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!
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.
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!
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