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Thursday, December 13, 2012

The Art of Dramatic Play: Tea Set Accessories


My girls LOVE to play tea party! They have a great tea set from 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!

Tea Bags
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.

Sugar Cubes
To make these, I bought some wooden cubes from Michael's, spray painted them white and for an extra sparkle painted them with some clear glitter paint.



Lemon Wedges
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.


7 comments:

  1. Thank you! I love these.

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  2. What a nice idea. I just posted it on my german blog: http://schoenstricken.de/2013/01/diy-teebeutel-aus-stoffresten-nahen/
    Please see if that is ok for you.
    Best from Berlin, Jessica

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  3. This is awesome. I can't wait to do this.

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  4. Wow, what a great idea :)

    Greetings from Christa

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