Ladies Retreat ~ Craft

I’ve been sharing with you parts of our church Ladies Retreat.  The first night I hosted a workshop.  It was called, “Decorating with Teacups”.  I had gathered ideas from all over the internet and Pinterest using teacups, saucers, and tea pots for decorating.  I put these on a power point presentation and we viewed it together.  What a fun time we had together oohing and awing over all these pretty pictures, and very creative ideas.    
 
We also had a fun time together creating our own version of a couple of the pictures.  Many ladies made one of these teacup bird feeders.  So cute!
 
First, we glued the teacup to the saucer.  Then we glued a 1/2 ” copper cap to the bottom of the saucer.  
I’m sure there are many types of glue that would be great for this project.  We used GLOOZIT – Home & Garden to glue the cup to the saucer.  Then we used GLOOZIT – Plumber for the copper fitting.  I purchased these at Home Hardware.  The teacup then fits onto a piece of copper pipe by slipping the copper fitting onto the top of the pipe.  No glue necessary for this step.
 
You can see that the cup does not match the saucer in the next picture.  You may also notice that there is a crack inside the cup.  I think these cracked, mismatched pretties are too nice to just do away with.  They can still be loved and enjoyed.  This one will be enjoyed in my garden!

This cup and saucer do not match either.  But it is feeding the birds in my back yard!

As the ladies went away, many of them shared with me what they were going to do with the ideas we shared together.  I love being creative.  However, to assist others in being creative is such a thrill.  Thank you to all the ladies that shared that special time with me! 


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May 17, 2012 - 5:36 pm

Ann - Oh I’ve seen these on the net or a few years and have always planned on making one. You just gave me a boost. They turned out so great.
Ann

May 17, 2012 - 6:28 pm

Denise Adorian - I love them!Always wanted to make one,but can’t bring Myself to glue any sets or even non-sets.I need to let loose and set myself free with glue :)

May 17, 2012 - 7:48 pm

Barbara F. - These are the cutest. And I imagine would be price-y if sold in a store. Great way to reuse and recycle. Do you need to add the copper piece? xo

May 17, 2012 - 7:49 pm

Barbara F. - Oops, now I get it, don’t mind me! ^o^ xo

May 18, 2012 - 12:17 am

Susan (My Place to Yours) - What a treat for the ladies! I bet it was fun trying to decide which of the ideas were share-worthy.

May 19, 2012 - 11:25 am

Pat@Back Porch Musings - I may see if I can do this. I’ve wanted a teacup feeder for awhile.

Yours is beautiful.
Happy Weekend!

May 20, 2012 - 1:48 pm

Something Special - Such a cute idea for the garden. thanks for sharing, I am your newest follower.

May 20, 2012 - 3:21 pm

Tobi Britton*pinkpixieforest.blogspot.com - Ok- we are TOTALLY going to do this!
Thanks so much!
Sparkly Hugs,
Tobi and the Pixies

May 21, 2012 - 10:40 am

Deidre - Im making a few of these for my garden as Im sure my fine feathered friends will appreciate:)Thank you for this inspiration! Deidre~ http://simplysimplisticated4.blogspot.com Stop over and make a new friend:)

May 22, 2012 - 11:00 pm

Six Sisters - These are so fun for summer! Wonderful! Thanks for linking up to Strut Your Stuff Saturday. Hope to see you again next week! -The Sisters

May 31, 2012 - 10:12 pm

Crafty Gardener - I make mine by gluing the cup and saucer onto a bud vase. The vase slips over a stake in the ground and it is really easy to slip it off and clean it up quickly. I also add little flower pots and add a plant for a nice little planter.
teacup feeders and planters

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