I have upcycled a fancy teacup for display. My mother used to make crafts like this years ago but not with paper, she used real flowers. As a matter of fact she supplied me with the teacup!
It took pretty much all of 100 flowers. You can't tell but this is a miniature teacup. The Styrofoam ball I used was only 2 1/2 inches. Because of the tiny dimensions I used the smallest 3-D flower dies I had in my collection.
I though about electronically cutting them but the embossing details added so much texture especially when inked with Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalking Inks it was worth the effort. I used pins with pearls on top to secure them to the ball.
I used half a ball at the bottom of the dowel for the base. It fit in the teacup like a charm! I covered the top (flat side) with leaves from the same die set, again with a beautiful emboss only more enhanced with Green with Envy PowderPuff Chalking Ink.
I added a few flowers at the base. I didn't want to wait for paint to dry so I wrapped the wood dowel in gold washi tape that matched the gold detail on the teacup. Finally, I added a bow with just a little sparkle.
Aren't the details of the cup exquisite? I didn't want to actually alter the tea cup so thanks to the perfectly sized Styrofoam balls the topiary simply sits inside the teacup! I hope you have enjoyed this project. Please join us by August 25th for the Quick Quotes Flower Challenge.
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Other Products Used:
Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms
Martha Stewart Ribbon
Gold Washi Tape
Pins with Pearls
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