Archives for craf-tea cups and pots

The Tea Time Tree

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

Saylor House, built around 1875 is a wonderful cafe in Bloomfield, Ontario with a lot of history.  Walking down the driveway takes you to the cafe in what was originally the drive shed.  Here you can sit and enjoy your meal inside or out on the deck or at one of the several tables in the garden. One of the additions to their garden this year was a tea tree.  They had taken tea cups, jugs, teapots and bowls and tied them with ribbon to some of the trees.  You know how I love garden whimsy, and I just had to try this idea
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Creating a Teacup Tree

Categories: Craf-tea, Crochet, and Whimsy.

I’ve been working on new garden whimsy project.  It started with a teacup planter that I purchased recently and it will have some cute crochet teacups displayed in it. I did a fair bit of experimenting with a pattern before I got what I think is right.  Thank goodness crochet is forgiving and on a small item like this it was easy to unravel and try again. Join a chain of 4 into a circle. Chain 3 for the first double crochet (dc). Do 15 dc into the ring to make a total of 16 dc.  Join. To start the
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The Craf-tea Cup Planters

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

I love to plant in containers other than flower pots.    Repurpose those chipped or cracked teacups into little planters.The ladder planter has a collection of old teacups, teapots, tea kettles, bowls and dishes that I plant in.  Most are planted with succulents. If the succulent is in a plastic flower pot and then inside a container I will sink the pot into the ground to over winter it.  If the plant is directly into the container then I store it in the garage over the winter.  Winter in my part of Canada can be very cold and if these
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Teacup Feeders to Planters

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

You can be very craf-tea and turn an inexpensive cup and saucer into a teacup feeder or planter.  I’ve tried a few different way to make these.  The first was using some copper pipe and caps.  I glued the cap onto the saucer, then glued the cup onto the saucer.  This was fastened onto a long wooden dowel or a piece of copper pipe. You can download and print the poem at this site. When it rained I discovered a problem with this way. It meant removing the copper pipe from the ground, cleaning the cup and then carefully putting
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Never Ending Cup of Tea

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

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. This was a simple project to put together using Craft
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