Today I am sharing my Teacup Ornament Tutorial. I cannot believe that it is already November! Christmas will be here before you know it & like so many of you I love the Holidays!! I also love to make ornaments-as I am sure you can tell from my recent posts, lol! When I saw information about the My Pinterventures 2015 Ornament Exchange I was beyond excited! Over 80 blogger are making (or buying) a special holiday ornament to give to another blogger. We will be releasing our ornaments a handful of bloggers at a time, so make sure to check back.
I was paired with Emily from Two Purple Couches. Of course I wanted to make something that I thought Emily would like & I knew she liked purple & mercury glass. I found a beautiful antique teacup with beautiful shades of purple & yellow. I thought this would be perfect but wanted to add something to it. Here is a tutorial if you would like to make your own Teacup Ornament:
DIY TEACUP ORNAMENT TUTORIAL
- Teacup of your choice
- Bottle Brush Tree (I dyed mine purple)
- Deer Figurines (or any that you like)
- Ribbon for hanging
- Adhesive Glue (I used E-6000)
- Glue Gun
I used my Glue Gun to add hot glue to the bottom & sides of the teacup & filled it with moss.
I picked up a package of small deer from Michaels & spray painted them silver for a mercury glass effect. I used the E-6000 glue to attach the tree & deer to the teacup. I find hot glue doesn’t work well with glass or ceramics. I added a pretty lavender bead to the top of the tree. I also wanted it to sparkle so I used some stickle glitter that I had on the tree, moss & around the base of the deer.
Add & pretty ribbon around the handle for hanging & you have a beautiful, unique ornament. I know so many people collect teacups & pots & you can find vintage cups at so many antique or thrift stores for a really good price.
Please refer to my prior post here if you want to learn how to bleach or dye bottle brush trees.
Thank you so much for stopping by!!
Make sure to visit the other bloggers who are revealing their ornaments today!