Fairy Garden Tea Party in a Tag Tutorial

Fairy Garden Tea Party in a Tag Tutorial with Reneabouquets & Prima Plant Department

Hello, Friends!  It’s Make & Take Tuesday and I have a delightful Fairy Garden Tea Party in a Tag Tutorial to share with you.  Last month, I created this Peter Cottontail Treat Tag using this same design template. Many of you requested that I create a tutorial so you could make these for your friends and family members.  With Mother’s Day right around the corner, I thought this might be a good time to honor that request.

Tree of Life in the Fairy Garden

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The base of this Fairy Garden Tea Party in a Tag is made with (2) Graphic 45 Square tags, papers from the Prima Plant Department paper collection and some gorgeous goodies from Reneabouquets.  This flower fairy is a great match for the paper collection, and I could not resist adding a splendid dragonfly to my Tree of Life ATC tag shaker frame.

  • First, paint the Tree of Life ATC tag with Gold Paint.
  • Next, cut a piece of acetate (clear cardstock) to fit the back side of the frame and glue in place with Dries Clear Adhesive.
  • Now, place 3 layers of 1/8″ foam strips around the outside edge of the frame.
  • After you paint the edges of the ATC tag with gold paint, apply one of the rub on images to the surface.
  • Then fill the center of the tag with your shaker mix and press the Tree of Life Frame in place.
  • Adhere the dragonfly in one corner and the Flower Fairy in the other.
  • Paint a bit of Ivy Beautiful Board and a leaf with gold paint.  Scatter Prills to add a pop of color and texture to the ivy and the leaf.
  • Tie charms through the top of the shaker frame.
Fairy Garden Wind Chimes?

No fairy garden is complete without a little bit of charm, don’t you agree?  So I created this pretty dangle charm embellishment on the 1 1/2″ spine.  There’s a fancy key, feather, dragonfly, butterfly, and mushroom on it, and when it moves, it makes me think of wind chimes.

A Peek Inside

You will learn how to add this fun flip flap page inside the Fairy Garden.  It’s a quick and easy feature to make, but adds a great interactive element to the design.

Tea Party in a Tag

Here’s a peek at the tea party that’s tucked inside the box pocket.  I used the G45 Policy Envelope Die to cut a little pouch for my tea bag and chocolate.  An ivory ATC tag is dressed up with papers and die cuts from the collection.  Wrap packaged cookies with paper scraps to add a touch of class to the ensemble.  And of course, one must have a honey stick and a spoon!

Fairy Garden Tea Party in a Tag Tutorial on YouTube

The tutorial I’ve prepared for you today will show you how to build the tag book base, the flap element and the box pocket.  If you’d like to follow along, please enjoy this video on my YouTube channel.


I hope you enjoyed that as much as I did!

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by, friend!




8 thoughts on “Fairy Garden Tea Party in a Tag Tutorial

  1. lynn legge

    ohh my kathy i just love this tag….so beautiful. everywhere i see your beautiful touches. love the colors…the embellishments…gee you never have created anything i didnt love.
    thank you friend for your inspiration.

  2. Renea Harrison

    Kathy, this is so amazing and I of course love the whole Fairy Garden Tea Party theme!! One of these days, I am going to retire and then have the time to show up at your door so that we can have our own tea party. I would love to have hours just to chat and pick your artistic brain. You are such a delight and so is your art!! Thank you so much~

  3. 1sassy1

    This is absolutely creative and so beautiful! I love that it feels almost unexpected because you wouldn’t think a tag would open and have such an amazing surprise inside! It’s so clever! I appreciate the videos a lot so I’m always happy to see a new post with a video but I would love to see the process all the way through, including decorating. I know it takes a lot of your time so I do understand why you can’t record the entire process every time but I want you to know that I learn new things from you through the entire process. Watching you figure out how to finish the project and the little touches you include does help me. Maybe at 72, I’m a bit slow at retaining things but the decorating part is what I find the most challenging so I never get tired of watching you add those finishing touches. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve marveled at the way you layer the embellishments. I hope this doesn’t sound like a criticism because it’s not. I just wanted to let you know that I appreciate all the parts of your videos and understand that you can’t always include everything but love it when you do. I hope you are having a great day.

    Sandra Smith
    Queen Creek

  4. Helen

    As beautiful as ever this vintage tag box is a delight! Your embellishments are perfect, everything has come together for the perfect gift.

  5. Laura Clark

    So clever out of 2 tags! Love the new prima paper collection, will have to get some. The theme and colors are beautiful.

  6. Gena Krannig

    Kathy, everything about this Fairy garden tag tea party is pure magic! The colors, images, and embellishments are fabulous! I love the tree of life shaker frame and those beautiful shaker elements. The flower girl is darling and that dragonfly! Oh my! Thank you for sharing this beautiful creation! Hugs!

  7. Joni E

    What a beautiful tag! This one is on my list of things to do-definitely a great gift. Thank you so much for the tutorial!

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