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    A Woodland Tea Party by Laura Carson!

    Filed under Art Projects, Back in Stock, Fairy Garden, Featured Artwork, Giveaways, Laura Carson, Newsletters

    Note: most of the links on this post no longer work, as we moved to a new Web site in 2018. However, you can see the supply list items from Laura’s project that are still available on the new site.

    Quick announcement before the new items and spring-y woodland artwork: the Fairy Garden Miniatures sale includes lots of the goodies in Laura’s artwork!

    The 25% off Sale on ALL Fairy Garden Miniatures ENDS TOMORROW NIGHT (Monday, April 11th)!

    Design Team Member Laura Carson is presenting a fantastical Woodland Tea Party that is sure to delight you with its whimsy!

    Deep in the forest under a moss draped tree, a tea party is set to begin; and it looks like the fairies have created a sumptuous feast for the woodland creatures.

    Squirrels are already munching on a bowl of berries and birds are enjoying the sun while sitting on the roofs and ledges of their houses. Vine chairs make comfortable seats for the owls; and there’s even a rabbit bouncing by.

    You can see a little hedgehog waiting to dig in to the apples that are sitting in bowls (that are made from acorn caps). Speaking of acorn caps, the teapot is made from a tulip bead cap with acorn caps as the base and top of the pot.

    A 3-D tree made from a new kit oversees the scene with fluttering leaves amidst the moss. Even the smallest creatures, a snail and turtle are joining in on the party!

    This happy scene is built into a Cottage Base that has been turned upside down. Pieces of Trailing Ivy Border painted two colors of green, and Metal Door Pulls are added on each side allowing it to serve as a tray; making it easy to lift and reposition.”

    Woodland Tea Party Supply List

    For more photos, details and to find out how Laura made the moss covered logs, visit Artfully Musing (with one of Laura’s always-generous tutorials).


    Hooray for the Woodland Critters Giveaway!

    I picked out a mix of items from Laura’s Woodland Tea Party supply list to make this Giveaway (psst! that is a link to the supply list, with photos and links to all of the goodies used):
    – Miniature Owl
    – Miniature Vine Chair
    – 3D Chipboard Tree – 8 Inch
    – Tiny Bird Box
    – Set of Miniature Squirrels
    – Tulip Bead Cap
    – Polymer Clay Kiwi Cane
    – Into the Woods Collage Sheet
    – Mini Oak Leaves in Bag

    To enter Woodland Critters Giveaway drawing (both drawings) all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY or TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, MONDAY NIGHT, April 11, 2016). AND tell me: What would you make with your prize? What other goodies in addition to those at right would you mix in?

    Don’t forget to leave your (hello! correct) email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

    Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

    After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via Random.org). So make sure to check back to see who won! And check your mailbox on Thursday morning for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

    Hey, who won the Flower Cart Giveaway? That would be Carla!

    Congratulations! Check your email for more info.

    Posted by Leslie, April 10th, 2016

    54 responses to “A Woodland Tea Party by Laura Carson!”

    1. barb macaskill says:

      OH MY GOD! OH MY GOD! OH MY GOD!! Fantabulous! I am totally in love with this and would create a forest of these awesome trees with lots of Fairies flitting around amongst them! There would be gnomes and trolls hiding in the shadows and squirrels, bunnies and deer frolicking along the edges of the meadow right outside of the forest!!! I would definitely be able to see the forest through the trees! LOL This would be an amazing treat to win! LOVE every little detail of this project! TFS and fingers crossed!

    2. Holly says:

      This is amazing. I would make a shadowbox with a woodland scene in it to hang in my office. The little chairs remind me of a friend of mine that used to make tiny wooden chairs and leave them in random spots all over New York. The little wood duck box is truly awesome.

    3. Barb Striethorst says:

      Awesome! I would make my own woodland tea party!

    4. Phoebe Diamond says:

      A wisdom tree. I’d have owls in the branches and books, papers, magazines hanging from the branches. I’d set it up in the school library as an inspiration for students.

    5. Cathy DeWalt says:

      These are adorable. I think I would make a shadowbox with these. They are just sweet!

    6. LoriSW says:

      I would make my backyard. Garden, garden tools, gate, birds and birdbath would need to be added. How fun!

    7. Helen says:

      I would make a woodland fairy festival, and I would string fairy lights all through the trees! Wonderful giveaway!

    8. PERFECT company for my patio fairy garden. (They sneakity-sneak in at night)

    9. Aggie Stiefer says:

      What a bright fun kit to chase away the remaining winter blues

    10. Sherry Bissell says:

      I am so in love with this!!😍

    11. Karen says:

      A shadow box “dark and stormy night” with the moon back lit and a couple of owls in the trees that I would paint black and sprinkle with black glitter. I might possibly set it up like a Halloween night – I love Halloween stuff!!! Can’t plan too early ~_~

    12. Jen R says:

      I think I might like to try this. What a cute little scene. I think I would add some more flowers to it or maybe make it a bit spooky for a Halloween type scene.

    13. Mary C. says:

      I love these dainty miniatures. So much fun, and the newsletter always has such great inspiration. I would love to make a miniature secret garden, with birds in the trees and bunnies hiding in the hedges. Maybe a shy deer or even a cute baby raccoon to join the party.

    14. This is nothing short of enchantingly delightful. I can’t believe the plethora of items, skillful craftsmanship, meticulous attention to detail … just stunning!

    15. Jo says:

      I would make a tiny mouse garden! Love these pieces!

