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!

9 comments:

  1. Your tea cup is adorable. We don't have a Jo-Ann store here, otherwise I would be running out there today, inspired by your review of available products!

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  2. Your painted teacup looks great - love the colors and the checkerboard pattern. Sounds like I need to hurry over to Jo-Ann.

    I used to have two pair of socks with teapots on them and now I know where I can find teacup ones. Thanks for all the nice gift ideas.

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  3. We don't have a Jo Ann's so I would love to win the cute socks.
    Your crafty posts are "almost" inspiring me to do something new. I work w/ a bunch of crafty folk and I should use one of your ideas to share w/ them - let me lie down and think about that-HA

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  4. I have to go to Joanns later today, I think I will look for those teacups. Thanks for being so craf-tea today!
    ~Donna~

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  5. It's a snow day here in Colorado Springs! My girls and I love crafting and your last two posts have inspired me to make some pot and cup ornaments of my own. Those socks are adorable!

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  6. Love your tea cup. We don't have Jo-Ann's here either or I too would buy some of the cut outs. The socks are cute too

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  7. Hey, those socks are AWESOME!

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  8. Hi! I've sent you an email but it bounced back. Can you send me an email to stephw3-at-yahoo?

    thanks!
    stephanie

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