Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Hershey's Tea Cup Tutorial

It's a tea party and you're invited. While you won't want to take a sip from this tea cup, you may want to steal a kiss from it. I just love how this tea cup turned out, complete with a little twirl on the handle. Can't you just see one of these Hershey's Tea Cups as favors at a tea-themed party?

I absolutely had to use the tea lace doilies and the Afternoon Picnic Designer Paper to create a saucer for my cup. The handle is made with some scoring, curling and rolling. I like to think of it as the quilling of 3D paper-crafting. Keep scrolling for the tutorial. Find out the supplies you'll need to make this Hershey's tea cup and where to get them HERE!

Hershey's Tea Cup Tutorial

Step One Tea Cup Base

1. Start with a 9" x 1" piece of Crushed Curry Card Stock. On the 9" side, score at the 5/8", 1-3/4", 3-3/4" and 7" marks.

Step Two

2. Fold the strip inward along all the score lines.

Step Three

3. Put Tombow on the shortest segment.

Step Four

4. Bring the strip together to form a trapezoid.

Step Five Tea Cup Handle

5. Start with a 6" x 1" piece of Crushed Curry Card Stock. On the 6" side, score at the 2", 4-1/4" and 4-1/2" marks.

Step Six

6. Fold the strip along the score lines as shown.

Step Seven

7a. Use your bone folder to curl the second segment from the left from score line to score line.

7b. This is what your strip will look like when you have curled the one segment.

Step Eight

8a. Use a skewer to roll the last segment on the right.

8b. Make sure you roll the card stock tightly.

8c. Keep rolling until you meet the score line.

8d. This is what the the rolled card stock looks like when you're done.

Step Nine

9. Put Tombow on the small 1/4" segment next to the rolled card stock segment.

Step Ten

10. Adhere the small segment to the approximate half way mark of the long straight segment.

Step Eleven

11. Here is what the Tea Cup Base and Handle look like before they are adhered together.

Step Twelve

12. Put Tombow all over one of the sides of the tea cup base.

Step Thirteen

13. Adhere the handle to the tea cup base. Make sure that you hold down the pieces to get good adhesion all along the two segments.

Step Fourteen Filler Strips

14. Start with an 11" x 1" piece of Crushed Curry Card Stock. On the 11" side, score at the 1", 2", 3", 4", 5", 6", 7", 8", 9", and 10" marks.

Step Fifteen

15. Fold the strip into triangles as shown.

Step Sixteen

16. Place the strip into the top of the tea cup.

Step Seventeen

17. Start with a 7" x 1" piece of Crushed Curry Card Stock. On the 7" side, score at the 1", 2", 3", 4", 5" and 6" marks.

Step Eighteen

18. Fold the strip into triangles as shown.

Step Nineteen

19. Place the strip into the bottom of the tea cup.

Step Twenty Chocolate!!

20. Pop eight Hershey's Kisses into the spaces.

Step Twenty-one Embellishment

21. Stamp a flower from Petite Petals Stamp Set in Crushed Curry Ink on Very Vanilla Card Stock and punch out with the coordinating Petite Petals Punch. Stamp a greeting from the Itty Bitty Banners Stamp Set in Crushed Curry Ink on Very Vanilla Card Stock and cut out with the Big Shot and the coordinating Bitty Banners Framelits Die. Also add a pearl jewel to the flower.

Step Twenty-two

22. Adhere the Greeting and the flower to the top of the tea cup. I used a Dimensional to adhere the flower so it would stand out a little more.

Step Twenty-three

23. Using the Big Shot cut two Crushed Curry Card Stock circles: one using the largest circle (without scallops) and the other using 5th smallest circle from the Circles Framelits Collections. Also cut a circle of Afternoon Picnic Designer Paper with the 4th smallest circle. The Doily is from Tea Lace Doilies (see supply list below).

Step Twenty-four

24. Adhere all the pieces from step twenty-three together from largest to smallest.

Step Twenty-five

25. Tea Time!!


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  1. Brenda, these are so charming and perfect! I love it all, especially the little curl on the handle. Great details!

