This Wire Teacup Garden Stake was so easy to make and a perfect addition to my garden – easy DIY Garden Decor! I was thrifting at a local Goodwill a few weeks back and came across this fabulous oversized copper wire teacup.
I looked at it once then came back to it for a second look. As I examined it, seeing that the price was $1.99, I thought…perfect garden stake. And yes it is just that – a perfect Teacup Garden Stake!
Even one of the Goodwill employees commented on my great teacup find as I waited in line! I was thrilled!
DIY Garden Decor
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I have been trying to figure out just what it might have been used for before being discarded. My thought was it was hanging on someone’s kitchen wall in the 70s along with a wild avocado-colored wallpaper! Do you have any idea what the original purpose of this teacup would be? I would love to hear your thoughts!
The first thing I did was go to the hardware store and pick up a 3′ copper pipe and copper end cap along with epoxy glue. Make sure the cap is the right size for the pipe. I used a little sandpaper to rough up the surface of the cap and glued it to the teacup with epoxy. I secured it with a few pieces of masking tape. I let it dry overnight.
I thought it would look cute to add some colorful bead accents to the teacup…just for fun! I strung and attached the beads to the teacup with copper beading wire. To finish off the project, I lined the wire cup with moss, fill it with garden soil and planted the pansies! A perfect DIY garden decor treasure!
I just love working in the garden…tell me what you think of my Teacup Garden Stake!