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DIY Tea Cup Sconce Planter

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There are many ways to make a DIY Planter but not quite as pretty as this one. An old wall sconce repurposed into a pretty tea cup planter for the porch is very pretty.

Making this gorgeous Tea Cup Sconce Planter for our front porch was an easy project. It added a unique flower pot piece to our porch decor. #diy #teacupplanter #porchdecor

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.

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Supplies

You only need a few simple supplies to make a sconce into a pretty DIY planter with tea cups.

How to make the planter

Step 1

Begin by stripping all of the electrical wires from the sconce. Then give it a good cleaning.

DIY Tea Cup Sconce Planter upcycle project. All you need is glue for attaching the Tea Cups. Making this gorgeous Tea Cup Sconce Planter for our front porch was an easy project. It added a unique flower pot piece to our porch decor. #diy #teacupplanter #porchdecor

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 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!

DIY Tea Cup Sconce Planter upcycle project. Making this gorgeous Tea Cup Sconce Planter for our front porch was an easy project. It added a unique flower pot piece to our porch decor. #diy #teacupplanter #porchdecor

Step 2

Next  apply glue and place the Tea Cup saucers in place. We used Gorilla Glue which has some great staying power. It held up perfectly in our Georgia summer heat and humidity too!

Let the glue dry overnight before adding dirt and plants.

Making this gorgeous Tea Cup Sconce Planter for our front porch was an easy project. It added a unique flower pot piece to our porch decor. #diy #teacupplanter #porchdecor

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 heartstrings.

Making this gorgeous Tea Cup Sconce Planter for our front porch was an easy project. It added a unique flower pot piece to our porch decor. #diy #teacupplanter #porchdecor
Portulaca growing in tea cup planters on a sunny porch

Step 3

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. They keep the roots of your flowers from sitting in water.

About Portulaca

I’m a big fan of Portulaca also known as Moss Rose.  I wanted a flower that 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.

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40 Comments

  1. Shirley, I just discovered this older post — those gorgeous blue and white teacups caught my eye! You may know I had a rather mad Alice in Wonderland tea party last summer? This DIY would have looked gorgeous on my covered porch. Pinned for later. Love it!

  2. The teacup sconce planter is so unique and charming. I love the color and pattern of the teacups and saucers. And, the sconce itself is quite lovely. Altogether, this is such a creative idea, and the blue and white are perfect to complement summer decorations.

  3. Shirley I adore this! And portulaca is a favourite here too. I have it planted all over my streetside garden beds and in shades of lemon, peach and raspberry when flowering, it’s truly a picture. Thanks for sharing this at Five Star Frugal. Love Mimi xxx

  4. I am sooooo in love!! I love your tea cup sconce planter! awesome idea on a plant that will cascade as well. I am so doing this when they build my back porch!! Thanks for sharing with the creative challenge!

  5. What a cute idea, love the way it turned out! I’ve got to be on the lookout for a pair, they look so lovely with the tea cups. I just love blue and white! Thanks so much for sharing with us!
    Hugs,
    Patti

  6. I love how “how of the box” this project is. So creative! It’s being featured on this weekend’s That’s Fresh Friday. Thanks so much for sharing it last weekend.

  7. What a fab idea! A double repurpose 🙂 I’m so pinning this! Thanks for including this repurposed idea in our Pin Party last week 🙂 Hope to see you again, we have a party every Friday.. new theme every week!

  8. This turned out really cute! How creative! Thanks for visiting Night Owl Corner….just stopping by to check out your blog too.

    Linda

  9. I love the idea – very creative! Wow and you got some very good deals. I love to find good deals at Hobby Lobby, too!

  10. Love, love, love your tea cup sconce planter! And your bigger pictures! 🙂 The flowers are gorgeous, too! Great project.

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