We love making teacup gardens, so with Christmas coming, we decided to make a Teacup Christmas Scene! We found a cute little deer and the perfect sized bottlebrush tree. Then we looked for a teacup that would be just right. Here’s how we put it all together.
How To Make A Teacup Christmas Scene
Vintage-style Holiday Tea Cup and Saucer (ours was from eBay – “Royal Crest English
Bone China Holly Leaves and Berries), 3” tall x 3½” diameter
Plastic deer, 2”x2”
Bottlebrush tree, 5”
Plaid FolkArt Multi-Surface Acrylic Paint: Wicker White #2894, Cardinal Red #414,
Hunter Green #406, Brilliant Ultramarine #484
7 wooden cubes, ½”
Balsa wood dog tag “craft stick”, 1”x2.6”
Wooden dowel, 3/16” diameter
Red curling ribbon
Gold bow wire (cord)
Tiny gold jingle bell
Styrofoam ball, 4”
White felt, 9”x12”
Round metallic beads, gold, red, cobalt blue, ¼”
2 gold foil star stickers, 5/8” (ours were “My Paper Studio: Stick-A-Bilities”)
Beacon’s Glass, Metal & More
Beacon’s Tacky Craft Glue
Adhesive glue dots, ½”
1. Glue the teacup to the saucer using Beacon’s Glass, Metal & More. Cut the Styrofoam ball in half with a serrated knife. Shave the edges of the half-ball so it fits snugly in the teacup flat-side up. Cut felt to fit over the Styrofoam and glue in place. Paint a layer of glue on the felt and sprinkle with faux snow.
2. Poke a hole in the felt-covered Styrofoam and glue in the stem of the bottlebrush tree. Glue metallic beads to the tree as ornaments. Top the tree with two gold stars stuck back to back.
3. Paint the wooden cubes red, green, and blue. Tie on gold bows, arrange under the tree, and glue in place. Wrap red ribbon around the deer’s neck like a collar, secure with glue, then glue on the jingle bell. Glue the deer hooves to the snow-topped felt.
4. To make the sign, print the NORTH POLE THIS WAY text onto white paper.
Cut one end of the balsa wood dog tag to a point and cut the printed sign to fit. Paint the balsa wood white, then glue the paper sign in place. Cut the dowel to 3½” and paint white. Wrap the dowel with red ribbon like a candy-cane, securing each end with glue. Poke a hole in the felt-covered Styrofoam and glue in the end of the dowel. Glue the sign to the front of the dowel and a gold bead to the top. Dab glue along the top edge of the sign and sprinkle with faux snow.
Have you ever made a teacup garden or a teacup Christmas scene? We’d love to hear about it!
Jennifer & Kitty
wendy holloway says
these are really pretty and unusual , happy Christmas xx
Jennifer & Kitty says
Happy Christmas to you Wendy!
This is so cute. Where did you get the deer? I haven’t seen any , just the bottle brushes.
Jennifer & Kitty says
Thanks Eme! We think we got the little deer in a tube of plastic animals at Michaels called Safari Toob. Here’s a link: https://www.michaels.com/safari-ltd-toob-in-the-woods/10566867.html