It’s time to get craf-tea! Let’s turn an old teacup and saucer into a floating teacup. These are so pretty that you’ll want to make more than one. This is not my original idea but one that I saw on a crafting site.
- a teacup
- a saucer
- a fork
- artificial flowers
- glue gun
- wire cutters
- pliers for bending
The saucer and cup don’t necessarily have to be an identical match as a lot of the saucer will be covered in with the artificial flowers. Mine didn’t match exactly. You might notice the fork has been bent in the above photo so that it can be glued onto the cup and saucer. It kind of looks like a Z. You can also use wire for this part if you wish.
Carefully glue the bent fork into place using the glue gun. I also added a bit of E600 glue to give it extra hold. The glue gun dries right away but the E6000 takes awhile, so the glue gun holds it in place.
Don’t worry about the glue showing or even the fork as it will get covered over with the artificial flowers and greenery. Choose your colour theme, most likely to match the cup and saucer and add the blooms. I also added a little bird to the top just to add a bit more whimsy.
It looks really nice from all angles. I’ll be hunting through thrift stores and garage sales for some more cups and saucers.
Next I used a smaller teacup and saucer (about 12 cm wide) and instead of a fork I used a piece of copper wire. You can see it bent into shape in the image below.
The piece that goes on the saucer had a couple of bends in it to make sure it sat straight when glued one. Using a fork limited the height, but using the copper wire gave me more choice on the height. Remember that the glue that shows will be covered up by the greenery and flowers you add.
Another little bird was glued onto the top of the cup for a bit of extra whimsy.
The teacup in the second one was noticeably smaller than the first one. It came from a set of three purchased from the thrift store for $1. I think they are cappuccino cups. Both turned out really cute.
This isn’t something I would put outside, unless in a well protected area and out of the sun or for a short period of time during a special occassion. The flowers would fade after a while and it really isn’t that heavy so it could blow over easily.
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