Tuesday, December 8, 2009
A Craf-tea Christmas, Day Two
A recent trip to Jo-Ann for craft supplies turned up several teatime treasures. First, I found unpainted wooden teacups on sale for 50 cents and bought several of them for painting, decoupaging, and whatever else I decide to do with them! The first one I simply painted with the acrylic crafts paints I happened to have on hand, going for a sort of whimsical design like I often see in gift stores and boutiques. If these pieces get marked down to 25 cents after Christmas, I think I'll go back and buy every one they have!
The teacups come with a gingerbread cookie design printed on them and would make a great crafts project for children. I painted mine white before gussying it up with the colorful paints.
For a hanger to use on a Christmas tree or a Christmas package, I used thin black rick rack which slipped through the pre-drilled hole.
I didn't actually buy all the tea goodies I came across at Jo-Ann (I needed only sequins and baking supplies), but I did want to mention several items that may be of interest to some of you. They have a "Tea Garden" kit for young girls in the games section, a plastic terrarium that grows lemon balm, chamomile, etc. It was $24.99, but with a 40 percent off coupon this might be a good gift for anyone with an aspiring young gardener on their gift list. And I already have a teapot-shaped kitchen timer, but if I did not, I would have bought one of their silver ones, which are just $2.50 each. Finally, these socks featuring teacups and cocoa mugs were also half off, making them less than $2 a pair. I bought a pair for me and a pair for one of you! If you'd like to win this pair of socks, for personal use or even for re-gifting, just leave a comment to today's post by 7 a.m. Wednesday. And happy crafting!