How to Make a Flower Pot From a Teacup

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How to Make a Flower Pot From a Teacup
Teacups make distinctive flower pots for small flowers or plants. (Childs Tea Cup image by Keith Biros from

Teacups old or new are delightful when used as mini-flower pots because they can add character and decoration to any plants they are holding as well as to the surroundings, especially with flowering plants. They are good at holding water so you do not have to water your plants all the time, and they are small enough to set in any window when your flowers or plants need some sun. Teacup flower pots with plants in them even make excellent gifts for a loved one on any special occasion.

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Things you need

  • Teacup
  • 1 cup of soil
  • 3 or 4 plant seeds or small plant
  • ¼ cup of water

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  1. 1

    Fill your teacup with 1 cup of soil, if you are going to plant seeds. If you are putting a small plant into the teacup, pour half the amount of soil in.

  2. 2

    Make a small ½ inch-deep hole in the soil with your fingertip, place 3 or 4 plant seeds into the hole, and cover them with soil. If you have a small plant, place it gently into the half-filled teacup and pour the rest of the soil in to cover the roots of the plant.

  3. 3

    Pour ¼ cup of water into the teacup with the soil and the seeds or plant, then place the teacup flower pot near a window to help the flowers or plant grow in the sunlight.

Tips and warnings

  • Do not overfill the teacup with water, as it does not have draining holes.
  • Try keeping the plants in your teacup small, because if they are too big they will end up tipping over your teacup flower pot.

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