Here’s a little Recycled Craft DIY: Exploding Teacups with Fabric Flowers I made last week. I love creative projects that involve recycling unwanted objects. It’s an escape from the daily routine or from my illustration work – these sort of projects freshen my mind (plus I have something pretty for my house).
I’m always looking for simple ideas to use up my expanding stash of fabric. My exploding teacups are so super simple and really effective. Use them on your table as a decoration, or fill them with fresh flowers, put tealights around the bottom, serve sweets and chocolates…the list is endless! I haven’t put a tutorial together here as it’s so simple.
All you need is:
Teacup & Saucer – I sourced mine from a charity shop for about a £1
Cake stand holders – available from any craft outlet.
Drill with Ceramic Drill Bit – Available from a DIY Hardware Store.
Fabric – I’ve used Cotton Amy Butler Fabric here.
Buttons for the centre of the flowers – mine are from a lot I won on Ebay
Chocolate Marzipan Almonds – Thorntons
All you need to do is make some fabric flowers – there’s a myriad tutorials out there, check out my Fabric & Paper Flower Pinterest board for inspiration.
Drill a hole in the centre of the teacup and its accompanying saucer.
Place cake stand holder in holes and screw togther tightly. Voila!!
The observant among you may notice the disappearing chocolates as the photos go on – this is why I will never be a food photographer 🙂
Share your recycled craft DIY with me. I’d love to get inspired!