Friday, July 1, 2016

Spot of Tea, Anyone?

Tah Dah! Here's the garden art teapot on which I have been working.  I found the tutorial for this garden art teapot at a wonderful blog, Confessions of a Serial Do-It-Yourselfer.   There are very clear instructions provided along with helpful step by step photos of the assembly process.

I'd like to add a couple of things. This adorable project is simple to put together once you get the right items. Specifically, the 1/2 inch elbow . . . who knew that there are so many types of 1/2 inch elbows???  First, I bought a 90 degree,  next a 45 degree, but I had to go back to the store a third time to see if there was still another type of 45 degree elbow that would fit on the end of the pipe. There was. You will need the "45 degree street elbow." Here's a close up of the correct type of elbow and its packaging .

Also, I didn't purchases a tubing cutter as one of the employees cut it to the sizes that I needed. I bought a five foot copper pipe, so my pieces measure two feet and three feet.

I tried both big box stores but neither carry crystal prisms any longer. Instead I used a string of glass beads that I purchased at Michaels. They were already strung on fine, clear fishing line, so I simple added to the length before gluing it in to the spout as the directions indicated. I like the effect of the beads in the sunlight as they look like actual drops of liquid.

As you can see, it looks adorable in the hosta bed. It's so cute that I just might make another one!!!


  1. I wondered what your plan was for that beautiful and colorful tea pot. It is lovely!

    1. Thanks, Tracey. The teapot was a Goodwill find, and since it had cracks inside I had no qualms aboout using it.
      I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out. ;-)

  2. Beautiful garden accompaniment to your hosta bed! I love the glass beads as it does look like liquid is flowing from your pot!

  3. Thanks, Terry! I'm going to make another one for my big garden, but I have some ideas how I might simplify things. I do intend to use the beads as I like the effect that they create.