Wednesday, August 31, 2011

garden tea cups

I have seen this craft on several blogs and with the
help of Mr. Corners we made a few for the garden.

Buy cups from your local thrift store

Glue a small plastic flange {from Lowes} to the bottom
of both cups and glue the cups to the saucers

Weigh down with a heavy book and let the glue dry.

Spray paint dowels {the right size to fit in the flange}
and glue them in the flange on the bottom of the cup saucer

Aren't they cute?

I was going to put birdseed in them but someone warned
me that the spilled seed would grow weeds in the garden
so they are empty - merely ornamental


Just a little something from Judy said...

Beautifully done! You are right about the seeds though, I have seen that first hand. Maybe you can add some votive candles for the times you and your husband spend the evening together, in the garden:) Maybe that is dreaming.

Debbie said...

I have wanted to do these because I think they are so pretty. I always thought you had to drill. I could do it this way. I'm all about the gorilla glue.

Diana Ferguson said...

These are too cute!!!

Kerri said...

This is SO cute...and easy too! I think my mother in law would love one of these! Thanks for the idea!

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

I have often admired these cute bird seed cups and wished to have one in my garden. Your directions are great!

Thank you for your sweet words concerning my mom :) They are greatly appreciated!

Kindly, Lorraine