Thursday, 29 March 2012

Spring DIY - A Daffodil in a Teacup

diy plant teacup

For some reason unbeknown to me, I have always been drawn to vintage teacups and saucers. I have all sorts stacked away in my kitchen - there's the beautiful 1920s set which my great-grandma brought home from her travels in Europe, there's my random Alice in Wonderland collection and then there's the assortment of others.

I've often mulled over what to do with these teacups, until it suddenly occurred to me - why not use them as cute, eclectic flowerpots come spring?

Now, since Daffodils are my favourite, favourite flowers (I'm such a cheap date!), I've gone a bit Daff crazy and planted lots of miniature ones (I -think- they're called Narcissus, right?) in the teacups. I love them because they remind me of sunshine and chocolate eggs and bouncing, cute fluffy lambs. Pretty much anything brings a smile to my face when it's that vivid shade of yellow.

Anyway, I thought I'd share with you some pictures of my now-planted Daffs. They're a fab DIY project to do because, let's face it, not even I could have messed this one up (save for me spilling soil everywhere which, of course, I did). Plus, it only cost me 97p for three bulbs!

They have really brightened up my dining room table and make me smile every time I walk past. Does anyone have any ideas for the rest of my teacups?!

Sam x

daffodil teacup