Thursday, January 3, 2013

DIY Polka Dot Tea Cup

photos taken by alyssa marie photography

If you know me, you know I'm obsessed with two things: tea & Kate Spade. We received these cute little white teacups from Megan's bridal shower as our favors. I loved them plain white, but got the crafty itch one day and headed out for some Martha Steward glass paint. A sparkly shade of gold and some round stamp brushes later, I have myself a polka dot tea cup.

Directions:
1. Clean your cup and saucer well. 
2. Paint your design on the cup
3. Cook your cup and saucer in the oven for 30 minutes at 350 degrees on the top rack.
4. Let sit for 24 hours, then wash in the dishwasher.
5. Enjoy your tea in your new tea cup.

This is one of the simplest little DIYs I've done...and I'm quite excited about it. Maybe it'll sit on my bookshelf when I'm not using it...just for decoration :) Have you done any simple DIYs lately?

Have a great Thursday!
Love,
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37 comments:

  1. This is adorable!!! I will definitely save this idea for gifts, it's so cute!

    I just made the nursery wall art for my expected son Billy... VERY excited about it!
    http://www.sparklesandcrafts.com/2012/12/nursery-name-wall-art.html

    Happy New Year :)

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  2. This is too cute! I love the idea! Gold polka dots have been on my mind lately and I just bought a journal with them!

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  3. Oh my gosh...simple projects are often the best. This is adorable!!! I want to make one. :)

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  4. ADORABLE! I'll have to try that... you're right.. super easy! And you know me, I love tea too! :)

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  5. ADORABLE! I'll have to try that... you're right.. super easy! And you know me, I love tea too! :)

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  6. What a great idea! Love the polka dots.

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  7. Too cute! Over Christmas I actually tried out the gold polka dot coasters featured on theeverygirl ... so easy and so cute!

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  8. I absolutely love this!! I think I am going to have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing :)

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  9. This is so adorable! I love the Kate Spade set, but this option seems a bit more affordable.
    Jenn
    With Luck

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  10. So cute! I need to find a tea cup!

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  11. I love that you did the polka dots in different sizes! perfect! I want to do this with mine now!

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  12. This is so cute!! I'm definitely doing this soon!

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  13. i think i might need to do this. i love that martha stewart paint. :)

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  14. I did something similar and it was one of my favorite (and easiest!) DIY projects yet. So cute!

    Alyssa
    The Glossy Life

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  15. That's really cute! One of my favorite patterns.

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  16. Very sweet! We both have gold polka dots on our minds!

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  17. So creative, I am obsessed with gold dots :)

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  18. I love this, so simple and fun!

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  19. too cute! and easy. I love easy.

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  20. Great hack! It totally could be a Kate Spade piece. What an adorable way to drink your tea :)

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  21. Super cute! I love having special cups for my tea :)

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  22. lovely post and happy new year! x
    http://xtheperfectmess.blogspot.com.au

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  23. I love polka dots and gold ones are even better. So fun Michaela!

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  24. I love it! I happen to have a plain white tea cup that's taking up space. I think a makeover is in order!

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  25. So cute!! I love the polka dots!

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  26. Officially this weeks cutest DIY! Oh this is darling!

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  27. Oh my goodness this has got to be the cutest DIY of the week! Love it!
    www.atfirstblushandco.com/blog

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  28. This is adorable! I have a few plain white bowls and plates I may have to jazz up with this method!

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  29. I so need to do this! Just darling! I am all about this fabulous gold polka-dot trend that is happening! Love.

    xo!
    Jen

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  30. Does Martha Stewart make glass paint? Or are you using Martha's Craft paint?

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  31. I love that you and Courtney both posted gold polka dot projects! Great minds think alike because I LOVE them! So Kate Spade.

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  32. I love how simple it is! I would love to have a cupboard full of those!
    I made a pretty simple craft the other day. It was some of my homemade chap stick!
    Check it out here
    http://withlov32012.blogspot.ca/2013/01/diy-lipbalmchapstickwhatever-you-want.html

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  33. I love how simple it is! I would love to have a cupboard full of those!
    I made a pretty simple craft the other day. It was some of my homemade chap stick!
    Check it out here
    http://withlov32012.blogspot.ca/2013/01/diy-lipbalmchapstickwhatever-you-want.html

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  34. This is so neat! Did you use any sort of glaze over it once painted?

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