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.
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.
We only paid $7 for this attractive sconce. My husband, Stacy stripped all the wires from it’s previous life as electric lighting. He also cleaned it which was very easy. We were very happy with the color so we decided not to paint it.
The next step was simply to apply glue and place the saucer’s on. We used Gorilla Glue which has some great staying power. It dries white so don’t make a mess!
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.
I’m a big fan of Portulaca! I wanted a flower which has a cascading characteristic. Portulaca also will bloom with multiple colors of flowers on one plant but I selected one which is pink only. They tend to open during the day and close at night.
A few of our other projects: