This tea pot is an advanced project but worth it. I made these for all of the women in my family as Valentines and filled them with chocolates. I used different papers for each person based on their style. I forgot to take pictures along the way because I was having so much fun. I will make another one and add the photos.
Arianna Blooms Tea Pot
If you would like to recreate this project, see below.
- Arianna Blooms Paper Collection
- Arianna Blooms Stamps and Dies
- Open Leaf Stamps and Dies
- Flower Shaping Tool Kit
- Score Board, Ruler
- Thin Ribbon – 1/8” , Length ~15”
- Envelope Punch Board, Crocodile or Small Hole-Punch
- Adhesives, Scissors
- Wink of Stella – Gold
- Stamp all flowers and leaves onto desired paper. For this project, I stamped my flowers and leaves on the Arianna Blooms paper.
- Die cut all flower pieces and leaves.
- Color your flowers and leaves. Since I used patterned paper, I only accented the flower petals with Walnut distress ink and Wink of Stella Gold.
- Use flower-shaping kit to shape petals and leaves.
- Assemble your flowers and add your centers. I used Golden Sun ink to color my stamens.
Tea Pot Base:
- Cut your card stock to measure 10 ¾” x 7”. I used a patterned paper, so make sure you cut your paper the direction you would like your pattern to be seen.
- On the long side of the paper, score at 1 ¾”, 3 ½”, 5 ¼”, 7”, 8 ¾”, 10 ½”.
- On the short side of your paper, score at 1 ¼” and 4 ½”.
- Fold all score lines.
- Using your Envelope Punch Board, punch along the 1 ¼” score line at each of the long side score lines. Fold over the paper at each long score mark and then punch. Fold the next score line and punch again. Do this for all of the score lines.
- Cut off top right and bottom right squares.
- Apply double-sided tape to top edge of paper. Fold down along the 4 ½” score line and attach.
- Apply double-sided tape to little flap on the right side. Bring the edges together into a circular shape, tuck the little flap in and attach.
- To close the bottom of the cup, apply double-sided tape to the edge of a flap and then attach to the piece opposite the opening. Do this with other opposing pieces.
Tea Pot Spout:
- Cut your card stock to 3” x 5 ¾”.
- On the short side of your paper, score at 5/8”. Fold score line down.
- With the folded end against the edge of your score board, notch at ½”, 1”, 1 ½”, 2”, 2 ½”, 3 ¼”, 4 ¼”, 4 ¾”, 5 ¼”.
- Open up the fold.
- On the long side of the paper opposite your notches, make another notch at 2 7/8”.
- Using your 2mm tip from your flower shaping kit and a ruler, score a line from the center notch to the 2 middle notches below. Move the top of the ruler slightly over and then score to the next notch. Do this to all the notches.
- Fold all of the score lines gently.
- Cut the far left and far right of the paper off at the edge of the last score line.
- From the bottom, cut up to the score line at the point of each notch.
- Apply double-sided tape to the right edge and fold over to create spout shape. Marry the sides together to give a clean edge.
- Close the bottom of the spout the same way that you closed the bottom of the mug.
- Snip the tip of the spout at an angle from the top down.
- Set aside. We don’t want to attach the spout to the base until we know where our lid is going to rest.
Tea Pot Lid:
- Cut your card stock to measure 11 ¾” x 2 7/8”.
- On the long side, score at 1 7/8”, 3 ¾”, 5 5/8”, 7 ½”, 9 3/8”, 11 ¼”.
- On the short side, score at ½” and 1”.
- Fold all score lines.
- Flip paper over so that short side is on the left.
- Notch each square in the middle: 1 ½”, 3 3/8”, 5 ¼”, 7 1/8”, 9”, 10 7/8”. Turn paper back over.
- Using your ruler and 2mm tip again, gently score from the center of each square to the corners creating a central triangle.
- Fold your vertical score lines as valley folds. Fold your diagonal score lines as mountain folds.
- Apply double-sided tape on the back side at the bottom edge (edge near the ½” score line). Fold over and attach.
- Apply double-sided tape to the front right edge of your paper. Make a circle shape with your paper and marry the edges. You should be able now to bring all of the triangle points together toward the center and see the shape of the lid.
- In the center of each triangle near the tip (leave a little room so your paper won’t tear), punch a small hole.
- Taking your ribbon, come up through a hole from the bottom. Go down the hole opposite from where you came up. Even out your tails. They should be hanging from the inside of your lid.
- With 1 tail, come up thru a hole that is on the opposite side from your original spot. Then, go down into the hole that is on the opposite side. Repeat this with the other tail.
- Gently tighten your ribbon until all the tips of the triangles come together. Tie a knot in your ribbon on the inside of your lid.
- Decorate your lid with your beautiful Arianna Blooms and foliage.
- Place your lid onto the base.
- Using adhesive, attach your spout to the front of the base.
- For your handle, use a 1 ¼” x 6” piece of card stock. Score at ¾”, fold in half and adhere together.
- With your fingers or a bone folder, gently give a curve to the handle.
- Score the handle edges at ½” on each side and fold.
- Apply adhesive to each scored area.
- Attach the handle to the side of the base and to the bottom of the base.
- Manipulate curve of the handle into desired shape.
Here are some other colors.