I admit it. I am a magazine hoarder. I have them stacked in piles, and lined up on the bookshelf. I have great ambitions to tear out the pages of the things I think I will make, plant, or cook. Someday I will. But for now I just keep on buying them. I passed by the Country Woman Magazine at the grocery store the other day and was immediately drawn to the little teacups on the front cover. They were filled with small vintage animals, houses, and ornaments creating a winter wonderland in a teacup. I’ve been meaning to buy some teacup and saucers for a couple of other projects I have in mind. (Probably found in some of those stacks of magazines downstairs!). I had spoken with a friend about some junk she was cleaning out of her garage, and had bought a few things already, just waiting to be picked up. I sent her a text asking if she had any teacups. She did! Yay, and they were only 1.00. I added another that I had picked up at a local antique shop for just a little more. I had an idea in mind of what I wanted them to look like, so I gathered all my materials, and sat down to put them together. Starting with the green cup, I wanted this to look like a forest woodland scene, and to use my little garden gnome. I filled the teacup with rocks, then moss from my side yard.
Next came placing the gnome, a little bottle tree, some red berries, and sprinkling the whole thing with artificial snow. I believe I am very happy with the results.
My next teacup and saucer came from a local antique store, and I purchased the winter garden scene from Michaels. I wanted to use the artificial snow on this cup, so I filled in with a white plastic grocery bag.
Next add the artificial snow, the winter garden scene, and bottle trees.
These little teacups can be used all winter long to brighten your home.