Tiny Teacup Topiary



Add a touch of elegance to any setting.  This charming topiary is easy to make and sure to delight, whether it's for an afternoon tea, a bridal shower, or simply to brighten up your home.

Tiny Teacup Topiary


  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Products:
    • Balls, 1-1/2" and 2"
  • Silk flowers, assorted small flowers to match cup
  • Silk flower stem, 6" length (model used rose stem)
  • Demitasse cup, with or without saucer
  • Wire cutters
  • Scissors
  • Low temperature glue gun and glue sticks
  • Ribbon, 1/2 yd x 5/8", wire edge
  • Green moss


  1. Insert and glue 1" of silk flower stem in 1-1/2" ball.
  2. Cut flowers from stems and glue to 1-1/2" ball; continue until ball is covered.
  3. Place 2" ball in cup; if needed, flatten sides to fit. Flatten top of ball so it's level with rim of cup. Glue in place.
  4. Insert and glue 1-1/2" of flower stem in foam ball in cup.
  5. Cover foam base with green moss.
  6. Make two-loop bow with center knot. Secure with floral wire. Wire bow to the topiary stem, under center front of ball; glue in place.

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Sep 19, 2014

This will work perfectly as table decorations/place markers for a bridal tea I'm giving soon. Thrift store finds and garage sale treasures will be ideal. I'll customize each one for the particular guest, then she will be able to take hers home as a momentous.


Sep 21, 2013

I have not made this yet but it is a great way to "reuse" teacups that are not a complete set anymore.I also think its a great party favor or you could bring one to some lady who is in hospital or a rest home..doesnt take much space and doesnt need water


5 Ratings

Jun 23, 2011

What an original idea! This would make such a cute gift on Mother's Day or for a birthday for a mother, grandmother, aunt, godmother...or a spring/summer decoration for a luncheon, etc. A miniature butterfly or two scattered among the roses would look so cute.


Jun 23, 2011

This is adorable! And it 'recycles' an older tea cup without the matching saucer!


Mar 18, 2011

Really sweet, even if it doesn't involve cupcakes. Wish I hadn't gotten rid of my old teacups. But I'll bet I could snag all sorts of things in a thrift shop or rummage sale, or use something I already have but don't use. Lots of possibilities.


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