Make your own pretty scented tea cup flower bouquet

Here’s another fun project idea using a Sizzix Scoreboard die by Eileen Hull. This particular die is a tea cup and comes in 4 pieces: one tea cup shape, bottom/saucer, body (side and bottom wrap around) and a cute little tag. You’ll need to cut out 2 tea cup shapes to make the full piece.

Sizzix tea cup flower bouquet by JGoode Designs

For my version of this project there was an additional color challenge suggested by Brenda Pinnick. She offered two different color themes and I chose the pretty gold and raspberry combination. Just so happens this was very similar to the color theme I had chosen for my wedding (eons ago) but because I never throw anything away, I still had some random pieces and parts from creating my bouquet and other wedding accessories. Perfect fit for me I say!

Sizzix tea cup - Brenda Pinnick color challage

On to the crafting fun part…

How to create a tea cup flower bouquet
with the Sizzix Tea Cup die by Eileen Hull:

  1. Paint each of the individual pieces using a paper towel with Plaids craft plaint and a blotting technique. Paint in layers of a caramel color along with a mustard/gold yellow color to make the texture and color variation effect.
  2. Sizzix tea cup - blotting paint

  3. Using a hot glue gun assemble the pieces to create the cup – do not attach to the saucer yet.
  4. Sizzix tea cup - assembly

  5. Spot paint (blotting) any corners or edges that have been missed before assembly.
  6. Next hand paint a swirl design with embossing solution for use with embossing powder. Sprinkle on bronze and gold embossing powder and then used the heat gun to finish off the technique. Here’s a great tutorial for embossing tips and techniques.
  7. Using Mod Podge, decoupage 3 dried pansies (by Pressed Petals) to the front of the cup. Carefully apply a layer of Mod Podge on top of the pansies to create a thin protective coating. These flowers are extremely brittle, so make sure to not use so much glue as they will stick and pull with your brush.
  8. After the initial Mod Podge is dry, add an additional layer of Mod Podge to the entire cup and saucer using the same paper towel blotting technique as the painting process. This will create a subtle shine while adding a protective coat as well as a slight texture effect.
  9. Hot glue the cup to it’s flat saucer base.

To add a subtle scent and flowers to the tea cup gift:

  1. Cut two pieces of tuelle fabric approximately 6″ – 8″ square (or use 2 pre-cut 10” Tulle Circles) layering each other so there is a double layer of fabric.
  2. Place approximately 1/4 c. loose tea in the center of the fabric, (I used American Tea Room‘s Broche tea – YUM!).
  3. Gather all sides and tie with a ribbon so there is a nice ball of tea.
  4. Sizzix tea cup - tea ball

  5. Fit the tea ball into the bottom of the tea cup.
  6. Cut fake flowers to desired length/height.
  7. Push flower stems into the tea ball in the cup to create desired flower arrangement.

Sizzix tea cup flower bouquet by JGoode Designs

Get Involved!

There is a group of us making our own variations of this project before the product actually launches – Check out all the other cool ideas created by other designers.

Sizzix Blog Hop

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eileen hull April 14, 2010 at 8:23 am

Love this Jen- haha how handy you had stuff left from your wedding! So cute and great instructions- thanks for all of your help!

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Marisa Pawelko April 14, 2010 at 8:29 am

I love the scented element! That is a great idea! The pressed pansies are also very cute!

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Debra Quartermain April 14, 2010 at 9:24 am

Jen, this is so pretty. How wonderful for spring!

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Ronnie Goff April 14, 2010 at 10:04 am

What did you do? Get married as soon as you saw Brenda’s color choices? haha As we’ve already discussed, I’ll be feeding your lil spy who seems to be hanging over my shoulder..lol BEAUTIFUL display Jenn! Veronica

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Ronnie Goff April 14, 2010 at 10:04 am

What did you do? Get married as soon as you saw Brenda’s color choices? haha As we’ve already discussed, I’ll be feeding your lil spy who seems to be hanging over my shoulder..lol BEAUTIFUL display Jenn! Veronica

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niki meiners April 14, 2010 at 10:27 am

Love every element

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niki meiners April 14, 2010 at 10:27 am

Love every element

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Michelle Cummings April 14, 2010 at 11:05 am

I really like that idea to put a sachet at the bottom! so clever!

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Michelle Cummings April 14, 2010 at 11:05 am

I really like that idea to put a sachet at the bottom! so clever!

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Teresa Godines #6857 April 14, 2010 at 11:37 am

I love the pansys and the sachet.

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Angel Plank April 14, 2010 at 2:55 pm

I really love the Tuscan look to your piece. It’s gorgeous!

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Sandy Laipply April 14, 2010 at 6:04 pm

Ah-someone else who saves EVERYTHING! Jen, I love the project-especially the pansies-and your bouquet was gorgeous, too!

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Madeline Arendt April 14, 2010 at 6:54 pm

Sweet look! The sachet addition is a great idea.

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Mod Podge Amy April 15, 2010 at 8:27 am

Love the project AND the die! Fun!

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Melony Bradley April 15, 2010 at 9:01 am

Jen, your painting is beautiful- the flowers look real and I love the scent idea!!

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Laura Bray April 16, 2010 at 5:06 pm

Beautiful and it smells pretty? Great idea!

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Charity Donaldson April 18, 2010 at 6:13 am

The tea bag as a flower frog is GENIUS!!

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