Teacup Planter

© Eclectically K & L 2018

My grandmother was a lovely person and some of my fondest childhood memories include her. She loved spending time in the kitchen cooking tasty meals and baking cookies for family and friends. When she passed away a few years ago, I inherited her china which included 15 teacups. Since I do not use the china all the time, I thought I would use one of the cups as a planter. Seeing the teacup ever day, reminds me of my grandmother and always brings a smile to my face.  

I decided to decorate the cup with some chalk paint. It works perfectly on glossy textures like dishware. Chalk paint comes in any color under the sun and dries very fast. You can also add gold leafing to your project or  wasabi tape.

© Eclectically K & L 2018


  • Teacup (I used china)
  • Paint Brush
  • Chalk Paint
  • Painters Tape
  1. Using the painters tape, make a design around your teacup. You can even leave some of the original design showing.
  2. Then using chalk paint, pain one section of your cup and let it dry. Once it is dry, remove the painters tape.Then you can add another piece of tape in a different design and choose another color.
  3. When the paint has dried remove the tape.
  4. Fill the tea cup with dirt and put a small plant inside.
  5. Place in a sunny spot and enjoy.






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Hi I'm Lisa, I am a pinterest obsessed DIYer who loves all things blue. I am excited to share the things I love: home decor projects, recipes, and crafts while being as environmentally and health conscience as I can. I hope that you enjoy these little pleasures in life as much as I do.

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