Wonderland Lamp By Thienly Azim

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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

Maison de Madeline SVG Kit
Mom’s Garden Gifts SVG Kit
Happy Trails SVG Kit
Tea for You and Me SVG Kit
Crush on You Boxes SVG Kit

Supplies Used

  • AC Cardstock
  • Crate Paper – Bo Peep Collection
  • Vellum
  • Ink for distressing edges
  • Crochet lace
  • Crinkled ribbon
  • Button
  • Rice/beans in small bag for weight
  • Thin Double sided tape
  • Scotch quick dry glue
  • Hot glue
  • Battery operated tealight

Dimensions

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
Flower Pot
saucer.svg 6.0" wide cream, light pink patterned paper
saucer_rim.svg 4.8" wide dark pink patterned paper
Happy Trails SVG Kit
Desktop Jar
lid.svg 5.727" wide cream
jar_bottom.svg 2.073" wide cream
jar_panels.svg 4.364" wide light blue patterned paper
jar.svg 6.0" wide cream
Tea for You and Me SVG Kit
Teacup
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
Teapot
accent_panels1.svg 7.0" wide green patterned paper
accent_panels2.svg 7.0" wide yellow patterned paper
pot1.svg 7.0" wide cream
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

Instructions

  1. (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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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)
  5. 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.
  6. 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)
  7. (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.
  8. Embellish! I added roses, a spoon and a butterfly.

Design Tips

Thienly - SVGCuts Design Team Artist

  • 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!


14 Responses to “Wonderland Lamp By Thienly Azim”

  1. Patricia May 8, 2013 at 11:37 am #

    I am having a bit of trouble with the measurements. The teacups and teapot seem way to small for the size of the lampshade when i use the suggested measurements Any help will be appreciated.

    Patricia

    • Thienly May 11, 2013 at 7:29 pm #

      Hello Patricia!

      I just double checked the measurements for the teapot vs the lampshade, and on the mat, the lampshade do seem way bigger than it should be until assembled :) Have you actually tried cutting it out and assembling it? If you still have further problems, you can also contact me directly – thienly dot azim at gmail dot com and can help you immediately that way :) I’m excited that you’re making this! :)

      • Thienly May 11, 2013 at 7:31 pm #

        The teacup on the top is a small one – but that’s correct as well! :)

  2. Sonia Tolson May 10, 2013 at 9:19 am #

    This is amazing! What a great idea!! Thank you so much for sharing. =)

  3. Julie May 11, 2013 at 5:29 pm #

    What a fabulous creation, thank you for sharing.

  4. Debbie Zlab May 12, 2013 at 11:32 am #

    What a gorgeous project. I can’t imagine the time it took you to make this but I’ll bet your mother was surprised. I don’t drink tea or coffee but this is amazing! Lovely idea and thank you for the inspiration.

  5. misty cooper May 16, 2013 at 5:23 pm #

    Are these much smaller than the original pattern

    • Thienly May 18, 2013 at 3:55 pm #

      Hello Misty! No, this is the ACTUAL size of the lamp that you see above :) Each of the pieces do seem small, but once you assemble it, it will become larger than you expect! The lampshade also do seem a lot bigger than the other components, but again, once assembled – it’ll all balance out! Hope this helps and if you do have any other questions along the way – feel free to ask me directly at thienly dot azim at gmail dot com. Thanks so much!

      • Thienly Azim May 18, 2013 at 6:44 pm #

        Oh, maybe I misunderstood your question… Yes, the cups and pots that you make here are smaller than Mary’s original version! :)

        • misty cooper May 19, 2013 at 5:18 pm #

          Thanks so much

  6. Robin Rakes June 7, 2013 at 8:27 am #

    Hi. All I am trying to make is the lamp shade. LOL I have figured it out except for step 3. Are the base3 pieces supposed to be cut out of the octagon & vellum taped in place? I just cant tell by the picture. Thanks :)

  7. Dana Desmond October 30, 2013 at 5:28 am #

    I’m going to make this for my daughter’s new house. She absolutely loves Alice in Wonderland, but the darker version with Johnny Depp. This will still work. Love it!

  8. Em May 4, 2014 at 8:57 am #

    Isn’t it possible to get an SVG for the lamp shade?

  9. Erum June 17, 2014 at 12:08 pm #

    What is the height of the finished piece?