Camp Doll Diaries Week 8

I love Tea Parties. Elegant or Casual Afternoon Tea is where I want to be. I am a collector of dolly tea sets and my own china that I use daily looks just like my tea set from The Queen’s Treasures. Today I wanted to show you how you can make fun tea cozy’s for your dolly tea sets using items you may already have on hand.

Camp Doll Diaries - Tea Cozy

To make today’s craft you will need:

  • Felt
  • Buttons in various sizes and colors
  • Scissors (fabric/craft and paper scissors)
  • Glue Gun/Glue Dots (Or you can hand sew or machine sew today’s craft)
  • A Sewing Needle
  • Thread in various colors
  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Your Doll’s Tea Pot

Camp Doll Diaries - Tea Cozy

Step 1- Assemble all your supplies.

Step 2– Place your tea pot on your piece of paper on its side. Trace a half circle over your tea pot leaving ½ inch all the way around between your line and the teapot. Cut out your Tea Cozy Pattern Piece. Each tea pot will be a different size and shape. Create a pattern piece for all your dolly tea pots.

Camp Doll Diaries - Tea Cozy

Step 3- Fold your felt in half and place your pattern piece on top, cut out your shape. When you fold the felt you will get two equal half circles for your tea cozy.

Camp Doll Diaries - Tea Cozy

Step 4– Heat up your glue gun or sew the edges of your tea cozy. You want to leave the bottom edge open so it can fit on your tea pot.

Camp Doll Diaries - Tea Cozy

Step 5– Decorate your Felt Tea Cozy. Layer Buttons and play around with shapes you like. Once you have the design you like then glue your buttons together and then glue them to your cozy. I chose a flower pattern for this cozy and then used a green thread to stitch a steam and leaf on the cozy.

Camp Doll Diaries - Tea Cozy

For the Yellow Tea Cozy I layered Red, Orange and Yellow buttons to create “flowers” and then stitched some black lines to highlight the “flowers” then for the center I layered a large black button with the Red Orange and Yellow in a reverse pattern just for fun and glued it in the center. For the Red tea Cozy I made a design my Mickey Mouse loving Nieces would enjoy for our dolly tea party and glued it into place.

Camp Doll Diaries - Tea Cozy

Today I used my doll Ruby from The Dolls House in the UK, My favorite dolly tea set and tea trolley from The Queen’s Treasures. 

Also shown, my doll Ruby wearing the Dolly Facinator I made for Doll Diaries in June of 2011 and the Felt Tea Bag I made on my blog in 2011.

Ruby’s dress was made for me by my friend Skippysmom.

I hope you enjoyed today’s Camp Doll Diaries Craft and I look forward to sharing more ideas with you next week!

Karen