Friday, February 21, 2014

DIY Play Tea Set

Even since I made some little felt no sew play tea bags for a little friends birthday, (tutorial here) I have been wanting to do a full tea set for my little girl.  I looked all over for cute sets, but they were either cheesy plastic or miniature in size.  So I decide to give up on the toy sets and just go with the real thing and she loves it!  The best part is the whole things cost only a few dollars!!!

To start, I got these little wood blocks from the craft store, sprayed them with white spray paint, white primer would also work great too because the wood really soaked up the paint.  You just spray, let it set a few minutes roll them over and spray some more until all sides are covered. Once the paint was dry I used white spray glitter, found right near the spray paint and repeated the process.

The end result, adorable little sparkly "cubes".  I put them in a cute short little mason jar, to keep the lid in the ring I used a little glue to help little hands take it on and off without separating.  After all the spray paint they did smell a little strong, so I let them air out a day or two before closing them up in the jar and it worked great!

To keep the tea bags contained I found these little wood boxes at the dollar store and gave them a coat of turquoise paint.

I went a little crazy with my fabric scraps and made tons of tea bags so I painted two.

For the no sew tea bags I used the same method as my previous post (found here), but this time I did half in fabric, half in felt.

The tea pot, came from a thrift store for $2, I just used the same 50 cent bottle of turquoise craft paint to paint the wood handle and knob on the lid to tie it all together.

The cups were .29 cents from the same thrift store.  They are heavy and ever when dropped haven't chipped or broken yet, and even if they do for .29 cents I figure I will just go buy a few more.  The flowers are just dollar store fake flowers, in an old mason jar and the cloth napkins were her great grandmothers, I didn't have any use for them but it makes me smile that she is having so much fun with something of hers.

The wood tray came with another toy, I think it was instruments last Christmas, it also got a coat of paint.

And ta-dah!!! An adorable, unique tea set ready for hours of fun!

And it looks really cute on her little table in her room!  We have "tea" daily, even daddy has become quite the "tea" drinker :) It was so fun to make and cost just a few bucks! Way more fun than a $30 plastic set if you ask me!!!

Hope you love it as much as we do!!!



  1. It's ADORABLE! And what a bargain from the thrift shop. I agree - waaaaay more adorable than plastic tea cup set (plus gives them practice to hold real cups, awesome!).

    1. Thank you so much for the sweet comment! We play with this every day, it's a huge hit :)