    16. Lou Anne says:

      I’d add lots of flowers and moss to the woodland tea party. A few fairies might have to pop in as well.

    17. Denise Bryant says:

      Beautiful fairy garden! I have several little trinkets for a fairy garden that I have collected in the last few years. They’re in potted plants in my garden window right now, but I think they would fit in nicely with these! I have a bench and chair, a birdhouse, a gazebo and a watering can!

    18. These are amazing I would make a shadow box and add some of my mini flowers to it I love these items thanks for the chanced to win

    19. Nadine says:

      I have a large glass terrarium that these would be perfect for decorating.

    20. Jennie says:

      Oooh, how about an enchanted fairy bower?

    21. Leah Fein says:

      I would make almost the same thing. Things I would mixed in? Probably some lovely vintage flowers from hat making that I have at home

    22. Traci says:

      Laura’s woodland tea party is so darn cute I would love to make a Alice in Wonderland tea party similar to Laura’s. >^..^<

    23. Jill Michaels says:

      Oh my goodness! I’m currently altering tin cans with my handmade flowers. I need some fairy stuff!

    24. M. C. Sparks says:

      I need to bake something owl themed for a friend who lives them

    25. jean marmo says:

      AGain this makes me think of my sister who lives in a tiny cottage in the middle of 10 acres. She has a HUGE garden of flowers and fairy signs all over!! I adore those little creatures!!

    26. Marlene Daniels says:

      Wow, I’m totally in love with this woodland tea party. I think I would assemble it in a vintage box. I love this site!!!!!!

    27. Margaret D says:

      I love that tree! And all the wonderful little things playing around it. I would definitely do something similar but I am thinking a winter party might be a lot of fun. Here I am complaining of the cold here in Maine and I am planning winter artwork. ismh lol! Anyway I do love this! All those little birdhouses…so sweet!

    28. Alma Casiano says:

      this is a very cute kit ! I believe I’d have to add more flowers to this already adorable woodland tea party ..

    29. Laural says:

      Adding more trees and moss I would make Hansel and Gretel woodland scene with the witch candy cottage.

    30. Kim Lucak says:

      To the woodland garden I would add deer and bunnies 🙂

    31. Kat Cashwell says:

      Love the woodland tea party!! I would add more animals ! Thanks for the great ideas!!

    32. Kathlene Ford-Walters says:

      Perfect to go in my conservatory. thanks for the chance to win.

    33. Karen Mallory says:

      Wow! I love Laura’s tea party! I would make it like Laura and and some more animals!

    34. Rose says:

      Any sweet garden theme would work for this giveaway, and I would have a difficult time choosing! Fairies, mice, or woodland birds? Thank you for sharing this wonderful inspiration and for the chance to win it, too!

    35. Mary Helene says:

      Just love all the pieces with this fun giveaway and a woodland tea party would be the piece to make.

    36. Penny Meyer says:


    37. What a collection of goodies! How would one choose what to use first??

    38. cathrine bolin says:

      I needled felted a little knome, and now I need to build him a forest home, many of things needed are right in this give away, trees, forest friends, flowers, acorn caps for fairy friends. Ooolee would love to win his forest home:)

    39. Jen C says:

      I would add some Fimo clay picnic goodies and create a woodsy picnic scene. Love this giveaway! Wonderful as usual!

    40. Beth says:

      I love this precious tea party, but I would invite an extra guest– a Gnome in a red pointy hat! That’s who would be added to my tea party! 🙂

    41. winnie says:

      Oh I see a scary halloween tree. With the owl and leaves lots of fun stuff to play with.

    42. Victoria says:

      Oh my goodness, I would love to make a woodland scene with these! I might add a fawn and gnome to my scene.

    43. Carol Slowik says:

      I love the tree! I would create a place to contemplate life. There would be a comfortable chair under the tree and possibly some fairies!

    44. KIM says:

      What a great giveaway .
      I would use all the items for a fall garden .
      Add a few pumpkins and a deer or two .
      Prefect .

    45. marykay chisum says:

      I’m a huge Laura fan! I wanna be just like her if I ever “Grow up”! I love her design and would stay close to her original project.

    46. Carla says:

      Love the 3D trees!

    47. Cg says:

      (SWOON) OMG….I say this a lot but DANG…whenever I think Laura cannot blow my mind anymore than she already has…WOW! First of all, winning notwithstanding, the trees and bird houses are MINE. But I’d probably do a forest scene using Pegasus at the small (resin made) pond with Perseus.hindi g in the bushes ready to capture him. I’ve been wanting to do things other than fairy themed projects (which I still love but tend to fall back on) to push myself. I love all the product!!

    48. Eve Watters says:

      I’d like to make a little woodland retreat, and I’m picturing something based on a Japanese teahouse I once visited– but more rustic. I’d hunt around outside for some texture-y natural materials to add to these lovely goodies!

    49. LeAnn says:

      I would also make a fairy garden and I would mix in some live succulents.

    50. Amy says:

      love the tree.

    51. angelic says:

      I would make a little forest with the items from the giveaway, thanks for the chance to win.

    52. Lois C. says:

      I. LOVE. THIS!! I might add a few more creatures….. This could so easily be adapted for a Halloween scene! Thanks for the opportunity to win this!

    53. Denise says:

      What a wonderful setting! I would incorporate this with my Gypsy Wagon!

    54. Cheryl Lee says:

      This is soooo cute! I would make a little fairy garden scene. You have so many creative and talented ladies! And truly wonderful giveaways! Thank you!