With snow falling steadily around, I am constantly looking for ways to bring a little bit more greenery into my house. For me, it really helps stave off the winter blues and I love having plants around. Who says you have to keep your plants in boring planters? When I received my The Leaf Reader box from LitJoy Crate and saw the Tea Cup Planter inside, I feel completely in love with it. My grandma used to plant in tea cups all the time, what makes these DIY planters even better is that since they are made for planting, they are easier to use than any old dish.
Harry Potter Tea Cup Planters
You will need:
- Tea Cup Planters (Find them at Oriental Trading here)
- Paint in Red, Gold, Black, Yellow, White and Light Green
Harry Potter Teacup Planter
First paint the front half of your tea cup in a peach color. Allow the peach to dry and then paint a large black zig zag around the top of the cup, this will be Harry’s hair. On the saucer, paint Harry’s scarf with red and yellow squares interchanging.
Add the lighting bolt by the hair line and then paint his glasses on his face by painting two circles and a semi circle connecting them. Paint his eyes, with a green center.
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Platform 9 3/4 Tea Cup Planter
Add a 2 inch vinyl circle or sticker to the center or you tea cup. Paint your entire tea cup a nice shade of red. It will probably take a few coats to get the teacup a deep red color. After the teacup is completely dry, peel the stick off the tea cup and you will have a white circle left where you can label the cup.
If you don’t have a way to cut vinyl, simply paint a black line around the edge of the circle and paint 9 3/4 in the center. If you do have a cutting machine, cut the numbers out on your machine and use transfer tape to place them on the cup. If you need specific instructions for how to do this, you can find them here.
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These darling Harry Potter Tea Cups bring a little big of magic and greenery into your house.
Which one would you make?
robin rue says
Those are just too cute. We are major HP fans in our house – especially my 10 year old.
Alli Smith says
These teacups are adorable and so creative! My grandkids would love these teacups. I bet they would even help me paint them.
this will be a must for all those Harry Potter fans. Really like the nine and three quarters cut. They are nice and big and would look pretty sitting anyhere.
valmg @ Mom Knows It All says
These are adorable! I love Harry Potter and while I have a bit of a somewhat black thumb I’d totally love to have these. Such a cute idea!
Amber Myers says
These are such cute planters! My daughter likes Harry Potter so she’d enjoy these! She’s better at growing plants than I am.
Kylee from Kylee Cooks says
I absolutely love these! This would make a fantastic gift for a friend of mine. Even better because it was made by someone, vs bought!
What a great idea! Being in Harry Potter country, this will be a great creative activity to enjoy with my children. Thanks for sharing!
Alison Rost says
It’s so nice to have plants indoors especially when the weather is dreary. I think it’s really awesome how you decorated these tea cups! Love them to bits!
These are adorable! I love the books years ago and am discovering them again now that my kids are older and we are reading them together. I know my kids would love these tea cup planters!
Kristine Nicole Alessandra says
I love those tea cup planters. I care for succulents too and having them in those tea cups would be so pretty! Of course, the Harry Potter design is awesome. I can put these planters on my bookshelf, beside my collection of Harry Potter books!
As someone who loves both Harry Potter and flowers, I absolutely ADORE this craft. This would be such a fun thing to do for a book club to make together this Spring.
Tomi C says
This is a perfect DIY for Spring. My grandma used to plant basil, thyme, marjoram and all of her favorite herbs in a planter box in her kitchen window sill. These would be adorable placed on a window sill or on the nightstand in a Harry Potter fan’s room.
Food and Footprints says
Those are quite crafty and look like fun to make. They really add some color and character to those mugs and complement the plants well.
Sara Welch says
Awe those are so cute! I have always been a big fan of Harry Potter!
Debra P says
To say I merely love these would be a huge understatement. I adore them. They’re so super cute and creative. I love teacups, Harry Potter and plants, so I must try this!
I’d make the 9 3/4 design because I know that the numbers are more difficult to perfect when painting! And yes, these tea cups can uniquely prettify a spot in your house with a cactus or any plant of your choice! 🙂
Terri Beavers says
These are so much fun. They are the perfect size for succulents as well. I’ll have to let the grand kids make a couple of these.
Anosa Malanga says
Wow this is so cool. I guess I have now reason to recycle some of my teacups. I would love to design my very own.