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DIY Big Top Birthday Party Circus Tent Favor Boxes

Tuesday, June 19, 2012C Riches

DIY circus tent favor boxes 

As promised, here's the second of our trio of Big Top Party Tutorials: DIY Circus Tent Favor Boxes. I came up with these ideas for my kid's Big Top Circus birthday party last year (you can see the full party here).

DIY Circus Tent Favor Boxes:


* Paper Maché hexagonal or round boxes with lids (sold at craft stores)
* Scrapbook paper ( I printed mine out into white matte cardstock, using the printable scrapbook patterns sold here)
* Scissors
* Double-sided tape
* Hot glue
* Pom-poms
* Acrylic paint in yellow, red and blue
* Paint brush
* Masking tape

1. Mask each part you color in a different shade to avoid colors running together or smudging. Then paint each box as you like and let it dry.

DIY circus tent favor boxes

2. Mark and cut a circle to fit the lid of your box, out of the scrapbook paper from our Big Top Circus Printables. Make a slit from the edge to the center of the circle and fold slightly to form a dome. Stick edges with double-sided tape.

3. Once your box is dry, simply hot glue the paper domes to the lid of the box, and decorate the top of each box with a pom pom (from most craft stores). Use box to dish out candy or trinkets.

DIY circus tent favor boxes


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  1. Love this! Such a cute idea, thanks for sharing!

  2. Muito legal!!!!Amei a ideia,vou postar no meu outro blog e dar os créditos ok?Beijokas..Claudinha

  3. How outrageously adorable are these?? Thanks so much for sharing!


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