Teacup Flower Arrangements
Ideas for Pretty Little Floral Arrangements
Miniature flower arrangements add a delightful touch of color to a desk or with an individual place setting at a table. With just a few flowers and some greenery and a teacup, one creates a tiny floral decoration to brighten your surroundings.
Think of decorating the tables at a wedding with these unique tea cups filled with flowers. Give them as gifts to a friend at the office, to someone in a nursing home, to the speaker at your book club meeting... There are so many ways to use these.
They can be quite inexpensive too if you look for vintage tea cups and it takes only a few flowers to fill one.
(A special thank-you to Brandy Stetts of BrandybyDesignsLTD of Etsy for granting me permission to use some of her arrangements to illustrate my article here. Besides the ones I've featured here, she takes custom orders as well.)
One of My Miniature Flower Arrangements
Find Cups and Mugs at Yard Sales
or check eBay
This is a good way to use that stray cup left from your grandmother's china set. You'll enjoy seeing it filled with flowers a lot more than if it sits lonely and forgotten in the cupboard. Look around at Goodwill or other thrift shops where odds and ends of china sell for a very modest amount. You can find them at yard sales too.
Even antique shops will have orphan tea cups and may sell them at a modest price. I don't turn away from one with a tiny chip on the rim. If I'm using it for myself, no one will notice that teeny defect once the cup is filled with flowers.
A Teacup I found at a Flea Market
Add Your Flowers - You Won't Need Very Many
I'm using an old flow blue tea cup, quite a vintage piece. The borage was from my herb garden. To create a fuller arrangement, I could have tucked some baby's breath in among the blue flowers.
A little greenery accents the colorful flowers, so clip a few leaf clusters or fern fronds to insert for fullness.
I Also Found Delightful Tea Cup Arrangements on Etsy
You Can Buy a Ready-Made Tea Cup Flower Arrangement - from Amazon
Who wouldn't love receiving a flower arrangement like this one in a tea cup below! With a faux flower, you don't have to worry about it arriving wilted.
The recipient can put it on a side table by their reading chair to enjoy. They can place it on the windowsill by their sink to brighten their day each time they are in the kitchen. It can go on a bedside table or brighten up the counter in the bathroom.
For someone in a nursing home or the hospital, there's no worries about allergies that real flowers can aggravate and it takes up minimal space.
Pink Rose Petite Bouquet
Since it's a paper rose, the recipient can enjoy this one for years. The white wire mimics the shape of a teacup and saucer. Sweet. If you are far away, but still want to treat your mother or sister, this will delight them.
Tips for Making Tea Cup Floral Arrangements - Videos to watch
In some videos a tea cup is used and another uses a coffee mug.
These small flower arrangements in a cup or mug make great holiday gifts if you use a Halloween, Easter, or Christmas theme or a Valentine's Day theme.
Video Tutorial for Arranging Roses in a Tea Cup
Let The Color of the Teacup Dictate Your Flower Selection
You can fit a good number of small flowers into a teacup bouquet. You can use yellow daisies, red roses and other flowers in a green cup and saucer.
Flower Frogs and Floral Foam for the Tea Cup Flower Arrangement
Metal frogs and floral foam help secure flower stems in a bouquet. Sometimes I don't use either of these in my tea cup or small vase. It depends on how well the stems mesh and hold in place. If the flowers look like they will topple, then use some floral foam or a metal frog to anchor the stems.
The next time you receive a flower arrangement, save the foam. Let it dry, then store it. The foam is easily cut into smaller pieces to put in tiny flower arrangements.
A Delightful Tiny Floral Arrangement
A Small Vase and a One Flower
Set a pretty table for tea time
Who needs a dozen overpriced roses from the flower shop? With a bud vase and a single bud or flower, you have a pretty addition to your table.
The mini-bouquet above is a tiny cream pitcher such as restaurants us, but a tea cup would work as well. The flower is a cluster bloom picked from my landscaping in Florida. I'm sorry, but I don't know its name. The leaves are from my strawberry plant.
Use Contrasting Leaves And Flowers
Have You Made Tea Cup Flower Arrangements?
The flowers don't even have to be fancy ones from the florist. Look how pretty these wildflowers look in this teacup. I like the way some of the flowers match the colors of the flowers painted on the cup.
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If you want more ideas for using pretty teacups, check out my friend, Wordstock's Repurposed Teacups.
© 2012 Virginia Allain