In honor of loving the Earth (it is Earth Day.) I also just love sharing a post with you that involves two of my favorite things; crafting and gardening! So this little post is a quick one that I hope will bring you some Spring crafting joy, as well as garden inspiration. I am even thinking this project would be fantastic for Mother’s Day or a Bridal shower gift too.
Last year I made a similar DIY project when I participated in the Tea Cup Challenge. I used the teacup as a birdfeeder for that project and it was a hit on Hometalk, although many of the comments were wondering how I kept the squirrels off of the feeder! Strangely enough I was never bothered with them. This current whimsical handmade garden décor project has two of my favorite items; a grapevine wreath and a porcelain tea cup.
Seems that whenever I am serenely strolling down a HomeGoods, or a T.J. Maxx isle I have creating on my mind. I suppose the reason for this is because I really don’t need another set of dishes, tea cups or coffee cups. But I do need to “make,” something. Good news is, I can always come up with a justification for a purchase if I use it for creating.
So when I spied this adorable irregular shaped porcelain tea cup with rosettes on the handle, I immediately saw in my minds eye a garden décor project! I secretly squealed in the aisle, and as quick as a wink I placed the tea cup set in my shopping cart.
But as with most handmade projects there is always room for learning, improvement and modifications.
Crafting teaches me so much about life and I have recently adopted a new motto. “Live and learn” I don’t know why it took me so long to figure this one out.
So what I did learn from my previous project? I learned to love epoxy glue! I need long lasting support. The trick to achieving this is two fold:
- Wooden dowel attached to the grapevine wreath, using epoxy glue. The wooden dowel is the support system for the entire cup and saucer.
- Epoxy glue attaching the cup to the saucer.
There you have you it! You can make your own now or I can make one for you. I have this one in my on-line shop, or I will make one for you, if you’d like. I do have the teacup set from the previous project tucked away safely in my stash of goodies if you’d like to use that one or specify another one.
Please mark you calendars and join us for a Garden party! We welcome, current or past garden joys because you inspire us!
Oh and please download my free Mother’s Day printable too! (It’s on the sidebar)
I am including a few links to amazon for you should you want to make your own DIY Garden Décor, or you can find these supplies at most local craft stores too.
Next week I will be sharing a DIY Felt Ball Spring Wreath, a short Hello post from Puerto Rico (leaving on Sunday to visit our daughter and her family.) As well as my free monthly newsletter, downloadable calendar and Bridal/Baby Shower guide.
Happy Friday to one and all!