Tea "totaler" Wreath

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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 07, 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 Toni on Feb 28, 2019

    Was the wreath extremely heavy afterwards

  • Vicki Davis Vicki Davis on May 31, 2019

    Where did you hang it?


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  • 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!!

  • GeorgiaBulldogsFan GeorgiaBulldogsFan on Feb 11, 2021

    Just found your post this morning. It is just lovely! I love pretty tea cups too and have plenty here at home. This will be put on my “to do” list for sure! Also, absolutely love the Eleanor Roosevelt quote! Great share!