Post # 1
Bees! I’ve just spoken to my reception venue and she’s informed me I can’t use the vintage china for centrepieces as there’s only enough for actual cutlery!
I now have a few options.. I know a lot fo you are ‘over’ the whole vintage feel for weddings, but it’s what I want so I’m sticking with it. I was thinking I could scour 2nd shops for teapots/teacups etc.. or I could DIY it having found this tutorial
I have plenty of time but limited money so the DIY option may suit better.. I was thinking I could buy some ‘ugly’ cups to make candles out of and decoupage over them?!
What would you do?
Post # 3
Many antique shops have various vintage teacups and other china pieces for extremely cheap. I’ve seen items for a dollar or so a cup. So my vote was to buy pieces…. It might take a bit of time looking, and sourcing out pieces, But IMO, it’ll look the best.
Post # 4
I had a masquerade ball for my reception. I decided I was going to make paper mache masks for everyone to use instead of just buying the pre-made white mask bases because it would be cheaper.
About twenty masks in, I decided to screw it. It was taking hours and hours and hours per mask.
I think the teacups look a bit easier since you wouldn’t be making as many, you get to leave the base inside the teacup, and there aren’t any really curvy surfaces to do, but it still looks labor intensive.
If you really want to have a labor-intensive DIY project you can call your own, this looks like a good one. However, if you’re only considering it to save money, I think you should buy the cups. You can get them for really, really cheap at antique stores and Goodwill. The money you save by making the cups won’t be worth the hours you spend on them.
Post # 5
I definitely dont think its worth the time to make them! Check your local Goodwill, thrift stores, antique malls, flea markets, eBay and of course – Craigslist! They’ll have “orphaned” cups and saucers for cheap!!!