Craft Vintage Teacup Garden, Home & Party Decor

Craft Vintage Teacup Garden, Home & Party Decor

As part of this month’s craft blog hop, I’m sharing two DIY ideas that incorporate a vintage teacup — or two.vintage-teacup-garden-stake-planter-porch

First, is a fun project to embellish a planter or garden. The second, is a quaint way to decorate a chandelier. It’s also great for displaying a vintage teacup collection. Or, as party decor for a tea or Alice in Wonderland Theme Party, as I did.

Both are simple to do, and are more assembly than crafts which require special skills, materials or tools.

In all, I’ve included a total of nine different garden, home and party decor ideas. Each incorporates, or is inspired by, a vintage teacup.

Any of these crafts could also make a lovely birthday, holiday or Mother’s Day gift. Perhaps you even have some pieces of grandmother’s or a great aunt’s china, or vintage teacup collection? Maybe some are chipped, cracked, stained, or missing a matching saucer? Consider repurposing them into a gift for daughters, nieces or other family members and friends!

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DIY Lighted Candy Cane Christmas Urns Add Whimsy

DIY Lighted Candy Cane Christmas Urns Add Whimsy

On the covered back deck, is a whimsical pair of lighted, candy cane Christmas urns. 

On the covered back deck, during the holidays, is a whimsical pair of lighted, candy cane Christmas urns.

Depending on the weather, I usually put them together right after Thanksgiving. I imagine many of you will be stringing lights and decking your own halls this coming weekend — if you haven’t started already?

Like many, the inspiration for this holiday project came from an image I saw on Pinterest. So, it seemed appropriate to share how I created the candy candy Christmas urns in this month’s Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop.

Hosted by Erlene of My Pinterventures, the hop’s intent is to motivate all to not just pin, but act on the idea. You’ll find links to lots of great projects, recipes and ideas by other bloggers at the bottom of this post.

It’s a simple five-step process to put together the candy cane Christmas urns, and one you can easily apply to any holiday decorating theme.

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DIY Reindeer Christmas Planters

DIY Reindeer Christmas Planters

With a little pre-planning, it’s a simple process to create a beautiful pair of reindeer Christmas planters. They look wonderful greeting visitors throughout the holiday season and into the month of January. 

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This is the third year I’ve decorated black urns on either side of the front door. Reindeer planters compliment other outdoor Christmas decorations; including a trio of animated deer and large front-door wreath.

Because there is no overhang or front porch, the planters often are covered with snow. We just had a white Christmas, and now freezing temperatures are keeping the snow from melting.

I’ll just leave the reindeer outside, until the weather is more agreeable. Then, I’ll pack the reindeer and decorative ornaments away until next year.

Today I’ll show how I created the reindeer Christmas planters in five easy steps, with a few helpful tips and list of materials. (more…)

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