diy with Brittni:

February 18, 2011

Happy Friday everyone! Brittni here from papernstitch with this week's diy roundup. You may remember, a little over a month ago, I did a home diy projects roundup here on Oh, Hello Friend. And in the comments, almost all of the responses were about one project in particular: a teacup light. Since it seemed to be a popular diy, I thought I would dedicate an entire roundup to teacup diy projects. Excited? Me too.

Here we go...
The fabulous Ez of Creature Comforts is constantly cooking up inspiring diy's, but this one (above) for a tea painted card (along with free printable) is really singing to me this morning. Such a clever use of materials and an adorable end-result as well.

For the tea lovers in the house, why not dress up your next casual party or picnic with these sweet tea stir sticks found on Style Me Pretty. Just print out the template, make a few cuts, and you're ready to go.

And if you have some extra teacups sitting around that you'll probably never use, consider recycling them into teacup candles (page 9 in the slideshow) like the ones I found on Country Living. Its a fairly straight-forward craft that can be used to decorate your home or given away as a gift.

Now, if candles aren't your thing, reuse those old teacups to make a teacup succulent garden like the one that Epheriell Designs has created. Succulents are super easy to care for (green thumb not required) and they're the most sculptural plant you can find. So, its a win-win really.

And one more use for those discarded teacups is this clever teacup centerpiece that can also be used as a cake topper (found on Ruffled blog). How pretty! The romantic, vintage vibe is right up my alley.

So how will teacups inspire your next diy project?


About Brittni: She is the founder of the handmade exhibition site, papernstitch and is also the editor of a handmade blog, by the same name. When not working on papernstitch, she is dreaming up fun little tutorials and crafting projects for her home. If you love DIY as much as Brittni does, visit her free diy projects and tutorials section for more than sixty quick and easy projects.

13 hello's:

  1. Oooo, love the flowers in the tea cup. What a great idea!

  2. love the potted succulents! so cute :) have a fantastic weekend. xoxo jcd :: cornflake dreams

  3. love the card idea! totally perfect for a tea party invitation.

  4. I want to go to the thrift store tomorrow and buy as many tea cups as I can after seeing this beautiful tea cup garden. I have a hard time keeping plants alive and I worry that I'd mess these up. They're so pretty though.

  5. Loved this! I did a whole tea cup month theme on my blog last year - it was sooo much fun!

  6. Two of my favorite things are tea (obviously) and candles, so I might just have to try the teacup candle idea! It looks absolutely stunning.

  7. What fun projects! I love the teacup succulent garden. :)

  8. All great. All perfect for my tea party settings. Thanks for the ideas.

  9. Oh, thanks so much for sharing my teacup garden, Brittni! :) xx

  10. Hell yea! More reasons to get teacups from the thrift store without getting yelled at by my boyfriendd! :)

  11. perfect! I have teacups floating all over my apartment and I've definitely been thinking of turning a few into candles for a while!

  12. hi
    wooa verry good
    nice blogger


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