Before the holiday, I'd ordered several of the Utee Brightz embossing powders in all the glorious colors and figured today was as good as any to use one of them -- because I had a project in mind. While trying to "do nothing" I was going through some old boxes, getting rid of stuff I don't use when I ran across a teacup mold I used to use for chocolates; well, it was old and pretty beat up so I was going to toss it until an idea hit me to see if I could make this cute little tea holder. And here's what I came up and how it turned out:
Now isn't this just too darn cute?!!! How'd I do it? Well, starting with the UTEE:
After a few minutes, I popped out these little teacup replicas:
Well, no! Of course they don't look so great right now, but I'm going to spruce them up -- watch!!!
Using only one finger -- lol, I rubbed a little metallic rub-on cream on the teacups and highlighted them with Stickles. Looks better, huh? Then I made a bottom and back for the teacup by pouring more UTEE into a small square cookie cutter equivalent to the size of the teacup:
Of course, I rubbed embossing ink on the inside of the cookie cutter too - didn't want anything to stick or be difficult to remove!!!
And I just think it came out absolutely adorable!
Although I made two teacups using the mold, I only used one of them -- I'll save the other for another time.
Now, I'll fill my little teacup holder, make a box to pop it into, tuck in an invite card to my best girlfriend to come over to have tea -- with me!!! When I'm feeling better, of course!!!
Wanna see what it looks like with tea tucked into it? Okay:
Is this just too cute, or what? As lousy as I feel, this has really brightened my spirits -- at least!!! Let me know what you think of my little project!!!
Oh, before I forget, I've almost completed the pendants -- only 2 more to do. I'll be sending them out, and also Beebeebabs blogaversary candy, as soon as I feel well enough to go out and get to the Post Office. Sorry, I'm not feeling well enough to get out right now!
Now I'm off to grab my "Mold and Pour" to make a permanent mold of the teacup so I'll have it for future use!!!
I'll be seeing you!