Monday, November 30, 2015

Tea Cups, Muffin Cups and Peat Pot Christmas Tree Accents

Hi Friends 
here we are the last day of November~
Where did the month go?
So I'll wish you 
Happy December!

Still raining here in Texas
and a great time to be in the studio

My Christmas decorating is complete
and now it's time to enjoy the season.

Last week I worked on a few fun bottle brush tree designs
using vintage mini tea cups,
muffin cups and peat pots for bases.

To create them  I  used
E6000 glue, hot glue,
pipe cleaners, trims, ribbon, silk flowers, snow flakes,
basket filler and Spanish moss and more.

The skies the limit to your accents
and no set rules to this.
Just add what you have on hand in your craft stash.

To the inside of all the bases,
I glued a wood block  with E6000 
for the tree to be glued too.

It looks something like this to begin.
Next add the tree
let dry overnight and you're ready to decorate.
Hot glue to hold in the trees and blocks may come loose
 so E6000 is the way to go.

Here are a few ideas I came up with.

That's it.
Got a cup with a chip?
Perfect to use on something like this.

This was fun and makes a great little gift or home decoration.
For these with saucers, I didn't glue the saucers to the cup
but you could do that, add a hanger to the top
and it becomes a tree ornament.

Before I go for today,
Let me remind you of the
Christmas in Texas Blog Hop Home Tour
Dec.7th through the 11th.

See you next time.
Merry Christmas!



Anna said...

Love all your little Christmas trees !!!!!
Have a lovely week !

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful idea!! It looks so romantic. I love tea cups and I'm sure they would look so cute around the house maybe even inside a hutch with the rest of the china. Looks fabulous Celestina like all the things you create. Have a wonderful week :-)

eileeninmd said...

Hello, your Christmas bottle brush trees are so pretty. What a great idea using the tea cups. You are creative. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

Valerie-Jael said...

Love your little tea cup trees, so pretty! What a great idea. Hugs, Valerie

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

What adorable teacup decor, Celeste! I would love to make one of these out of a sweet, chipped teacup. Thanks for sharing your cute design with us.
I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! xo

Unknown said...

Celestina Marie, The spirit of Christmas is in all your Xmas cups. Your work is exquisite and beautiful again. Happy December!

MunirGhiasuddin said...

Beautiful work. All of the cups came out classy. Thanks for sharing. said...

Good Morning
They are gorgeous*** love teacups and love those little trees. They look amazing together
happy day

TexWisGirl said...

those are really cute!

Roosterhead Designs said...

Absolutely charming Celeste!! OMW I am always so inspired when I visit! Thanks for sharing. I know I must try one. (My daughter loves tea cups:) This would be a beautiful gift. And soo many 'styles' etc. to choose from - as you said, the sky's the limit! Have a great week! ~Karen O

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

I love, love, love bottle brush and your tea cup idea is adorable. I think you really enjoyed creating these sweet artfull expressions. I'll be there for the Texan Christmas tour, really looking forward to it.

Debbie Harris said...

Celestina, those are just darling!! What a beautiful way to display both the teacup and the Christmas tree.
Why, those would be perfect for an elderly person who is not able to put a tree up or even has the space for a tree, love it!
I was busy this weekend putting up our Christmas trees, yes trees. I so enjoy having the tree in our master bedroom with both your hand painted rose hearts and Stephanie lace ornaments, oh it's such a gorgeous tree. Now if I could only captured a good photo of it. :-)

I enjoyed my visit here with you, sweet friend. Enjoy your day, even in the rain.
Thinking of you getting rain makes me sing the song "singing in the rain." A lot can be accomplished while it is raining outside. :-)

Joy! Debbie

Anonymous said...

I adore these little trees in the sweet tea cups. Each one is darling. It's raining here this a.m. too. A good day to stay indoors.

Nancy Chan said...

Love these little cute tea cup Christmas trees. Cute decorative items and also good as gifts.

Claudia said...

Hi Celeste,
oh, your Christmas trees are beautiful, I love them all :O)
Wishing you a great december too!
Here we have stormy and wet days temperatures like in springtime ... noc realy nice for Christmass feelings ....
But, your wonderful post brought Christmas feelings to me, thank you, my dear friend!
Love, hugs and blessings to you,
Claudia xo

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Your tea cup trees are beautiful, festive and so romantic!....I think we got your rain now!!!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Hello sweet one! I too am having fun with these darling little trees! I think I am enjoying the little things about Christmas! !#

Rose L said...

