Teacup Nightlight

 

A Lillie Mae’s Crafts original design by Brenda Greenwalt

 

Teacup Nightlight

Approximately 12 inches tall with lampshade

Read through all directions before beginning.

 

 

Supplies

 

Teacup and saucer (try flea markets, thrift stores, Goodwill, rummage sales, etc.)

Floral foam

Assorted flowers to match teacup and saucer

Hot glue gun and glue sticks

Electric candle with on/off switch

Small clip on lampshade

 

Directions:

1.  Wash and dry teacup and saucer.

2.  Center and glue electric candle to saucer.

3.  With teacup handle towards the right glue the electric candle to the very center of the teacup making sure that the cord hangs out the back.

4.  Cut small chunks of floral foam and glue all around electric candle.

5.  Glue in the flowers.  (I will usually arrange the flowers before I glue them in to make sure I like where everything is going.)

6.  Place lampshade on electric candle.

 

 

 

NOTE:  This can be elaborated in all sorts of ways. 

·         You could grubby up the electric candle with brown paint mixed with water.  Brush it on.  Then brush with Modge Podge and press on spices such as cinnamon, cloves, etc.

·         If your saucer does not have a design you want to display, you could glue a doily on top of the saucer before you glue on the teacup.

·         You could add a string of pearls, ribbon, etc. around where the electric candle is glue to the saucer to cover this if you like.

·         For a more shabby cottage look, glue some strings of pearls hanging out of the saucer.

·         Decorate the lampshade more by glue lace or ribbon around top and bottom and perhaps also attach some ribbon flowers, etc.

The possibilities are endless.

You’re done with Teacup Nightlight.  I hope you enjoyed making it as much as I did. 

 

 

 

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Copyright 2007