I wanted to share a
picture of something I did recently for an upcoming
tea party I plan to host. It was inspired by a
wallpaper border and thought it might be a fun idea to
From Laura Crumpacker
I made tea cup topiaries to go on each table and
thought I might offer some as gifts.
Tea cups or other vase-type containers
3" Styrofoam ball
I took mismatched
cups as well as some adorable ceramic boots and filled
them with sand. I then took branches cut from bushes
and vines in the yard and wedge them in a 3" styrofoam
ball covered with sheet moss.
After wetting the sand
in the cups I covered the top of them with the moss as
well. I had considered using plaster in the cups to
stabilize but didn't know if I wanted to do that to
the items I was using. I showed them to some friends a
few days later and much to my surprise, the branches
are leafing out do to the wet sand, which makes them
look more authentic!