A Teacup Garden

I thought I’d share a special gift I made for my Mom’s birthday, based on an idea I saw in Cloth Paper Scissors magazine last month. I didn’t use a vintage teacup, though I wanted to, I just couldn’t find one I was in love with, or thought would work because it was too shallow. I added a mint plant to this cup, with the idea that mom and dad could use them for mojitos.

One of my favorite parts is the marker made from an old souvenir spoon. I cut some of the most appealing vintage butterfly images from some 6×6 Webster’s Pages papers, and adhered them with Helmar 450 Quick Dry. I was wondering if I would need to decoupage over the top, but didn’t feel I needed to after seeing how well it molded to the spoon. I plan to make more of these, as I bought about 10 souvenir spoons at a flea market the other day.

The sweet ballerina is vintage, and I got it and 5 others from Hydrangea Hippo, at a very reasonable price. I can just imagine her spinning in a music box. Find them here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/100325697/set-of-6-vintage-ballerina-figurines (wordpress isn’t letting me link today. Boo.

I hope everyone has a lovely weekend. I shall be back with another few posts. I’m making a very special mini for a baby boy to enjoy (later in life…now it may end up soaked in drool), and I can’t wait to put together a layout or two for Helmar.



3 Comments on “A Teacup Garden”

  1. Buttons says:

    Such a special idea. Reckon my mum would adore something like this as it is so personal and unique. You are so creative. Hugs, Buttons x

  2. Chipper says:

    oooooooh! I LOVE that spoon! I think I shall have to give that a try 🙂

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