DIY Tea Cup Sconce Planter
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.
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Table of Contents
- How to make the planter
- First Porch Makeover Projects 2014
- Porch Overhaul 2017
- More Outdoor Living DIY Ideas
You only need a few simple supplies to make a sconce into a pretty DIY planter with tea cups.
How to make the planter
Begin by stripping all of the electrical wires from the sconce. Then give it a good cleaning.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
First Porch Makeover Projects 2014
Porch Overhaul 2017
The second and final Front Porch Makeover took place in 2017 as we were preparing our home to sell. It is much more involved with paint, new steps, and a complete overhaul. It turned out quite beautiful and our home was sold to the first person who viewed it.
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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!
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.
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
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!
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What a clever idea and it looks darling! Thanks so much for sharing! I would love to have you link it up at my brand new link party!
That is beautiful!! What a great way to personalize the patio and make it fun!!
I love this Shirley! I have to pin it and make it!
I LOVE this! What a clever little planter. Thanks again for sharing at the Merry Monday Link party! See you again next week.
Thanks for stopping by Amanda. Merry Monday is a fun link up full of great ideas!
Great project! Thanks so much for linking up at the Home Matters Linky Party, Shirley! Please feel free to stop by again this coming Wednesday and link up again!
Kristen, you are so funny 🙂 I will certainly see you there Wednesday when the Home Matters party is live!
This is so cute! What a perfect upcycle for an old sconce! Pinning this one for when I can go thrift shopping next…
How cute is that?! Great idea! Our projects this year have been growing vegetables and freezing summer goodness for the winter!
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!
Thank you Patti. I saw a lot of very beautiful ideas at What’s It Wednesday! I’m thinking of new projects right now 🙂
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.
Thank you so much for the feature Kathy. I’ll see you at the party!
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!
Thanks Dawn. Repurposing is just plain fun! I will be partying with you guys again!
This turned out really cute! How creative! Thanks for visiting Night Owl Corner….just stopping by to check out your blog too.
Thank you for those kind words Linda. I appreciate you stopping by, please come back again 🙂
That is just darling!!! I love this idea I cant wait to try it out.
These are adorable! I love them on the sconce!
Thanks Krista. I fell in love with those blue tea cups when I saw them, the clearance was a bonus!
I love the idea – very creative! Wow and you got some very good deals. I love to find good deals at Hobby Lobby, too!
Hobby Lobby can be dangerous to the budget! They had a bunch of great clearance that day but I stayed the course and didn’t blow the budget!
I love what you created, what a great idea. I’m always thinking of new things to use as pots to put my plants in.
Thank you Tiffany. I had seen similar ideas on Pinterest with the chandelier project. I just love Pinterest, it’s like my own personal DIY magazine!
Shirley, that is SO cute!!! I love it! I’m gonna try it myself 🙂
Oh, I’m so glad you like it! Can’t wait to see what you make. This was an easy and inexpensive project and fun too!
Love, love, love your tea cup sconce planter! And your bigger pictures! 🙂 The flowers are gorgeous, too! Great project.
It was a fun project, Alli. I can’t wait to share the whole porch makeover! I have no idea why I wasn’t using large pictures in the first place!