Searching for something special to make for Mother’s Day? This may be THE ONE for you! It’s a teapot lamp, inspired by the ever famous Alice in Wonderland movie. Having an afternoon cup of tea with my mom is one of my favorite pastimes, and I thought it would be a cute addition to our table!
SVG Collections Used
- AC Cardstock
- Crate Paper – Bo Peep Collection
- Ink for distressing edges
- Crochet lace
- Crinkled ribbon
- Rice/beans in small bag for weight
- Thin Double sided tape
- Scotch quick dry glue
- Hot glue
- Battery operated tealight
Anything marked with (*) - please refer to instructions before cutting. Size to specified width and height. If only width is provided, size using "keep proportions" or aspect lock.
|Maison de Madeline SVG Kit|
|Pretty Octagon Box|
|Knob.svg||20.75" wide (*)||cream|
|Small Tabletop Lamp|
|base3.svg||7" wide (*)||cream|
|Mom's Garden Gifts SVG Kit|
|saucer.svg||6.0" wide||cream, light pink patterned paper|
|saucer_rim.svg||4.8" wide||dark pink patterned paper|
|Happy Trails SVG Kit|
|jar_panels.svg||4.364" wide||light blue patterned paper|
|Tea for You and Me SVG Kit|
|handle_accents.svg||6" and 7" wide||light blue and dark pink patterned paper|
|spoon.svg||3.5" wide||cream, light pink patterned paper|
|saucer_accents.svg||6", 7", and 9" wide||light blue, light pink, yellow dot patterned paper|
|saucer_accents.svg||12" wide by 5" high (*), and 16.75" wide by 6" high||vellum|
|cup_accents_exterior.svg||6" and 7" wide||pink and green patterned paper|
|saucer.svg||6", 7", and 9" wide||cream|
|cup.svg||6" and 7" wide||cream|
|accent_panels1.svg||7.0" wide||green patterned paper|
|accent_panels2.svg||7.0" wide||yellow patterned paper|
|pot2.svg||7.0" wide, 6.0" wide (cut handles only)||cream|
|Crush on You Boxes SVG Kit|
|rose.svg||3.5" and 4.0" wide||yellow, pink|
|Butterfly Wings (03.31.2010) - Click To Download|
|wings_bottom.svg||2.0" wide||pink patterned paper|
|wings_top.svg||2.0" wide||yellow dot patterned paper|
- (Lampshade Instruction - Steps 1-5) Open knob.svg and resize. Break apart, put aside the octagon shape, and regroup the rest. If you rotate this piece, it WILL fit on the 12 x 12 mat.
- Open saucer_accents.svg, and resize to 12” wide by 5” high. Break apart, and place each of these accents approximately in the middle each of the knob panels. (There’s unfortunately no easy way to do this) You should have 4 accents unused. Delete. Regroup the whole file. Put it aside.
- Bring back the octagon shape into the mat. Open base3.svg and break apart. Delete the outside square of the bigger piece, and the other square. Regroup. Using center alignment, place both this piece and the octagon shape in the middle of the mat. Regroup.
- Position these files on the mat, so you can cut both on one sheet of paper. (See Diagram 1) Cut. Using scissors, cut off each of the top tabs, and trim off the side and bottom tabs, so it won’t show when assembled. (Diagram 2)
- Open saucer_accents.svg and resize this time to 16.75” wide by 6” high. You may delete 4 of the accents if you wish. Cut on vellum, and using thin double sided tape, adhere to the back of each of the lampshade panels. Do not use glue as when dry – the vellum becomes uneven. Assemble the shade.
- Make all other items as stated on the dimensions sheet. Use Mary’s tutorial videos for help with assembly. Several things: For the jar handles, you will need to cut from pot2.svg at 6” wide. (Break apart the file, and only cut the handles for this) For the teapot lid, you do not need to attach the top decorative piece. For the 7” wide teacup, the handles should be pushed inside a bit than how it’s designed, to allow the cup to sit evenly on the saucer. (If you made the 9” wide saucer to go with it, you will know how much to push it in)
- (Assembly) Glue the jar lid onto the jar, teapot lid onto the teapot. Starting from the jar, glue on the 7” wide saucer underneath making sure it’s centered. Using hot glue, attach a 6” wide teacup right side up, followed by 6” wide saucer. Attach the teapot followed by round saucer 6” wide. Underneath that, adhere the 7” wide teacup glued upside down. Prepare a little bag filled with beans/rice that will fit inside the bottom cup. Close off the bottom cup by adhering the last 9” wide saucer (use hot glue). Finally, attach the lampshade onto the top of the jar.
- Embellish! I added roses, a spoon and a butterfly.
- What style of lamp would you like it to be? Vintage? Modern? I always have the easiest time finding a paper collection that I like and working with those patterns/colors. You may ink the edges to give it a vintage feel, or go with clean simple patterns and no embossing for a modern look.
- If you have digital patterns/colors that work with your papers, you may print them onto vellum to add more interest.
- If you don’t want to bother with creating a ‘octagon’ shaped lampshade, you may simply use the lampshade from Maison de Madeline SVG Kit.
- Don’t add too many things – I only added a butterfly, a spoon and a couple of roses. The project is elaborate and beautiful enough that you don’t want other embellishments to take away from the main piece.
- Don’t be limited to using the pieces that I used in my project. You can just make this lamp using stacked teacups, or even just a teapot. There’s also a pitcher from Home for the Holidays SVG Kit, or from Mom’s Garden Gifts SVG Kit. You can even use a bottle from the New Year’s Eve SVG Kit to create a graduation gift!
- You can put a twist to this project by making the teacups, but make larger plates. Stack them like a tiered stand to create a lovely accessory stand. (Another great idea for a Mother’s Day gift!)
I had so much fun making this, and this project is very simple to make. I hope that you will give this a try as it’ll most definitely ‘wow’ any mom on her special day! The only thing that I’d be concerned about is that you may want to keep this for yourself! If you make this or something inspired from my creation, please don’t forget to share them with us on the SVG Cuts Facebook page!