The Craf-tea Pots

Categories: Craf-tea, Garden Projects, and Whimsy.

What do you do with those old teapots that might drip too much when you pour the tea or have a crack in them?   Don’t you dare throw them away.  Create your own teapot totem.

You just need a few teapots in varying sizes and take all the lids off, except for the smallest one.  Start stacking them up and gluing them together.  And before you know it you will have a teapot totem to add to the garden.

a craf-tea idea - a teapot totem - craftygardener.ca

This one has been in different spots in the garden.   Believe it or not the rain does get inside these teapots down the spout.  So every now and then I need to tip it and pour out any water.

a craf-tea idea - a teapot totem - craftygardener.ca

For the past couple of years it has found a home on theta thyme  ladder planter on the deck, along with all the other tea cups and teapots and kettles.

a craf-tea idea - old teapot lids stacked up- craftygardener.ca

Even the lids will make their own tippy totem when stacked up on each other.

Here is another of my craf-tea ideas for using an old teapot, a cup and saucer and a piece of marble. The slabs of marble were a find from my husband. I’ve got green, pink and blue. The teapot and dish were given to be my a friend who knew I would come up with something creative for the garden. The cup and saucer were from a garage sale a long time ago. There were several that came in the set and the others have already been made into teacup feeders and planters.

a craf-tea idea - a never ending pot of tea - craftygardener.ca  a craf-tea idea - a never ending pot of tea - craftygardener.ca

This was a simple project to put together using Craft Goop. I’m sure you can figure out how to do it just looking at the photo.  One year I added a small pot inside the cup with a cutting from a wandering jew plant.  I also added a cute little clip on bird.

a craf-tea idea - a never ending pot of tea - craftygardener.ca

This year it is on top of the tea thyme ladder planter and I have a some stringy stonecrop t in the cup.

If you don’t have any teapots on hand good places to get them are at garage sales and thrift stores.

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