Oh, vintage teacups! I can never resist them! My mom had a collection of pretty, old teacups on shelves in our dining room, and to me they were like a colorful flower garden at every mealtime. Yellow roses, delicate lily of the valley, and red holly berries joined in a kaleidoscope of cheer.
To this day I love old dishes and am always trying to find a use for them. Today I’m making a vintage teacup into a cute hanging planter. I think a whole group of these planted with succulents or trailing greenery would be spectacular at an event like a bridal shower, wedding, or themed birthday. This little treasure could also hold goodies for your backyard birds!
To make a teacup hanging planter, you will need:
Plant hanging kit (chains, S hook) sold in a package in hardware for about $3
Clamps for gluing
Beads for decoration if desired
- Thoroughly clean the bottom of the cup and the top of the saucer
- Glue the two pieces together using clear gorilla glue
- Put the pieces between wood or two books and clamp to dry glue
- Thoroughly clean the bottom of the saucer and glue the chain to the bottom. Put the glue in the saucer groove and place the chain so each chain will be at the one third mark of the saucer.
- Use small clamps to hold the chain in place
- Put a dab of glue on the saucer where you want the chain to hold the side of the saucer
- If you want beads hanging from the bottom of your planter, Put your beads on a short length of wire. String the beads to the center and put a twist in the wire to hold the beads in the right place, the center of the bottom of the cup. Attach the wire to the cup by threading it through the chain and bending it in place.