DIY Garden Decor – Teacup Garden Stake
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!
You may also like my DIY Waterfall & Pond I built in the backyard!
Check out my Garden Spiral – a great Small Space Garden idea!
That is such a great idea! O hope I can find one of those. Thanks for the inspiration and I am pinning it to my “Outdoor Ideas” board. Have a great weekend.
Thanks for stopping by and pinning my Teacup Garden Stake…love it in my garden!
That turned out so cute! I love the bead accents.
Thanks so much, Vicky! I like the beads too!
This is so cute! i pinned to my biggest gardening board, thanks so much for linking up to the Summer Inspiration Party! Have a great weekend!
Thank you, Melissa! I appreciate you pinning it as well!
What a great find! And I love how you made it into a stake! Found you at Sunday Showcase. Happy week!
Thanks, Consie, for stopping by!
super cute…I love using moss in any gardening creation! I would love to have you link up to Fishtail Cottage’s garden party later this evening???? xoxo, tracie
This is just adorable! I have no idea what its original use was, but I love the way that you repurposed it.
Thank you, Suzy! I have no idea what it was used for either…but it make a lovely garden stake!
Whatever the original purpose was, it can’t be a better idea than what you created. Love it.
You are right, Carol! Have a great weekend!
Super cute, great idea! We would love it if you would link up at our linky party:
Two Girls and a Party
Live every Wednesday to Sunday. Hosted by:
Dana @ This Silly Girl’s Life
Parrish @ Life with the Crust Cut Off
We hope to see you there!
I think your planter is just adorable and would imagine it was originally hand made for someone to perhaps hold an African violet or other houseplant. Copper was big back in the 70’s, wish I had kept some of the things I had back then.
Oh so pretty!!!! Love it!!!
Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer! See you tomorrow evening! 🙂
I know this post is an older one, but I googled wire tea cups and the screen exploded. Im willing to bet that this was a gift to an In-Law who doesnt garden. This is very fashionable, at least now it is…maybe this post in 2013 started it all!
Very interesting. I had never seen a wire teacup before until I found mine at Goodwill. I love my garden stake and am glad to see others have replicated it and created their own! Thanks so much for sharing that I might have started a trend 😉
This is so cute and so unique. I just love it. What a cute way to add even more beauty to the garden!
By the way, I’d like to invite you to post on my new blog hop (www.myflagstaffhome.com) that is open all weekend, if you’re interested.
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