|Teacup in the garden. Lucy Mercer/A Cook and Her Books|
Isn't this teacup adorable? It's a thrift store find, a Noritake bone china teacup and saucer, glued to a plant stake, now floating above the lantana in my garden. It could be a bird bath, a bird feeder, a whimsical piece of garden art, or a tealight holder.
And, it was super-easy and inexpensive to put together. Let's follow along, shall we?
First, find some darling little teacups and saucers, or clever bowls. Do not pay retail. These teacups were a thrift store find, and because I bought them on half-price Monday, I paid less than $8 for four cups and saucers. I also found cute chartreuse Sur La Table bowls. While the teacups were in perfect condition, then green bowls had a few chips. I also paid less than a dollar for each, so no sweat. The point is, cheap and chipped are the way to go.
|Bowls and teacups. Lucy Mercer/A Cook and Her Books|
Now, let's get to crafting. Choose a well-ventilated area and protect your workspace. Epoxy stinks to high heaven, so I chose the front porch table for this project. Follow the directions on the epoxy packaging, and work quickly. That stuff is super sticky! Holding plant stakes on to china is tedious, so I taped the glued stake to the saucer. Let the items set for at least 5 minutes. I let them cure overnight, just to be sure they would hold.
|Teacups. Lucy Mercer/A Cook and Her Books|
|Teacups and bowls. Lucy Mercer/A Cook and Her Books|
Give this project a try and let me know what you think.
|Teacup with tea lights. Lucy Mercer/A Cook and Her Books|