Janet Johnson says:

    Kristin’s little tins inspire all sorts of ideas! I love doing mini art pieces. I love the toppings on each piece!

  62. Jane Higley says:

    I would make little personalized dream boxes for family and friends, filled with mystery, promise, imagination and inspiration!

  63. Debra says:

    I love to do projects im miniature. I find it very calming. I can tell I will be a frequent visitor here.

  64. Nancy says:

    What a great use for the mini tins

  65. Bridget Haig says:

    What a sweet project, I can see making one foe each of the mothers of the kids I watch for mothers day. Thanks for the lovely idea.

  66. Lana says:

    I do something like this using glass and solder.

  67. Carlye says:

    I would make a set of elemental themed teeny tiny shrinies

  68. Talulah says:

    I want to some tiny nicho for Day Of The Dead, and a moon goddesss shrine and some Alice, and and….

  69. MARILYN RAY says:

    I can see all of these as small showcases for pics of my dog.

  70. Roe says:

    I love crafting with altoids tins and these ideas are awesome.

  71. Sylvia Lovitt says:

    The tiny size of the tins is so endearing, I would make some fairy tins-a celestial one, for sure, maybe a snow fairy, maybe a witch…