I may not know exactly what your clock is telling you right now, but here, it’s teatime! So brew yourself a nice, warm cup, get cozy, and let’s make a super cute, 3D teapot together.
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- Hot Glue
- A Large Bead
- Precision Craft Glue or a Glue Stick
- Bone Folder (optional)
- A Cutting Machine or X-ACTO knife
- My Free Template
How to Make It
1. Use your cutting machine or X-ACTO knife, along with my template, to cut out all of the pieces for your 3D teapot.
Note: If you are using the SVG files that includes the score lines, don’t forget to set them as such in Cricut Design Space and attach them to their shapes before sending them through your cutting machine. I used a lime green color to mark the score lines, so hopefully that helps! If you’re having trouble with the score lines, check out this video.
Layering Your Pieces
2. Start by layering your decorative panels on top of the pink teapot pieces as well as the handle. There are three panels that include slits, make sure to match them up with their corresponding decorative pieces.
Assembling the Teapot
3. Start by taking one side of your teapot and folding along the score lines. Attach each of the upper pieces together by gluing the little tabs to the inside of the piece adjacent to it. Repeat the process with the other side of the teapot, but don’t glue them together just yet.
To the side that has a panel with a single slit at the top and bottom, attach the handle. Glue the tabs to the inside.
Next, fold the gold pieces along the score lines, and glue the tabs to the bottom of each teapot piece.
Assembling the Spout
4. Layer the decorative pieces on the two “spout-shaped” sides.
Next, take your two, pink rectangular strips and fold the tabs inward. Use the tabs to attach the longer one to the outside edge of one of your spout pieces (make sure that the side with the tab at the end is near the base of the spout). Then, attach the shorter strip along the inside edge. Glue the other spout piece to the tabs on the opposite side.
Once those are in place, glue the two decorative, rectangular strips to the two rectangular sides.
Attach the whole thing to the teapot using the panel that has four slits in the bottom section.
Putting it Together
5. Take your octagon piece and fold the tabs inward. Attach the tabs to the inside of your teapot, near the top.
Now you can attach the other side of your teapot—bringing the two halves together.
Assembling the Lid
6. Take the long, pink rectangular strip, and fold it into an octagon shape. Attach the end tab to the inside.
Use the tabs/slits provided to attach the pink octagon to the green, star-shaped piece.
Curl each of the triangles inward and use the little tabs on the sides to bring the whole thing together.
Use hot glue to attach a bead to the top of the lid.
Place your lid on top of your teapot, and your project is complete!
I’ve designed 2D teapots, but this was my first attempt at a 3D version. Overall, I’m really pleased with how it came together! The spout turned out even cuter than I had hoped, and I was really glad that I decided to make a removable lid. Projects like these are even more fun when they have an interactive element, in my opinion!
The hardest part about making this project was choosing which papers to use. Lately, I have been collecting so many fun, patterned papers, and it was really hard to limit myself to just a couple! I may just have to design myself another teapot in the future so that I can have an excuse to put a couple more to use.
I use Adobe Illustrator for all of my designs, and a Cricut Maker to bring my creations to life. For tips on creating fun paper cuts like this one, see the FAQ section on my website. Also, be sure to check out the other fun freebies available on my blog!
Enjoy putting my 3D teapot together. And don’t forget to share your fun finished project with me on Instagram!
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