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Painted tea cup flower pots

Make your own cute little painted tea cup flower pots, keep for yourself or give as hand-painted gifts. I grabbed a handful of white tea cups at the thrift store for 50 cents a piece. Add in a little color using Decoart Gloss Enamels and Crystal Gloss Enamels and you'll have yourself a fabulous set of new flower pots.

You don't have to paint an elaborate scene or be a fantastic painter to make these cute painted tea cups. Stripes and dots make interesting patterns, mini flowers and pretty patterns. The gloss enamel paint goes on a bit translucent so you can easily layer on color to create some neat effects (the crystal version dries translucent as well). Make sure to use smaller brushes so you can create smaller lines without a sloppy mess.

hand painted tea cup flower pots
hand painted tea cup flower pots
plain white ceramic tea cups are great for painting
plain white ceramic tea cups are great for painting
use Decoart Gloss Enamel to paint your tea cups
use Decoart Gloss Enamel to paint your tea cups
use layers of paint to add texture when painting your tea cups
use layers of paint to add texture when painting your tea cups
hand painted tea cup flower pot with patriotic pansies
hand painted tea cup flower pot with patriotic pansies

Once the paint dries, fill the cups with potting soil and plant your favorite flower.

I was excited to find a pansy with a red, white and blue (purple-ish) flower all in one plant. It matches perfectly with my patriotic tea cup! I made these painted tea cups and gave as gives for Mother's day this year and then I saved one tea cup for my daughter to paint for me. Now I want to go grab more tea cups so I can make a whole cabinet full of painted cups – so easy and so much fun! (This also makes a great craft to do with your kids).

 

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3 thoughts on “Painted tea cup flower pots”

  1. I really like how the paint turned out almost sheer. I just used be latte cups for my kitchen herbs. I might have to go back and paint them now 🙂 I glued 3 mugs on top of each other, kind of mad hatter style so I could stack the plants.

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