Post # 1
So since the semester ended for me (I’m a grad student), I’ve done a flurry of wedding stuff, including this obsession: buying teacups at thriftstores and painting them all shades of green, along with a few light pink one too! In two and a half weeks, I painted and varnished 91 teacups!
Since my wedding is 11 months away, I have to pack my lovely teacups away, so I’m posting pics of some of them as a send off. (sorry for the camera phone pics- I have no idea where FI stashed the camera).
PS- I’m thinking of filling them with a small herb plant, moss, or, well… I have plenty of time to decide, I suppose.
Post # 4
What did you use to paint them?
Post # 5
What a project! How many did you do? They all look fantastic!
Post # 6
@TheFutureMcBride: I used acrylic craft paint, Ceramcoat brand. Also Ceramcoat satin varnish. I used small synthetic brushes. (I started with sponge brushes to try to do it faster, but the brush strokes were really noticeable).
Thanks Fitzly and Gemstone! I made 91 total, there are about 35 in the picture. The wedding is a great outlet for my crafting urges 🙂 I get kind of obsessed with craft projects for an intense period of time, and then let them go for months. So these are going into hibernation for now. Good thing my lovely FI is tolerant of having new craft supplies strewn around the apartment!
Post # 7
Thats a great idea and they look so pretty! If you are brainstorming ideas of what to fill them with, you could get Jordan almonds in those little organza bags and put 1 in each cup.
Post # 8
Those are awesome! Beautiful shades of green too, great job!
Post # 9
Nice! Is the paint and varnish safe for food and drinks?
Post # 11
@ritsi_bitsi: No, that’s the only sad part– that they can’t really be used as teacups anymore. Food safe paints are more expensive, and then you have to add a step of putting them in the oven too 🙁
FI suggested that on the back of the thank you note I attach to the handle, we add something about this… hopefully we can think of a cute way to say “Do not use for tea at risk of poisoning” 😉