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DIY Teapot

Paige Paige

One of my fondest memories of my Aunt is that she used to love having tea parties. My Aunt was diagnosed with brain cancer and during her treatment she lost all of hair. Before she passed away, we decided to hold a high tea party for her. We all wore hats and sipped on high tea and enjoyed cake together and it was such a beautiful and happy memory to create during a sad and dark time.
This DIY is inspired by my aunt … because she loved holding tea parties so much, she was of course a fan of collecting teapots. I remember one day walking through a homewares store with her and she picked out a Mackenzie Childs Teapot (which are very beautiful but also, very expensive because they are hand crafted). She told me she was going to save up for that teapot and buy it one day and she did. When she passed away it was handed down to me.
I decided that EVERYONE should be able to enjoy beautifully hand painted and designed teapots and tea sets so why not get out your paints and make one for yourself?
Here’s what you will need:
  • Metal or porcelain teapot and cups
  • Acrylic paint
  • Small paintbrush
  • Porcelain paint pens

How To:

1. Clean surface of teapot
2. Outline pattern with black acrylic paint
3. Paint in squares using black and white paint
4. Add family name or desired custom look in paint
5. Let dry overnight
6. Bake in the oven at 325 degrees for 30 minutes to seal the design onto the teapot 7. Hand wash before first use.

Now get together with your friends and sip tea and be merry! Tea Parties aren’t just for hip grandmas! If you want to check out how amazing herbal teas can be for you and some of the best brews to get you started check out Ameka’s Blog post: Herbal Blends.

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