Friday, June 29, 2012

DIY Fab Tea Cup Pedestals

Happy Saturday, Folks! I hope you are having a fabulous weekend! I am busy thrifting, picking flowers and catching fireflies....seriously.
 Do you have an odd number or mismatched group of plates, candle holders or tea cups collecting dust in a closet? Instead of dumping them, put them to use and showcase them! I stumbled on these incredible vintage tea cups and a tea pot from Holland at a thrift shop and had to make something awesome with them. I scrounged up some random candlesticks and a few other plates I found at the goodwill and 99 cent store and made a festive collection of funky cake pedestals. These are perfect not only the Fourth Of July but for any summertime celebration! I wanted this set to be a true take on "Americana" which is a beautiful blend of unique items just like all the different people in the states!
The best part is, at most they cost a couple bucks!
To do this, grab all the mismatched junk you can find in your house, and if you need more, go to a good yard sale or thrift shop.
Play with stacking your items till you get the desired look of pedestals.
Grab some gorilla glue, glue it all together and and put heavy books on it to press it together tightly while it dries.
 Tea cups on top work great for nuts, candies, dip, celery sticks, fruit, flowers, etc.
 Come up with unique ways to incorporate stars and red white in blue in your party decor, such as starfish and coral.

I look forward to showing you these with beautiful food on them, but wanted to hold off on that to show off the lovely patterns on the plates. What unique ideas do you have for patriotic decor?
I'm off thrifting!

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  1. Great ideas here! I love the colors. They're me!

    1. Why thank you so much for stopping by! I really appreciate it! Have a blessed day!

  2. Lovely! This are just so pretty and the perfect way to use mis-matched dishes. Happy weekend!
    By the way - I am a new follower!
    Bronwyn @ Queen B Creative Me

    1. Awww thank you so much! That is so very sweet of you! I hope you have a fabulous weekend and thank you for the follow!

  3. These turned out super cute! Thanks for sharing how to make them! Happy 4th!

  4. love these! very creative to use a teacup and a pitcher as the base- I wouldn't have thought to do that!

    1. Thank you so much Laura! It's fun coming up with crazy things to use for these pedestals! Can't wait to make some more! I hope you have a wonderful and blessed day!

  5. Love this idea.... Curious how they hold up with washing? :)

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