How to make quick and easy spring teacup table decorations.
Still haven't DIY'd your spring table decorations for Easter?
You do have table favors, don't you?
What? You didn't realize you needed some? Well Pinterest says you do, so you'd better get hoppin'!
Hoppin' . . . Easter . . . Easter bunny.
Well, I have a super quick and easy spring table decor idea for you.
How To Make Teacup Table Decorations:
(You may want to run to get a pen and paper so you can write down these highly detailed steps)
- Grab some teacups from your cupboard or buy some cheap teacups at the thrift store (they have a zillion teacups there).
- Buy a 4-6 pack of pansies. Normally $1.99 around these parts.
- Plant said pansies in said teacups, filling in with a little potting soil.
- Put teacups at each place setting and impress all your guests with your fabulous DIY skills.
Pro Tip For Planting Pansies In Teacups:
If your teacups are shorter and the pansies are poking over the top too much, there's an easy fix.
When you take the pansy out of the pack, just loosen up the roots at the bottom of the plant to make them a bit shorter.
This is really a good idea in any case, just to let their roots take hold a bit in the soil rather than staying compact and together.
I'd compare it to being similar to getting your pantyhose twisted, but since no one under the age of 45 remembers pantyhose, I'd just be aging myself.
Ideas For Using Your Teacup Table Decorations:
- Teacup centerpieces for weddings - use as wedding favors or grouped in the center of the table as a centerpiece - you can even put a vintage fork in the middle of the teacups and place your table numbers in them
- Easter table decor
- Mother's Day buffet decorations
- Favors for a little girl's tea party
A Couple Pansy Tips:
If you are going to give these as favors and allow the guests to take them home, you really should tell them that at some point soon they will need to take them out of the teacups in order to keep them alive (the cups are not large enough nor do they have proper drainage to serve as a permanent pansy paradise).
Try to avoid the super leggy and floppy looking pansies you might see at the store. The shorter, more compact plants that are green and healthy looking with plenty of blooms will put on the best show for your table.
Are you having a whole herd of people over for Easter dinner? Or are you keeping it small and intimate?
Or just going to make a meal out of the Easter basket? A few marshmallow Peeps for appetizers, followed by a Cadbury Egg for the main course and finished off with a Reese's Peanut Butter Egg for dessert sounds good to me!