Saturday, June 1, 2019

Tea Keeper Cottage

I do love to relax with a cup of tea in the afternoon and always keep a box of tea bags on my kitchen counter. When I saw the GSL Mini House Front Box  I knew I could make something a lot cuter to hold them. 
The little open top house comes in five pieces, easily assembled using tacky glue. If you are inspired by this piece to make a little basket, it comes with holes on the sides where you can attach a handle.
The papers I chose to use are from Graphic 45's Botanical Tea collection (of course)!  One of my favorites.
I painted the base, edges and interior seams with a cream colored acrylic paint. 
The interior papers were glued in place and a lovely saying from the collection's Herbal Infusion paper was adhered to the front piece. 
I painted two of the GSL Petal Corners Minis in the same cream colored paint I used for the base.
They were glued into place on the front of the house with some pink flat back pearls to add a little bling. I also added a few resin and paper flowers to the peak of the roof.
Here's an action shot, much nicer than what I've been using.
 Thanks for stopping by!

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Products Used

Other Products Used
Tacky Glue
Cream colored acrylic paint
Graphic 45 Botanical Tea collection
Flat back pearls
Resin and paper flowers