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Thursday, December 13, 2012
The Art of Dramatic Play: Tea Set Accessories
Green Toys, but I saw this pin for play tea bags on Pinterest and it got me thinking about making a few things for Christmas to enhance the set they already have.
I ended up making tea bags, sugar cubes and lemon wedges. Each was pretty simple to make too!
The tea bags I made with scraps of fabric I had lying around. Basically, I cut several strips of fabric approximately 4 1/2" x 2" (one for each tea bag). I fold them in half (long ways) inside out and sewed up each side. I then turned my little pouch right side out, fold over the top approx. 1/8", place a ribbon in the center and fold both of the top corners into the center. I then sewed across the top of the tea bag, anchoring the top folds and the ribbon. I also sewed a square piece of fabric on the top of the ribbon for my tea tag.
To make these, I bought some wooden cubes from Michael's, stray painted them white and for an extra sparkle painted them with some clear glitter paint.
This is simply 3 circles of felt, each smaller than the last. The outer circles are yellow, and the center one is cream. I used the top of a drinking glass as a guide for my largest circle. Once I had my 3 circles, I cut the smallest circle into 8 wedges. Using fabric glue, I glued all the circles and wedges together. When they dried, I sewed each wedge down the center from the outside edge to the middle of the lemon. When done I cut the circle in half to make 2 lemon wedges.