We use cookies to track usage and preferences. See Cookie Policy
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
US
Pocketmags Digital Magazines

How to make a Paper Tea Cup with Crafts Beautiful
Crafts Beautiful

How to make a Paper Tea Cup with Crafts Beautiful

Posted Monday, April 3, 2017   |   2441 views   |   Hobbies & Crafts   |   Comments (0) Old books are the inspiration for Clare Youngs' dainty papercraft creations in the most recent May issue of Crafts Beautiful...

This is a great craft for all the papercrafts and card makers out there. Why not make something beautiful out of old books and papercraft like these stunning teacups? Perfect for parties, occasions and afternoon tea! You could even personalise them for different guests. Here’s how to make them:

You will need:

·         Book pages 

·         Tracing paper

·         A pencil

·         Masking tape

·         Scissors

·         Black felt tip pen

·         Craft glue









1.      Trace out these shapes (also seen below) and transfer them onto pages from an old book. Cut the shapes out.  

 

2.      Bend the cup section around and stick in position, overlapping the two edges by 1cm.

 

3.      Make a cut every few millimetres all around the edge of the teacup base, snipping just up to the inner circle. Bend this fringe upward.

 

4.      Spread glue around the bottom, inner edge of the teacup and drop the base into the mug so that it is level with the bottom edge of the cup. Press all around to hold in position

 

5.      Curl the end of the teacup handle around a pencil. Stick one end about 1cm, up from the base of the mug. Shape the handle and stick the opposite end to the side of the mug.

 

6.      Form the saucer shape, overlapping the edges by 1cm. Stick in position.

 

7.      Snip all around the edge of the base circle. Spread glue along the edge, then secure to the curved underside of the saucer, covering the hole.

We'd love to see if you recreate this craft - tweet us @pocketmags if you fancy chopping up a few book pages to decorate your next  party table (or even magazines)! Not sure where to start? We say get creative with charity shop finds, old books you've already read (and don’t know what to do with) or even some illustrated books to achieve different effects!

If you loved this craft, don’t miss out on the latest issue of Crafts Beautiful (and discover amazing past crafts with our fantastic selection of back issues) available at Pocketmags! You'll also find a great range of paper craft magazines to browse through, with fantastic projects like this in every issue. 

For more great articles like this get the May-17 issue of Crafts Beautiful below or subscribe and save.

Single Issue - Jun-18 Replica Edition included
$3.99
Or 399 points
Annual Digital Subscription
Only $ 2.00 per issue
SAVE
50%
$23.99
Or 2399 points
6 Month Digital Subscription
Only $ 2.50 per issue
SAVE
37%
$14.99
Or 1499 points

View Issues

About Crafts Beautiful

The UK's leading craft title featuring papercrafts, cardmaking, soft toy patterns, patchwork, stitching, knitting, home crafts, freebies & prizes, free downloads and templates.

More great content like this...

For more great articles like this subscribe to Crafts Beautiful today.

Most read articles this month


WHEN THE MUSE GOES MISSING!

WHEN THE MUSE GOES MISSING!

Nashville songwriter Mark Cawley shares some tactics for reviving those elusive creative juices when you’ve lost the flow More...
How I got  published

How I got published

The author’s debut was actually her sixth novel, she tells Dolores Gordon-Smith More...
3 Free Reads for the New Year

3 Free Reads for the New Year

Spend all your money in December? Us too. We’ve pulled together our 3 favourite free reads available for you on Pocketmags. Everyone loves a free read! More...
News from the world of the piano

News from the world of the piano

Argerich and Babayan in Cleveland More...
5 Digital Magazines for Spring

5 Digital Magazines for Spring

Here at Pocketmags, we simply cannot wait to welcome in a new season of bloom and blossom. Jumpstart your motivation with our selection of 5 digital magazines for spring. More...
3 Fitness Trends You Haven’t Tried

3 Fitness Trends You Haven’t Tried

We’ve all heard of the crazy exercises people are trying - from animal yoga to orange theory. But if one of your New Year's resolutions is to get fit and find some sort of exercise you’ll enjoy then maybe you will love one of these… More...
Take your research to the next level

Take your research to the next level

Starting with this issue, and running all through 2018, the Academy learning experience will help you learn more about the records, resources and research skills you need to become the best genealogist you can be. We have case studies for you to pit your wits against, documents for you to decipher, old handwriting for you to tackle, and more… More...
How to Celebrate Valentine’s Day Without a Valentine

How to Celebrate Valentine’s Day Without a Valentine

It’s been hitting you in the face since the 1st of February, from the red and pink hues occupying every storefront window, to the heart-shaped boxes of chocolate taking over your local supermarket, there is simply no escaping the mushy romantic vibes of Valentine’s Day. More...
5 Free Ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day

5 Free Ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day

It’s the one, and the only day of the year that is devoted to a crazy, little thing called love. Where all you need are three words, eight letters and twenty-four hours to steal the heart of the one you most desire. More...
Great British Cake Decorator Winner 2017

Great British Cake Decorator Winner 2017

We talk fondant and fairytales with the 2017 winner of our Great British Cake Decorator competition, Nicola Gerrans of Nicola Gerrans Cake Design More...
Vouchers Gift Cards A magazine subscription is the perfect gift but you'll need something to show on the big day. View All
Ways to Pay Pocketmags Payment Types
At Pocketmags you get Secure Billing Great Offers HTML Reader Gifting options Loyalty Points