Today I’m excited to be able to share our ‘new’ Tea Cup Sconce Planter! It was a long time in the making from the time we had the idea until we finally found the perfect tea cups and all the project supplies.
Our summer projects continue in this household. We are almost completely finished with our Porch Makeover Project! It has been fun but we are happy to look forward to sitting on the swing on a cool summer evening and enjoying the fruit of our labor.
Porch Makeover Projects
- Stenciled Americana Drop Cloth Pillow Cover
- DIY Solar Chandelier
- Porch Swing Makeover
- Front Porch Makeover Reveal
While shopping for the chandelier project, we found this beautiful sconce at a local Habitat for Humanity Home Store. We fell in love with it and even though we weren’t in the market for one, we quickly decided to purchase it for the Tea Cup planter we had on our wish list.
Prepare the Sconce
- Strip the wires.
- Give it a good cleaning
- Paint if needed
Begin by stripping all of the electrical wires from the sconce. Then give it a good cleaning.
We were happy with the color of the paint and decided not to paint it. That was tough because you know how much we love painting projects!
Next apply glue and place the Tea Cup saucer’s in place. We used Gorilla Glue which has some great staying power. It held up perfect in our Georgia summer heat and humidity too!
We found these beautiful cup and saucer sets at Hobby Lobby on clearance! Only $3.40 for each set! I searched high and low in all of my favorite thrift stores but nothing just tugged at my heart strings. It was Stacy’s idea for me to check Hobby Lobby (that man LOVES to shop!).
Let the glue dry overnight before adding dirt and plants.
Finally mount your new Tea Cup Sconce Planter in the location of your choice. We selected a sunny spot on a porch post which was the perfect location for our flowers to bloom all summer.
Add a few rocks in the bottom before adding the soil and flowers, We did not drill holes for the water to drain which is why we added a few pebbles.
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I’m a big fan of Portulaca also known as Moss Rose. I wanted a flower which has a cascading characteristic which Portulaca does. Portulaca also will bloom with multiple colors of flowers on one plant but I selected one which is pink only. They open during the day and close at night and are really beautiful.
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