Making a Sharpie teapot is something I’ve wanted to try for ages!
Ever since I saw some beautiful cups somebody very talented had decorated with a blue Sharpie on a link up somewhere.
The only slight problem was that I can’t really draw! Making things is fine but drawing usually is not. However, I decided to keep it simple and just to see how it turned out.
We decorated the living room a while ago (it’s not quite finished!) and I made some new curtains. I chose the fabric because I loved the flowers, so I decided to do something similar with the teapot. My other source of inspiration was this lovely Orla Kiely decorated bus from The Year of The Bus. I love her designs and, without wanting to copy, I wanted to do something similar.
The last thing to do was to put it in the oven on 200 degrees C for half an hour, then let it cool completely.
I like the black and white but I might colour them in. What do you think?
Here are some tips if you want to try this yourself!
- If you have small children, wait until they are asleep. It is very difficult to draw on a teapot while a two year old is climbing all over the table.
- Keep a supply of baby wipes to hand.
- If you are right handed, start with the design at the top right hand corner and work left to right so you don’t smudge your design.
- I found it easiest to draw on the teapot with it on my lap. However this will only work for the first side.
Happy crafting! xx