Tea "totaler" Wreath

5 Materials
2 Hours

My love for tea cups was sparked by my Nana, who gave me my first cup, a pink china cup, with gold inside on my first birthday. I still have it!
So, this project begins with the base. I tried to save $$ here by buying the wire frame at the Dollar store; but the weight of the cups made this a poor choice. I had to splurge and go to the craft store, but I had a coupon. I spray painted it white, so it would melt into the tea cups.
While the frame was drying, I gathered the rest of my materials.
Before attaching the cups, I added some fabric strips to the top (to act as a hanger) and the bottom of the wire frame to add color. Attaching the cups securely, proved to be more difficult that I imagined. In the end, I used clear Gorilla glue, and some clothes pins to hold the cup securely in place until the glue set.
This did take some time, so I worked on other projects during the dry time. Be patient here, you won’t be sorry. When all the cups were in place, I embellished with paper flowers that I made myself (I love paper flowers) this I thought covered up any areas where I could see the wire frame.
And there you have it, my tea totaler wreath.  Remember: In the words of Eleanor Roosevelt “Women are like tea bags, you never know how strong they are till they get in hot water.” 

Happy crafting everyone!

Suggested materials:

  • Wire wreath frame  (Michaels)
  • Spray paint  (had on hand)
  • Glue  (had on hand)
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  • Lynda Reppert
    Lynda Reppert
    on Nov 7, 2018

    Is there a way to Pin this? So cute and I’d love to try it. Gotta start collecting...Thanks for posting it.

  • Toni
    on Feb 28, 2019

    Was the wreath extremely heavy afterwards

    • Lsherbach
      on Mar 31, 2019

      It was/is heavier than other wreaths I’ve done, but I hooked it on an over the door hanger... problem solved.

  • Vicki Davis
    Vicki Davis
    on May 31, 2019

    Where did you hang it?

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  • Katherine
    on Jul 25, 2020

    I’ve had this particular project saved on my phone under things to do for probably a year I have like 60 tea cups and saucers I just haven’t done it yet I’m afraid to handle those tea cups but I love the project it looks beautiful great job

  • Rebecca Gray-Hoch
    Rebecca Gray-Hoch
    on Jul 26, 2020

    I would add colorful tea cups with strings of white pearls draped from them!! So pretty!!

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