Christmas In A Teacup

Julia Stainton | Maya Road

This sweet holiday project makes a fabulous decor accent or gift. Made of a vintage teacup and Maya Road trims and embellishments, this project goes today much faster than you might think!

First of all, I created an insert that my holiday accents would sit on. I used a circle die set and found a size that would sit just inside the top of my teacup. I then die cut the circle from both patterned paper (I used Juniper from Basic Grey) and Craft-a-board. Craft-a-board is a great chipboard-like product that is easy to die cut or alter. It makes a nice firm base to add in all my extra goodies.

Next up, hot glue some gold trim to the bottom edges of the circle and fold up towards the top. This fills in any gaps and makes a pretty edge. I then adhered some pretty sequin trim around the top edges of the base to add some bling.

Then comes the bottle brush trees. These are from Maya Road and I’m so addicted to them this year. They are classic or trendy depending on how you create with them and the texture is so divine. I adhered them to the base and then trimmed them out with twirls of jute twine.

To finish it all off, there’s some sweet gold jingle bells scattered around the base, along with sparkle ribbon and other pretty embellishments. Oh! And I can’t forget one of my favorite holiday dies ever! Die cut Merry Christmas from gold foil cardstock using a Merry & Bright die set and adhere to the trees.

Now to adhere this sweet piece in a teacup, use Glue Dots! These gooey adhesives will allow you to remove the top and use your cup if desired.

Categories: Altered Art, Home Decorating
Tags: altered-art, christmas, die-cutting, holidays, paper, paper-crafts, ribbon, trims