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Sunday, June 26

Tea Cup Centerpieces

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Nellie's birthday party is coming up & 
I've been using lots of {what else?} 
spray paint & epoxy to get ready!
We're having a tea party & I want bright, happy colors!

I found this centerpiece on Pinterest & decided to make
something like it.
I spent about $12 {total} on tea cups & saucers at the thrift store.
{I tried to find pieces with texture on them.}
I don't know if it was necessary, but I did spray the dishes
with primer first. Then, I painted everything in crazy colors.
Most of the insides of the cups don't show, 
so don't worry about them.
-More about the pink frame in a later post!-

For the next step, you'll need some glue.
I recently overcame my fear of epoxy & now I'm
glueing everything in sight using it on lots of projects!

Just squeeze some epoxy on a paper plate & 
mix it with a plastic spoon. 
Then, {working quickly} dip your cups 
in the glue & place them where you want them.
I think it's cute if they are stacked kinda crooked.
Then I added some gold paint to the edges with a sponge brush
& some gold glitter. {'Cause everything is more fun with glitter!}

The centerpieces are so cute with some fresh flowers in the top cup.
I used wet floral foam & wet florist tape it the cup first.
{Water the foam generously before placing the flowers.}
One "grower's bunch" {$5} from the grocery store
was enough to fill both cups.

Click here to see another project I made for 
Nellie's party.


  1. Very clever, I like that idea--I was wondering what you were going to do with those tea cups.

  2. Those have got to be some of the cutest things I've ever seen!! :)

  3. How much do I love these? OMG!!!! These are so cute!

  4. They look amazing!! What a great way to add colour :)

  5. What a fun idea. Love the variety of creative colors. :)

  6. Oh, how wonderful! I adore these fun teacup vases. My youngest daughter will love this! I can't wait to try it.
    So happy you shared this at Sassy Sites!

  7. I really love this project...

  8. I have a "fancy" tea party themed birthday coming up for a 7 year old this summer, and I have been trying to find a good centerpiece idea! I had pinned one on pinterest too but wasn't sure what kind of glue they used. So thanks for sharing the details:)

  9. i just wanted to let you know that i love this idea! i found this image on google and was thrilled to find out that your an interior designer! i'm an interior design student currently. i guess we all think a little alike :) anyways i'm planning a mad hatter tea party baby shower for one of my friends and would love to know if you have any more ideas for me!

    -thanks for sharing!


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