Teacup planter

February 7th, 2013 in member junk     
ThisNThat ThisNThat, member
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I found this pretty cup and saucer at the thrift store and thought what a great gift it would be to plant herbs in it. So I drilled a hole in the cup (in the back) and glued the cup to the saucer.


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, container, garden, white, planter, pink, porcelain, gardening, herbs, tea cup, teacup, spices

Comments (3)

ThisNThat writes: Thanks, Retiredbp and Lizzy! Glad you like it. I've always seen the painted clay pots, but I had never seen teacups and saucers as planters. Probably because of the drainage factor. But since I had several of these sitting here, I thought this would be the perfect thing to use them for. I just had to drill the hole in them. I can't paint worth anything, so this was a better choice for me. :)

As long as you have drainage, small herbs will do well in them until you can transplant them outside in the spring. English Ivy and Aloe Vera would do well in them, or any slow-growing, small houseplant. I do a lot of gardening, so I experiment planting in all types of containers. :)

Have fun with your project, Retiredbp! Posted: 3:48 pm on February 10th
LloydsLandingofSears writes: I've seen these, and have collected a few nice teacups and saucers to do just this project. I'm looking for small flowers or low growing plants to put into them, and my Amish friend told me, if she was to do one, she'd plant salad sprouts in them on a tiny plastic screen and keep them spritzed - no dirt...sounds like something worth trying to me :) Great little project, and very girly. Love it! ~Mary~ Posted: 10:28 am on February 10th
Lizzy writes: Love it. How dainty and lovely.

Posted: 8:11 pm on February 8th
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