Beautiful Teapot Luminary - Learn How

Make a teapot luminary for pennies, as in almost free. All you need is some scrapbook cardstock paper, a scrap of lace and a battery tealight. And it's easy... It doesn't even have to be scrapbooking paper. How about a pretty white teapot with a heart in the center? Anyway, you get the idea. Use what you have. I even had tealights from last Fall. I didn't need to purchase one thing for this project and, believe me, that's unusual... and pleasant. :)

Teapot luminary with battery powered tealights. These little lights last a long time if you turn them on at dusk and turn them off before you go to bed.

Most people have some kind of stiff paper in their stash of stuff. If so, no cost for that. I think even a little solid color teapot would be cute. Do you?

The tealight is probably the only thing you really need to buy and that's about a dollar, maybe less, if on sale in Joann's or Michael's.

Do a Google search for teapot clipart images and pick out one of the teapots you like, print it out and cut it out. Bingo. Your pattern. Now cut 2. Cut one about 3 inches longer at the bottom as seen in the picture because that will be the platform for the little luminary, battery powered tealight. I taped the 2 bases together and then bent the 2 teapots up, leaving a little space at the bottom for the tealight. You could also cut the whole thing out together, as shown below, if you have the large 12" x 12" scrapbook cardstock paper. Then you just bend up the pots

I cut out the heart from one of the teapots. Lay the heart where you want it and trace around it with a pencil.

I use an X-acto knife to cut out the heart. That needs to be done on glass so I take this picture off the wall that a friend gave me years ago. I love it. It's all about friendship. I use this to cut out things from paper with the X-acto knife.

Here is the wrong side of the teapot. I put a small piece of lace on top of a small piece of vellum and tape or glue to the back. I tried just the lace but the light wasn't diffused enough and it was glary.

Here is what it looks like from the side.

Easy so far, right?

I also taped the 2 teapots together at the top, at the spout, and at the top of the teapot handle to further the illusion that this was a little teapot.


Wishing you a lovely weekend ahead,



  1. How cute, so dainty!! Thanks so much for linking up at the #UnlimitedMonthlyLinkParty 5. Shared.

  2. What a fun craft! My daughter's love tea parties and I want to use this as the craft we do for her birthday tea party.

    Thank you for linking up w us at Creative Muster! Blessings to you xoxoxo Sharon

  3. I adore these pretty little tea pots.
    Please share them on my site at The Your The Star blog hop.
    Happy fall,

  4. This is adorable! I'm a scrapbooker and a tea fan so it's right up my alley:) Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. xo kathleen

  5. This is SO beautiful!
    Thanks for joining us at Inspire ME Monday at Create With Joy.
    CONGRATS on being a FEatured Guest this week!

  6. Linda, this is SO cute. I've featured it today at TFT. :)

  7. Oh my goodness, I love this idea. These are so pretty. And my tea-lover self is loving them. Thank you for sharing on the Weekend Garden & Tea Party!


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