  2. Brenda, you have outdone yourself once again! Love sweet for Mother's Day!

  3. This is just too cute!! Thank you Brenda for sharing!

  4. Adorable Brenda. Thank you for sharing the instructions for all!

  5. Hi Brenda, I just have to visit your blog for the instructions of this very special kind of gift! THANKS for so many photos for the detailled instruction! I will have a look to find a similar kind of sweetie in Germany;-)!
    THANKS!!!! Uta.

  6. You are amazing! How do you come up with these ideas?! This is a super cute project. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Beautiful and great tutorial... you are the queen of Chocolate. Tku for sharing.

  8. The tea cups are adorable. Great tutorial as usual. TFS.

  9. Brenda-

    So cute! I love the teacup. I can think of so many times to use this favor! Thanks for taking suggestions!

    Susan Helfrich

  10. Adorable, brilliant, beautiful and a real wow Miss Brenda. Amazing the creativity that flows through your mind and fingertips. Crossing my fingers you make Artisan Design Team this year!

  11. AMAZING!! another one of those "why didn't I think of that" creations!! I'm so thankful that there are people like you who are willing to share their great patterns with those of us who just aren't that creative! (and not make us pay for it :)
    I've a friend who loves tea so I'll be making for her and I will tell her that the pattern isn't mine!!! Thanks so much and have a great day!!

  12. These are SO've really made a name for yourself with these brilliant shaped favors! I've shared your Valentine heart one before, but need to do this one for a couple tea loving friends!

  13. Xiomara
    WOW! So beautiful project.

  14. Thanks Brenda for sharing all those 3D projects. I'm a tea lover so you can guess I'm really happy with this cute one.

  15. God has gifted you with a wonderful talent, and and we are so grateful that you are so generous in sharing your gifts. Thank you very much!

  16. You did it again!!! LOVE your adorable 3-D projects. My goodness, it's just so much fun seeing them and making them with your very detailed instructions. Thank you so VERY much.

    This will be something I'll make for Mother's Day for my Mother-in-Law. She'll LOVE it!

  17. Love all of these Hershey kiss tutorials! Thank you! Fun little things to make for people and they love them!

  18. Thanks for sharing such a great project. I was a little bashful about trying it but after doing so I could not believe how easy this was. You are good.

    1. Helen, I'm so glad that you tried out my tutorial and that you found it easy. You made my day! :)

  19. Thanks for sharing such a great project. This is on my do list. love them all xx

  20. Gracias por compartirnos esta bella y dulce idea.

  21. This is such a cute project! I just made finished making one for the first time--love it! Thanks for sharing your excellent tutorial!

  22. Another wonderful tutorial….you are too clever. Thanks so much for taking the time to take the photos and share.

  23. This too-too cute for adult tea parties! Mahalo for sharing your tute.

  24. What a fabulous edition to you Hershey Kiss collection ( I have made them all). Your tutorials are outstanding! I am planning a Steam Punk bridal shower and these are going to be one of the highlights for sure.
    Thank You.

  25. awesome thanks for the inspiration to try this one of these days.

  26. Wow this is a cute tea cup... thanks for sharing

  27. this is absolutely adorable! I'm going to try and make one for my 5 1/2 yr old granddaughter, thanks for the tutorial

  28. Great tutorial! Thanks for sharing.

  29. Thanks for sharing this idea. I teach home economics to middle school and have been wondering what to have them make for the teachers this year. I have decided to do this one and make the mens more masculine. Thanks so much. Angelhugs

  30. I love this idea and will make them for my Valentine's 2015 party... they sell Candy Kisses in pink foil at Valentine's Day...... oh will be so cute. Thank you

  31. is there a printable version of this tutorial. I would love to make these for my women's ministry luncheon in April. I started to print from here but it was 11 pages.

    1. Hi Tina, At the bottom of the tutorial, you will see a green "print PDF" button. If you click on it, it will bring up a document, where you can remove the text and images that you don't need. You might be able to get the tutorial on less pages, by using this.