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!!