Tuesday, January 15, 2008
The Fantasy Teapot
I'd forgotten how much fun a hot glue gun could be! Somehow I never saw my glue gun again after I moved a little over a year ago, so after getting by with Elmer's and Super Glue for a while I decided it was time to invest in a new glue gun. And to celebrate, last night I went to town on a project I'd been mulling over for quite some time: The Fantasy Teapot.
I had an old Chatsford teapot with the Tealuxe logo on it collecting dust out in the garage. First, I painted over the the blue logo with white paint so it wouldn't be seen through any of the jewelry findings I was about to attach. Then, I started sorting through the old tin of jewelry bits and bobs I'd been collecting. Assorted single earrings, some stray rhinestones and pearls, some fancy buttons. I can assure you, pulling a trigger has never been so much fun.
Full disclosure: I'm not finished with the back yet, because I need more "pretty" pieces, so I'll be searching through my craft bins tonight after work. But I'm pretty happy with the way the front looks. In fact, I decided I'll leave the handle and spout jewel-free so I can actually use this teapot. (Or "try to use" this teapot. DH has pointed out that hot tea COULD make the hot-glued pieces pop off. Yes, yes, I know, but I'll be caught trying.)