Those are so adorable and romantic. I especially like the first white one! I never would have thought of doing that!

Karen@Southern Gal Meets Midwest said...

Hello Celestina, your Christmas header is great!! I love all your teacup creations as well. You do such fabulous work!
Have a great week!

Jan Hermann said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! My favorite has to be the white tree with the little pink roses. Wouldn't you know?

Have a wonderful week!

Jan ♥

Alessandra said...

I absolutely fell in love with your little trees in the cups! This is a such romantic idea! I love all your cups creations.

Createology said...

Your supplies may be simple but your end results are exquisite. E6000 is definitely the glue to use. Stay safe from flooding dear. Christmas Calm...

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hello Celestina,
I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving.
What a clever idea to make the pretty trees decorated in the tea cups!
Thanks for sharing this with us at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
Have a nice week.
Julie xo

Denise said...

everything is so cute my friend

20 North Ora said...

Your items are always so beautiful!!


Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

The bottle brush trees in the cups are darling!

Joy Junktion said...

Oh Celeste, These are adorable! My favorite, the white with red trim and black Believe, I may have to make a trip to Michael's tomorrow and pick up some pieces to try it - LOVE!!! You are so creative! Thanks for sharing these! Blessings, Cindy

cynthia lee designs said...

Love all your little Christmas cute!!

Betty said...

They are all so adorable. Love the first white and red one.

Anonymous said...

I love the idea of the bottle brush tree in the teacups! Very pretty!
Enjoy your December! :)

Conniecrafter said...

That is just the cutest idea and like you said for those chipped cups that you can't use but don't want to get rid of either, I love the pink shabby chic looking ones :) I have been busy with crafting and life in general that I still don't have all my Autumn decorations taken care of yet...oh my!

Sandi Magle said...

Oh, Golly! These are I have chipped cups, man-o-man, I have chipped cuts...SO cute! Thanks for the adorable post, Sandi

craftyles said...

The teacup trees are so cute. I have made a few similar to those and I love making them. It has been great weather for crafting around here. Your so organized to have all you CHristmas decor up-still working on mine. Have a great week!

Donna said...

What adorable bottle brush trees, Celestina! That is such a great way to make use of mis matched or chipped teacups and saucers. You sure have been busy creating so many pretties! The first one is my very favorite. Oh, and that is a great tip about the glue and the little block of wood. Thanks for sharing!

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

What a fantastic idea! I certainly have enough chipped cups and things around. Beautiful, thanks for sharing.

Visiting from Roses of Inspiration

Ashley said...

What a great idea. Those trees are so cute. :)
Thank you for the lovely giveaway items you sent me last month. I love the pumpkin and the extra lovelies you sent. :)


Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

I think something ate my previous comment? These are simply adorable and so quaint and charming. But I'd have such a hard time giving up a tea cup....their like my dish children...A very creative idea!

Creations By Cindy said...

Loving this idea....Christmas in a teacup! God has surely blessed you with creativity my friend. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Stephanie said...

Oh Celeste, these are DARLING! It was love at first sight {{smiles}} You come up with the loveliest ideas, sweet friend.

Thanks for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. Love to you!

Unknown said...

This is such an adorable idea!

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

Debby Ray said...

Oh my goodness, Celeste...these are absolutely stunning! What a fantastic idea...each one is simply gorgeous! Thanks for sharing this fantastic idea :)

Gypsy Heart said...

Absolutely adorable!! You continue to amaze me with your creativity and talent.


Stephanie said...

Hi sweet friend! Just wanted to let you now your darling trees were featured at Roses of Inspiration today. Thanks so much for sharing! Hugs!

Mrs. W. said...

Good morning,

I came over through Roses of Inspiration. I just love your tea cup tree idea. My favorite is the Celestina Marie Design - it is just SO pretty and delicate.

Thank you for sharing,

:) Hope

Mrs. W. said...

Hello again,

Oh, how silly of me. I wanted to make sure you knew which tree I loved so much, I did not even notice that all the trees have your signature on them; I thought it was just the name of that one design.

Well, my favorite is the (top) pastel tree.

Thank you for visiting my blog this morning.


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Celestina Marie
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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..