Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Succulent in a Teacup

The lonely saucer-less teacups I found while "thrifting" now have a renewed purpose to their dainty life. No longer do they house highbrow tea, but rich soil full of earthy goodness.
Thanks to the Internet and its endless resource of ideas I feel so much more creative than I actually am.
My mother and mother-in-law each chose a teacup as part of their Mother's Day Gift on Sunday. Kellie wants one for her apartment and Abby has laid claim to one for her room as well.
They are very easy to make. I first broke Styrofoam packing peanuts into small pieces and layered them in the bottom of each teacup for drainage. After the succulent was planted, I topped the soil with moss, although, I like the look of plain soil too. Tiny rocks will also work to cover the dirt if a more arid look is wanted.
I'm pretty pleased.


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24 comments:

Life is good! said...

what darling mothers day gifts. yes i have made elephant cookies, they were only ok. for some reason i didn't take photos. i have seen some darling ones online though that would be fun to make. how many and when were you wanting them?

J. said...

Oh they are so cute. What a beautiful gift. I'm afraid I'd want to keep them all for myself though.

Momza said...

Those are really cute!

Shannon said...

Cute! I have a bunch of tea cups in a box somewhere. I'll have to give this a try.

E. said...

Julie! I love how they look in the window. You are so creative!

Lesa

2busy said...

What a great idea, and they look beautiful in the window.

Elsa said...

Those are ADORABLE! I always see teacups in the thrift stores. I want to buy them, but I'm never sure what to do with them. Too cute. I also wanted to let you know I'm having a giveaway this week on my blog and would love for you to stop by if you have time. Thanks!! :)

Sue said...

Those look GREAT. I love the contrast of a succulent or cactus with delicate china cups.

=)

Valerie said...

So pretty! What a great idea.

Garden of Egan said...

That is beautiful!!!!
I love them in your window sill.
LOVE IT!

Ginger said...

I love it!

Amelia said...

I tried something similar last year only I did it in the kind of soup mugs that look like big bulky tea cups and put flowers in them on a stump in my backyard. I have a bright yellow teapot in the center that I keep water in to water them and they have a piece of red check table cloth under them. I'm looking forward to trying the styrofoam this year. I bet that will work better than the pebbles I used. Thanks for sharing!

Kazzy said...

What a beautiful way to repurpose those lovely tea cups.

Marvett Smith said...

These are beautiful and I love the cups! Thank goodness for finding good things on the internet. Thanks for sharing!

The Sunflower Patch said...

Wow,those are so beautiful! Any mother (myself included) would feel extra special to receive one of these!

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

These are fabulous, Julie! Happy to find a new friend via Sew Many Ways "find a friend friday." You have a talent for taking photos! New follower.
<3 Christina

Debbie said...

Those are adorable!

Dacia Alba said...

Love this idea! Thanks for sharing :)

Kristin said...

I have always loved the simplicity of this look...you have inspired me!

Jen said...

What a simple but beautiful idea!!!
Love it!

" Hit It......." said...

Love it! I need to work on being a little more creative.

Lara said...

I really love this idea! Now to see if any of my local thrift stores have such teacups! :)

Megan said...

These are adorable!

Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust said...

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