Pretty, old-fashioned teacups can be found in thrift, antique stores and home goods retail. Even the daintiest cup makes an adorable teacup garden. This one came from my great grandmother's teacup collection.
Teacups can be found by the dozen at yard sales and thrift stores. Pick them up to give as small gifts to those who enjoy a cup of tea or coffee. Tuck some favorite flavors or blends inside the cup, tied in a bundle with twine or pretty ribbon.
Whether you choose a delicate teacup or a more capacious mug for your garden, something traditional or a bit more fun, teacup gardens are a fun project for both adults and children and a fulfilling way to express your creativity. They are great for small spaces and apartment gardens and cost very little to make, especially when you source materials at thrift or craft stores or use your existing holiday decorations as embellishments.
If winter's cold and lack of greenery has you down, fight back, by crafting a lovely, tiny teacup garden for your home. Teacup gardens are also great gifts and a wonderful project to do with a child to show them the fun and creativity of growing.
Sometimes the cup (or mug) makes the garden. This whimsical teacup garden was inspired by the oversized cat mug that contains it and provides instant fun to a mix of variegated plants, some faux-trees and miniature mushrooms. All add up to a one-of-a-kind garden sure to delight a child or a cat lady (or guy).
Instead of hiding away serving ware in a closed-off cabinet, choose the prettiest pieces to display on open shelves. Here, wine glasses and platters join a collection of glass bottles and antique teacups to dress up a dining room.
Sometimes you can find teacups or mugs with so much personality, they make your teacup garden. This oversized cat mug offered the perfect vessel for a garden filled with charming faux mushrooms and an array of multicolored plants.
Like items grouped together become so much more than clutter. They're an ever-so-fun artistic display! A niche in this dining room shows off glass bottles and a collection of wonderfully mismatched teacups.
Vases don't always have to be filled with flowers. Create a stylish design in a home office by filling clear vases with supplies like pencils and paper clips like in this study. Abstract artwork can also provide a little inspiration to kick-start productivity.
A large square leather ottoman doubles as a coffee table in this comfy family room. A sectional sofa is covered in fabric that will stand the test of time -- and kids. Pillows and throws are readily available for snuggling up to enjoy some quality time.