A couple of weeks ago we visited Fantastic Charly’s Bakery, where you find the most amazing cakes in Cape Town… but not only that, the decor is divine!!! Hood #3 was so inspired by their teacup chandeliers that we headed home to make her own.
So this is what you are aiming for:
Let’s Meet The Players:
- Scrap paper.
- Wall paper paste.
- Paints or whatever you want to decorate your cups with.
- Two coat hangers
- Funky shoelaces.
- An elastic band.
- Mini Pompoms.
- Thin wire.
Let’s Play the Game:
- She began by making tiny cups. She rolled a cone from a sheet of scrap paper.
Then she snipped the top and bottom off to make them straight.
- She paper mache’d the cups, to make sure each cup had a bottom and a smooth surface.
- To add the handle she folded a thin strip of paper a couple of times and then added some more layers of paper mache.
- She left the finished cups to dry for a couple of days.
- Remember they are made with scrap paper so you can really decorate them with anything. She use acrylic paints and little dot stickers.
- Then she took two coat hangers to make a chandelier frame. She used an elastic band to hold it together initially and cut it off when she was done.
- She had a pile of really bright shoelaces lying around waiting for a craft. She twisted and twirled them around the frame, tying the cups to them as she went.
- It needed a bit more color!!! So she threaded a some mini pom poms onto very thin wire and hung the pom poms onto the chandelier as well.
There you go: Se7en + 1 tea cups!!!
And the Se7en +1th Step…
And she was done… Here it is taped to her light, but I think we will use it as a mobile for a while until I can think of a better way to attach it than a piece of tape!!!
If you are looking for a collection of tea party crafts then feel free to follow the links. Have a fun day!!!