A Cup of Spring for Easter
I saw this cute round up post on Pinterest of DIY crafts for Easter. It’s number 11 in the round up. When I clicked on the link it took me to a blog that was in a language I don’t recognize and I couldn’t find the craft on her site. I really wanted to make it. . . so, here is what my daughter and I did:
Gathering the materials:
- Tea cups
- small fake flowers
- little animals and cute things to decorate with
- mini Easter eggs
- glue gun
- hot glue sticks
- fishing weights (PEG 6-SZ-1)
Why is it every time I find a cute craft to do it is next to impossible to find the right materials to do it?! I searched my local stores for tea cups. I really wanted cute tea cups and no one is carrying them right now. I could find bulky mugs and saucers but I had my heart set on tea cups. I also figured a mug would be harder to balance. I was able to gather flowers, mini eggs, moss and little animals and things from Hobby Lobby, but still no tea cups. Yeah for Amazon! I found these cute tea cups and ordered them. (Picture is clickable and will open in a new tab.)
I got forks from Walmart and looked for the cheapest, thinnest forks they had. Our neighbor has a heavy vice and my husband took the forks there and bent them forward about where the tines begin and then approximately 2 inches down the handle he bent the handle backwards. This gives the fork a little bit of a “z” shape.
Using the Hot glue gun we glued the cup to the handle of the fork with the bent part resting on the edge of the cup. Once the glue cooled and it felt stable and secure we glued the tines to the saucer.
***Where you put the fork is important and it will be more stable if the tines are closer to the edge of the plate, like my daughters. (Hers has the fork tines closer to the edge of the plate. You can see it in the photo where she only needs 2 fishing weights.)
I laid it down to work on covering my fork with moss and hot gluing it into place. My daughter, “A” didn’t care if her fork was completely covered.
Then, I turned it over and hot glued more moss to the back of the fork.
I then put the fishing weights onto the edge of the saucer and began gluing them one at a time until it was stable. When all was said and done I needed 5 weights because I put my fork in the center of the saucer. My daughter only needed 2 because she put the tines closer to the edge of the plate and hers was more stable.
I then added more moss and decorated the cup to make sure more weights weren’t needed, before decorating the saucer.
Once the cup was the way I wanted it, I decorated the saucer and then the fork handle.