3D Teapot – Kitchen Cut Files

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.

3D Teapot

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Watch a short video of me putting this project together on Instagram.

Supplies

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!

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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.

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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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14 Comments

14 Comments on 3D Teapot – Kitchen Cut Files

  1. auntie em
    January 10, 2023 at 6:38 am (4 weeks ago)

    Your teapot is so sweet! The patterned paper you use makes it look charming.
    Thank you for sharing! 🙂

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    • Mandee
      January 10, 2023 at 11:17 am (4 weeks ago)

      Thanks so much! I’m so glad you like the papers I chose for this one!! 😄

      Reply
  2. Lara
    January 10, 2023 at 7:11 am (4 weeks ago)

    This is so sweet, I can see it at a tea, and I’m even thinking (well ahead) of an advent tea at Church as the centerpiece.

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    • Mandee
      January 10, 2023 at 11:18 am (4 weeks ago)

      Thanks so much Lara! I definitely think it could make a great centerpiece. 😊

      Reply
  3. Chris
    January 10, 2023 at 8:05 am (4 weeks ago)

    How sweet!! I love this and the paper is soo pretty where did you get it??
    TY for sharing!!!!

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    • Mandee
      January 10, 2023 at 11:22 am (4 weeks ago)

      Thank you! I’m so glad you like it. The patterned papers I used for this project came from a paper set I got at Jo-Ann’s called Cottage Place. 🙂

      Reply
  4. Helen J Roberts
    January 10, 2023 at 9:51 am (4 weeks ago)

    Such a great design. I can see steam coming out and cookies on a plate! Thank you for sharing another beautiful file.

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    • Mandee
      January 10, 2023 at 11:23 am (4 weeks ago)

      Mmm, what a pretty picture! Now I want tea and cookies!!

      Reply
  5. LaMeisa Moore
    January 13, 2023 at 1:23 pm (4 weeks ago)

    I can’t find the score lines. It looks like it’s going to just cut all the pieces apart. What am I doing wrond?

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    • Mandee
      January 18, 2023 at 11:47 am (3 weeks ago)

      Sorry you are having trouble. First off, be sure that you are using the version that includes score lines (another version is included for cutting machines that don’t accept score lines in files). If you know you are using the correct version of the design, follow the steps in this video to set up the score lines before sending the design to cut. 🙂

      Reply
  6. Christine
    January 18, 2023 at 8:33 am (3 weeks ago)

    Thanks for your cute design however unfortunately with my Apple products it doesn’t allow me to save or at least I don’t know how to do it. Such a bummer I tried several times

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    • Mandee
      January 18, 2023 at 11:50 am (3 weeks ago)

      Hi Christine. Sorry that you are having trouble. YOu shouldn’t have to worry about being an Apple user. In fact, all of my designs are created using Apple products, so they are definitely compatible! Be sure to check out my FAQ page for detailed downloading instructions and troubleshooting tips. And if you are still running into issues, feel free to email me some screenshots of the problem at mandee@designsbymissmandee.com, and I’ll see if I can help you through it. 🙂

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  7. Tina Marie Wood
    January 27, 2023 at 9:52 am (2 weeks ago)

    I am making several of these for my daughter’s tea party-themed bridal shower in April. Love all of your designs!!!!

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    • Mandee
      January 27, 2023 at 11:21 am (2 weeks ago)

      Yay! That’s going to be so cute!! Have fun putting them together.

      Reply

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