How to make quick and easy spring teacup table decorations.
Still haven't DIY'd your spring table decorations for Easter?
You do have table favors, don't you?
What? You didn't realize you needed some? Well Pinterest says you do, so you'd better get hoppin'!
Hoppin' . . . Easter . . . Easter bunny.
Well, I have a super quick and easy spring table decor idea for you.
How To Make Teacup Table Decorations:
(You may want to run to get a pen and paper so you can write down these highly detailed steps)
- Grab some teacups from your cupboard or buy some cheap teacups at the thrift store (they have a zillion teacups there).
- Buy a 4-6 pack of pansies. Normally $1.99 around these parts.
- Plant said pansies in said teacups, filling in with a little potting soil.
- Put teacups at each place setting and impress all your guests with your fabulous DIY skills.
Pro Tip For Planting Pansies In Teacups:
If your teacups are shorter and the pansies are poking over the top too much, there's an easy fix.
When you take the pansy out of the pack, just loosen up the roots at the bottom of the plant to make them a bit shorter.
This is really a good idea in any case, just to let their roots take hold a bit in the soil rather than staying compact and together.
I'd compare it to being similar to getting your pantyhose twisted, but since no one under the age of 45 remembers pantyhose, I'd just be aging myself.
Ideas For Using Your Teacup Table Decorations:
- Teacup centerpieces for weddings - use as wedding favors or grouped in the center of the table as a centerpiece - you can even put a vintage fork in the middle of the teacups and place your table numbers in them
- Easter table decor
- Mother's Day buffet decorations
- Favors for a little girl's tea party
A Couple Pansy Tips:
If you are going to give these as favors and allow the guests to take them home, you really should tell them that at some point soon they will need to take them out of the teacups in order to keep them alive (the cups are not large enough nor do they have proper drainage to serve as a permanent pansy paradise).
Try to avoid the super leggy and floppy looking pansies you might see at the store. The shorter, more compact plants that are green and healthy looking with plenty of blooms will put on the best show for your table.
Are you having a whole herd of people over for Easter dinner? Or are you keeping it small and intimate?
Or just going to make a meal out of the Easter basket? A few marshmallow Peeps for appetizers, followed by a Cadbury Egg for the main course and finished off with a Reese's Peanut Butter Egg for dessert sounds good to me!
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Super cute Pam. These are just so pretty and sweet. Happy Easter.
love these! happy easter
Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces
These are so adorable, Pam! Thanks for sharing...I can see these being used for so many occasions. Happy Easter!
Ida P. Krause
What a darling idea. I'm afraid that "cheap" teacups don't exist around here. In most of the thrift stores they are considered antiques and come with a price of generally $7.00-15.00.
Wow! That's expensive!!! I won't tell my thrift stores that, they're already marking up the typewriters too much, we don't need them to start with the china!
Musings from Kim K.
Love this idea. I'm sure our cats would also enjoy some fresh flowers on our table too. Smile. I really do like this idea and I have quite the stash of teacups from my grandmother up in my cupboard. Maybe if I actually do buy some pansies mother nature will decide to warm up and stop acting like winter.
Very cute, Pam! And though I can hardly resist the pansies with full blooms opened, better to get the ones that haven't opened yet, I've read.
They have some new ones this year from the people who make the Wave Petunias, they're called Wave Pansies. I didn't spring for them because they were twice as much as the regular pansies!
Oh these are so cute! The teacup with the lily of the valley is so pretty. Thanks for the inspiration!
Wonderful idea; wonderful teacups.
chris aka monkey
sounds like our menu with some added jelly beans lol xx
I totally forgot about the jelly beans! Love the red and orange ones!
I'm new to your blog. This is such a cute idea. Pansies are so pretty. We are going to family for Easter. I hope you stop by
Thanks, Cindy! I just stopped over to your blog to say Hi!
Mary W. Ferguson
Your tea cup pansies are really cute and make a great addition to your table.
Wishing you and yours Happy Easter.
Those teacup pansies are charming and sweet. I love old teacups. and I'd be lying if I told you I didn't know what a pair of pantyhose was. So i understand your analogy. My main dish will be the candy, of course. Although lamb is also on the menu. Have a HAPPY EASTER.
Treasures By Brenda
I love this idea -- I'd do a single teacup because that suits my very busy kitchen table and it is easy to find a spot to move a small item to when you need to spread out the newspaper, etc.
Pam----That lily-of-the-valley set has all the signs of being Shelley. If you found it for fifty cents at your
thrift store....Wow! Nice cups and saucers don't go for that price in my area either, but Shelley is especially
sought after and high quality. You might want to do a bit of on-line research before you give it away as a
favor unless you want to gift it to someone who will truly appreciate it for what it is. Happy Easter!
I agree with the above comment from Marie W. The tea cup you feature with the Lilly of the Valley is a Shelley cup and saucer and is currently on ebay for $59.99 and another for $39.99 (buy it now feature). I hope you still have it and are able to sell it for a nice profit! I realize this post is about a year old but hopefully you still own it. I just love your blog. I look forward to reading it all the time. It makes me smile.
I do still own it 🙂 That teacup was actually something my MIL had given me years ago. When I was at the thrift store picking up teacups and saucers for that project I found some really pretty ones to use, but I decided to use the Lily Of The Valley one in the project also, because it looked so springy. And then I just made sure no one that came for Easter dinner took THAT one home 🙂
Pam, such a lovely idea! I may fit this somewhere in my spring decor this year! (Visiting from Blogging Fifty... pinned!)
Barbara Chapman ~
Super cute idea! I've seen teacup flowers before but even though I have teacups, I never seem to make any of my own. 🙂 Enjoying yours!!! Pinned and put on my FB page.
Happy Wednesday, Pam,
Lovely ideas! I wish I could find the treasures like you do in the UK!
Happy Easter to you and your family x