Friday, October 31, 2008

Friday Show and Tell

Kelli from There is no place like home is the hostess for Friday Show and Tell. This week I thought I'd join in the fun and give it a go, so I'm a first-timer. A few of you have asked me about the "teacups" displayed on this metal rack. Here I'll reveal the mystery behind these pretty little displays that you can easily make for yourselves and show you how to make them. First I got this metal rack from a gift store, I don't know if you can find these easily or something similar would be great. It was cream in colour, I painted it an Acrylic light baby blue. The top teacup looking thing on the rack(pictured below) is actually store-bought, it's one of those Melamine inexpensive used-teabags disposal little plates (this one is by Ashdene in Australia) that I see everywhere in the shops. I bought this one because of the picture of a little girl setting the table and decorating it with leaves and it has a lovely blue. It fits perfectly on the rack. I would've bought more, but they had many other styles which didn't quite look right with this one. So I made these other pieces which are not difficult to make at all. Basically you'll need Printed Paper Napkins (what we call Serviettes here in Oz). These ones are from "Ihr" Made in Germany, which I bought from a shop here, they seem to be everywhere. Their website is www.idealhomerange.com All I did was cut out the pieces from the serviettes/napkins, stick them onto cardboard papers, seal with varnish (matt or shiny) and voila! You've got them! They can also be laminated. Another way of using these napkins is you can stick them onto anything like craft wood coasters, placemats, wooden plaques, doll houses, furniture, any surface that you can stick on. It's very similar to Decoupage, only the napkins are much thinner and they cling very well and therefore don't need sanding and sanding and varnishing layer by layer to make them look like real painting instead of something stuck on. If you use rosy pictures, and as long as you don't mind the labour-intensive cutting, you can make a picture and people can be fooled into thinking you painted it. Not that you'd want to fool anybody! Lol! Now I'm off to see what other bloggers have in-store for Friday Show and Tell, make sure you visit There is no place like home to find out. Have a blessed weekend!

26 comments:

ivoryspring said...

Now, Rosy, that's the CLEVER-est idea I have ever come across. I would have never thought using paper napkin cutout to make something three-dimensional decorative thingies! You are amazing!!!

p.s. Loved your comment about men CAN do two things at one time... ;)

Kathy said...

Well, you are just the most clever girl! Fabulous idea and they look adorable...Kathy

ceekay said...

Very cute idea. I like the holder but I don't know where to find one...but I will have to keep looking...thanks for the idea!

The Secret Gardener said...

I love anything tea related. You did a great job with these pieces.

Jewelgirl said...

I am not a big crafty person but I
think your project turned out so
lovely. I like the teacup theme!

Lisa Ann said...

What a charming display. I love it!

Grammy said...

I love the teacup like plate.What a wonderful collection.
Have a great week end.
Grammy

hip chick said...

What a great idea. I may just have to try something like that.

JanMary said...

Great idea - they look lovely.

Thanks for sharing.

Hootin' Anni said...

Oh my gosh! This is just too sweet an idea. Love how they turned out for you too.

My Show n Tell is shared. Come by if you can. And I added a comment link right below the end of my show n tell today, since it's such a huge blog for Halloween. Gifts galore for all! If you stop by!!!

Chez Nous said...

What a great idea - thanks for sharing.

Gracie said...

Great idea and not expensive at all! I had a look through your blog, I like so much your rose garden, and I may try some of your recipes! Now I'll add your blog on mine's links....

Constance said...

Well aren't you a crafty gal?! I didn't realize those were made from napkins! I really like those and the possibilities are endless!
Connie

Carla said...

How darling! I have never seen these before, and I can see they are important AND pretty! Love that you painted that vinyl covered metal stands!

Love Bears All Things said...

Welcome!
This is such a neat display. You are very clever.
Mama Bear

Mam said...

Thank you for this good information. They are adorable and clever.
Nancy

LBP said...

What a great idea! They are beautiful.

Linda

Sharon Kay said...

What a fun idea and I may have to make it for my Christmas gifts. I am working on a home made Christmas project and I like the idea.........thanks for sharing.

Mommy said...

I love it. I am a tea cup/pot lover:) My kichen is done in tea pots and my dinning room (when I have one:) is done in tea cups!

Lady Katherine said...

This is wonderful, thanks for sharing, I really enjoyed your post.

Carrie said...

What a lovely project!

Alice said...

What a great idea! Almost like some things I do with scrapbooks :). Thanks for sharing. The photos are beautiful and I really love all your rose photos along the right-hand side of your blog :).

Bobbie Lynn said...

I just found your blog and your roses are just beautiful.

Pink Slippers said...

That is a great SHOW & TELL.
Wendy

Roseny Crisp said...

Adorei a idéia!
Parabéns!
I love the idea!
Congratulations!

maría cecilia said...

A very lovely work... is your name Rosy??
María Cecilia