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Time for a Spot of Tea!

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It is another fantastic challenge kicking off over at Decorate to Celebrate with this round’s theme being “Tea Party”!  As many of you know, I am  mother of two little girls so one can imagine the many impromptu tea parties we have around here.  I decided to make this cheery chalkboard sign to hang on my kiddo’s playhouse front door to announce upcoming tea parties we throw for their dolls and play dates.  I swear, I am such a BIG little girl at heart!

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I found the wooden tea pot at Michales recently and applied a quick and dirty coat of cream colored craft paint.  While I was waiting for the paint to dry, I pulled out the Silhouette and cut the circle stencil on 12×12 card stock and used Glue Dots to secure to the tea pot so I could spray the chalkboard paint to the project.

While the chalkboard paint was drying I took laser cut bees I found at Michales and glittered the wings using Piccolo Pure Sparkle Gold Glitter securing with Glastique. I then applied Piccolo 3D Enamel Gels (Lemon Butter, Colbalt Turquoise and Orange). I set them aside to set and dry.

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Once the chalk board paint dried  I heat embossed the tea pot with Piccolo Embossing Powder Adhesive and  Turquoise Lagoon Embossing Powder.

I then took some buttons and  threaded with Hemptique Hemp .2 mm thread and hot glued to the bees.  I then took the thread and some Hemptique Hemp Cord and tied around the top of the tea pot and then threaded a button with more hemp thread and hot glued to the center.  I fluffed the cord and thread.  I was very happy how the hemp thread texture and vibrant colors really complimented this project with following the whimsy feel, yet keeping the all natural no-nonsense integrity of the product.  If you have not worked with hemp and all natural crafting products, you must add that to your list and check out my friends over at Hemptique!

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Now be sure to head over to Decorate to Celebrate and see the amazing “Tea Party” ideas that the rest of the design team has come up with and LINK UP your creative tea time inspiration.

Thanks for sharing a piece of “enjoying every spot of tea party my little ones invite me to” pie with me.

LINKING UP TO:

I Gotta Create – Wildly Originally Linking Party

The Real Thing with the Coake Family – Real Family Fun

Everyday is an Occassion – Sunday Funday

Craftin Desert Diva’s Linking Party

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About apieceoflifespie

I am a stay at home domestic engineer that has a love for my family, food, writing, crafting, photography and most of all a clean and orderly house. I feel I was born in the wrong era in many things and the only thing I would change if I was a "Donna Reed or June Cleaver" kind of mom is that I would still get to wear my sweats and Crocs while washing the windows.

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  1. Arin, this is so pretty! Great colors! So artsy! You’re so creative!

    Susie

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  2. This is gorgeous, Arin!! I love the awesome design and all the details you’ve added!! This is amazing!! Have a great day 🙂

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  3. This is so cool and I’m sure will get lots of use by your little ones – and you LOL! TFS and have a great week.

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  4. what a cute teapot

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  5. Very creative project and I love the added details of the glitter and buttons:) Have a great day!
    Hugs,
    Norma

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  6. This is so beautiful. You always come up with the most amazing and inspiring project. I love everything about this. I want to make one too!! Have a great week. 🙂

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  7. I so want to have a tea party. It’s hard to find a tea set that would work well for boys. I’ve been thinking about making my own. If I do, I’m for sure going to need to make a chalkboard sign. Love it!

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  8. So cute! We used to have many more tea parties than we do now…guess that is what happens as they get older. Enjoy all those tea parties! Thanks so much for linking up at Real Family Fun.
    KC

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  9. Oh I love this idea! What a neat project and decor for your girls! Love the colors and the sparkle!!!

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  10. Arin, GREAT details and SO adorable!! I love, love, LOVE the bees!! They are SO cute!! 🙂

    BIG HUGS,
    Amy 🙂 at http://www.lovetocrop.com

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  11. This is so fun and adorable! Love all those buttons.

    Hope you will stop by and link up at Craftin Desert Divas “Button” Linky Party.

    Tara
    Craftin Desert Diva’s

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  12. Oh my goodness!!! This is too cute!!! I love it!!! following you on pinterest!!! Thank you for linking up with us for linky party #3 over at http://craftindesertdivas.com/.

    Robin
    http://cutonedesignsbyrobin.blogspot.com/

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