Thursday, March 24, 2016

Paper mache teacups

When we had a play day earlier this month for a friend's birthday, we made a start on paper mache teacups. You might remember this photo from one of my daily journal pages
The FREE pattern is from Ann Wood and available HEREI brought home some extra wallpaper paste, and went on to add to my bases - first a layer of small book text.
Then time to add colour - I chose to add serviettes to mine, and this was what I used to add colour to the large cup.
The large cup is 8cm high and the mouth of the cup 10cm looking down on it. The original pattern was for the small cup, but I enlarged just for fun.
I enjoy adding found words - I discovered the perfect sentence in a large print book, and was able to use a couple of tags from actual tea bags on the small cup.
And I ♥ the glitter effect
Here they are side by side - I don't care that they are a bit wonky. 
They make me smile.
Hope you have lots to make you smile this lovely long Easter weekend.


  1. Wendy @ Late Start StudioMarch 24, 2016 at 11:25 PM

    They're gorgeous Lynette! It's a very long time since I made anything like this.

  2. Thanks both of you - they were so fun to make :-)

  3. Oh and they make me smile too! papier mache teacups spanning the globe!! Love how you added the text inside too.

  4. Gorgeous! And globe spanning simultaneous teacup making?! I love it. Thanks so much for spreading the teacup word.

  5. Oh wow, they are SO pretty! They make me want to sit in an English garden and sip tea all summer long, and I think that is a good feeling... :-)

  6. These look wonderful! So delicate and pretty! I really like how you decorated the cups, leaving the text visible. The little quote in the inside is a nice touch too. Must try this once!

  7. i love these. can you tell me the ratio you used for wallpaper paste to water. thank you

    1. I'm sorry it was so long ago I don't remember but the instructions don't imply that it was watered down at all so just make up according to your paste packet instructions. Any glue would work - it's just for the paper mache layers and that's probably a cheap option.
      They are really fun to make :-)


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