Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Cup of Tea - Tutorial on Dollhouse Miniatures Magazine

Hello everyone,

Hope you are all doing fine. It has been busy in the last few days and for some reason I haven't settled in. Well I won't be settling in until I see the kids back to school once again. Lots of preparation before they are off. Dreading the moment but that is life. My young man will be starting next week and the girls will start a week after.

Before I start off I wanted to welcome a new follower to our blog Welcome Ali! Today I will be sharing with you one of my tutorials that I have made for Dollhouse Miniatures Magazine. This tutorial is featured in the latest issue 53, September/October.

I bet a few of you might recognize this tea preparation which is set up in No 35, Miss Leah's Home. I was asked to make a tutorial how to make a tea cup with a tea bag which now is featured in Dollhouse Miniatures Magazine.

And here is the featured tutorial you can click Here to have a copy of the Featured Tutorial Enjoy a Warm cup of Tea.

I will be sharing with you in detail how to make this cup of tea

Filled cup of tea with tea bag

So You will be needing a real tea bag, some pva glue, Fimo liquid gel, a miniature ceramic cup, thread, paper and acrylic light brown acrylic paint.
Open the tea bag and keep the tea granules to a side. Fold the tea bag and with a scissors cut a tiny shaped tea bag. 

Once the tea bag is cut on the fold open it and add a few tea granules to the miniature tea bag. Don’t add lots as it will be too bulky. 

Add a little pva glue using a toothpick to the sides of the tea bag and add the thread on top.  You don’t have to cut the thread short. Once you closed your tea bag and sealed the sides let it dry.

Get a piece of tin foil and add a little fimo liquid gel to it. Smear a little brown acrylic paint. Just a tiny touch. You don’t want your tea to look too dark.  Mix well.

Add the mixture to the tiny ceramic cup. Don’t fill it up to the brim. Half way would be just enough. Remember that the gel once baked tends to expand.

When you are happy with the amount of tea in the cup add the tiny tea bag to the cup very gently and let the thread hang up by the side of the cup. Let the mixture with the tea bag set for at least one hour before baking it in an oven on a low temperature of about 30 minutes. 

Once it is baked and the cup has cooled down, use some clear varnish or nail polish to the surface of the sea to give it a more realistic moist appearance. 

Cut the thread to the length that you want. Fold a tiny piece of paper and glue it to the end of the tread to make a small label. You can decorate it with a fine pen or color it with a marker.

To make it a bit more realistic you can add a little pva glue to the thread and glue it to the ceramic mug to make it look that there is some weight in the hanging.

There you have your miniature tea with your tea bag. 

I hope you will find this useful for your dolls house miniature projects.

My Miniature World Readable Books

I am also pleased to say that My Miniature World Books on the blog has been updated were you can find all the miniature readable books available in different sections. Just click on the Title Caption below the pictures to find out more. Now we are offering them from here too Ready Made and also in Kit form. We are really excited as more books are coming up soon and for a good reason. Very soon I will be working on a Dolls House Project which will be called The Old Library. This will be part of Regent Street. 

So this is all for today. Hopefully we will start working on the beginning of Rose Cottage.

Take Care and see you real soon.


Rebecca xxx


  1. Thank you so much for sharing this inspiring tutorial. What a brilliant idea to make a miniature tea bag from a real tea bag.

    Well done on the new book section. I love all your books. I have to admit comparing your books to others, yours are the best and no doubt about that. They are truly readable and anyone can make them. Keep up the good work.

    1. Thank you so much Marie for your kind words. I don't know what to say. I really appreciate it xxx

  2. Congratulations!
    Beautiful books.

  3. Hi Rebecca,

    I have followed your work for the past few years now. You have achieved what you always wished and kept on going without fail. I am very proud of you because I know how hard you have worked to reach your goals. I can see that you have grew not only in your skills but even socially and in the public eye. Your creations changed to perfection. I am in awe of you. Well done and keep going, your success will pay off as we can already see the fruit of it.

    BBB xxx

    1. Hello my dear BBB. How nice to see you. Thank you so much for your wonderful comments. I am so please that I made you proud. You have been a great support to me and I want to thank you for always believing in. Hope to catch up. Take care and sending you warm hugs xxx