Friday, 3 February 2012

Valentine teacup tutorial.......x

I can't claim this idea totally as my own. I first saw something similar HERE at A Beautiful Mess and my thoughts immediately went to a teacup. Firstly, I get a little bit grumpy, when on a thrifting mission,  at a car boot, or charity shop I can't find any cute teacups and saucers. Only rubbishy crappy ones...booooooooo.

So, one day I picked up a few crappy teacups and saucers, and told them " one day I will make you beautiful, I promise"......

And yesterday was their day.


YOU NEED.......

crappy teacup and saucer.
mod podge.
red paint.
lots of red/pink glitter.
a romantic heart.

I used a little of my Annie Sloan red paint to cover the teacup ( my saucer was already red)....this paint is expensive, but as I had it and knew I would only need a little bit, I thought yup lets do it. I guess you could mix a bit of P.V.A or mod podge in with a red tester pot?

Wait for them to dry.

Now for the messy part.....yeahhhhhhhhh.
You will have to work in sections, as it is quite fiddly, and you want to get maximum glitter coverage.
You might want to squirt some of your mod podge into a jar to use ( it will be contaminated with glitter, you don't want all your podge messed up with glitter )
Brush on some mod podge then sprinkle your glitter on. As easy as that........
Keep going, you might find you need to let it dry a while, so you can handle the saucer/ cup to get in the tricky bits.
Once covered it NEEDS to dry out completely, don't get too over excited and start glazing before you are meant to, it will only end in tears. I have warned you.

Now, brush on a lovely layer of your podge.......and allow to dry clear in a sunny spot. You will find 2 coats should suffice.This makes sure you won't end up with rogue glitter.

These are seriously b.e.a.u.t.i.f.u.l.........

Look at them sparkle......

Fill with valentines treats, obvs you won't be able to drink from you teacup, that would be a crazy thought, but you will be able to add some glitzy romance to your valentine's day, without breaking the bank and succumbing to the lure of the card and chocolate companies.

I think I'm going to use mine ( after valentine's) to hold all my rings in....pwetty eh?

Oh and you know what else? SOMEONE really needs to have a Wizard Of Oz party and use these as a table decoration........

Happy glittering.....Link me up lovelies if you do decide to make one.........

Spread the luuuurve xxxxxxxx


  1. Ooo what sparkly pretty treat for the eyes! I was thinking of those red sparkly shoes all the way through this post!

    A real eye catching centre piece for any occaision. Thanks for such a great tute!

    MBB x

  2. hmmm, the world of Mod Podge seems to have passed me by. I can see I'm going to have to track some of this stuff down as it looks much messy fun!
    Great idea.

  3. So your sweet idea! and your adorable blog! Happy weekend.

  4. glitter, tea cups and chocolate...well, what a perfect creative idea!! ;0)
    A friend of mine gave me some modge podge in london in the summer i havent even used it yet, i wanted to use for badges. im very sad but ive bought two valentines cards- cos i thought they were cute...would have been nice to give them to someone special tho...think my night in shining armour needs a sat nav hehehehehe xx

  5. Oh my goodness, glittertastic and my daughter would go wild for all that shimmer.
    Thank you for your visit and your lovely comment xxx

    Kate x

  6. its glitterific......and ready for holiday partying....

  7. Hello,
    I visited your blog today, and I am glad I found it. I think it is so pretty and colorful. I love the red glitter cup. Me and my daughters also love tea time. We started a blog, and we would love it if you could visit us and follow. I would enjoy coming back to visit with you. Your blog is filled with beauty and so cheerful to me. I hope to hear from you, and have a sweet day.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley