How To Make a Mini Teacup Topiary

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How to make a teacup topiary.

I am always on the hunt for fun little DIYs to make for my home and to share with you! Well when I was at the Dollar Store the other day I noticed that they had some amazing craft supplies. After I saw that they carried moss, mini foam balls and floral foam I started thinking how cute and easy it would be to make a mini topiary and why not plop it in a teacup?!

So today I will be sharing how to make a mini teacup topiary…using supplies from, you guessed it, the Dollar Store!

How To Make a Mini Teacup Topiary

If you have followed me for awhile now you might have seen this post on how I love to decorate with topiaries. So when I saw my friend Heather from Beauty For Ashes Home post about her topiary DIY I was inspired and knew I wanted to put my own spin on it.

A fun way to make a mini teacup topiary.

This might be one of my easiest DIYs ever and it only took me about 10-15 minutes!

Supplies for a Mini Teacup Topiary

  • moss
  • tea cups
  • sticks
  • hot glue gun
  • floral foam
  • sharp cutting tool
All the supplies for a mini teacup topiary!

The Steps on How To Make a Mini Teacup Topiary

First gather all of your supplies. I found mine at the Dollar store and I think I spent a total of $6. Yep, only six dollars because the sticks were free and I already had the teacups!

Overhead view of a mini teacup topiary.

Tip for Finding Affordable Tea Cups

Look at thrift stores or flea markets for single teacups in colors you likes. They are usually very inexpensive and easy to find.

My blue and white ones are a part of my favorite set so instead of directly placing floral foam in the teacup itself I just set a mini pot inside the cup which makes it easily removable!

Floral foam for the mini teacup topiary.

Next, lay out a trash bag on your work surface because the moss gets messy! Then use a sharp cutting tool to cut the floral foam to fit into the mini pot or teacup of your choice.

Use floral foam for the anchor of your DIY topiary.

Add your stick to the floral foam. Once it is secure then add the foam ball. For extra support add hot glue around the base at both the top and bottom.

Mini moss topiaries with Dollar Store items.

Tip for Moss Application

Moss is usually clumped into larger pieces. I suggest laying it out and pulling the pieces apart as small as you can.

Next add hot clue to the foam ball and pat the moss down with your hands. You can also cup the foam ball with the added moss to press it down and keep the circular shape. This way it will lay easier and smoother on the foam ball.

Mini topiary using moss.

Finally, add moss around the base and secure with hot glue. Remove any extra glue strands and look for any bald spots that need covering. Enjoy your gorgeous mini teacup topiaries!

Learn how to make these mini teacup topiaries.

Simple Steps on How to Make a Mini Teacup Topiary

There you have it! A simple tutorial on how to make a mini teacup topiary using items from around your home or the Dollar Store.

A quick DIY: mini teacup topiary

This topiary is every bit as easy to make as it looks. Absolutely simple, quick and classy too!  I am so excited to use these all over my home because I am in love with them.

How to make a mini teacup topiary in less than 15 minutes.

What do you think? Are you inspired to try one for yourself? If you are I would love to see it! You can tag me over on Instagram and use the #Tatteredpewtopiary I will be looking to feature some in my stories!

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  1. I love these and I am going to make some! I would love for you to link up this post at Thursday Favorite Things! The party is open Thurs. at 9:00 a.m. through Sat. at midnight EST over on my blog.
    Happy Easter!

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