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Cup and Saucer Planters

Coffee and tea lovers, this one's for you! Add a fun, caffeine-free touch to your yard or garden with Cup and Saucer Planters from Candace Jedrowicz. This is a great excuse to upcycle old china that you might otherwise want to throw away.

Cup and Saucer Planters


  • Aleene’s Platinum Bond 7800 Glue
  • Ceramic cup and saucer
  • Electrical wire – 3′ per flower
  • Large and small glass blobs
  • 3/4″ PVC pipe – 3′ per flower
  • 3/4″ coupler – 1 per flower
  • Spray paint to cover the pipe and coupler


  1. Prepare your pipe and coupler by painting it, and your cup and saucer by drilling one hole in the cup and two holes in the saucer.

    Cup and Saucer Planters
  2. The hole in the cup is for drainage. One hole in the saucer is for drainage and the other is for your wire.Make sure your wire hole will be outside of the cup.

    Cup and Saucer Planters
  3. Begin wrapping the wire around a something round – I used a glue bottle. Wrap around 3/4 of the bottle.

    Cup and Saucer Planters
  4. Make a sharp bend in the wire and repeat 5 or 6 times. These will be petals.

    Cup and Saucer Planters
  5. Check to make sure the wire will fit properly, allowing room for the cup and keeping the petals within the outer edge of the saucer.

    Cup and Saucer Planters
  6. Pull the shape together and bend the wire tails down so you can put them through the hole in the saucer.

    Cup and Saucer Planters
  7. Bend the wire tails out of the way and glue the cup in place.

    Cup and Saucer Planters
  8. Glue your large glass blobs inside of the wire petals. Allow the glue to dry.

    Cup and Saucer Planters
  9. Glue the small glass blobs around the rim of the cup.Turn the cup and saucer over to keep the blobs in place while they dry.

    Cup and Saucer Planters
  10. Glue the larger end of the coupler to the bottom of the saucer in the center and allow to dry.Glue the pipe/stem into the coupler.

    Cup and Saucer Planters

    Cup and Saucer Planters


For a comprehensive video tutorial of this project, check out How to Make Cup and Saucer Flower Garden Art.

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