Tiny Pink Teacup Tulle Tree

January 15th, 2009 in member junk     
chiccottagejunk chiccottagejunk, member
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I know this is late for Christmas, but didn't have the nerve to post it until today for some reason (first time caller, long time listener). I used new pink tulle fabric because I couldn't find old. First I glued a small bottle with a narrow neck to the inside bottom of the tea cup with epoxy. I stuck a narrow dowl rod about 14 inches into the narrow bottle. The weight of the bottle keeps the dowl & cup upright. I cut the tulle in various widths, folded the pieces in half, stitched loosely on the fold and then pulled the thread tight to form a tiny round opening like a tiny tutu. After pulling thread tight, I tied the threads and then slid the 7 or 8 rings of tulle over the dowl to form a little tree. I wired vintage white glass beads from a necklace together to form the "star" and then stuck the wire into a tiny hole I made in the top of the dowl. I hot glued the glass beads onto the layers of tulle, added a pink satin "skirt" & topped it off with a white satin ribbon & bow. I'm not a fussy gal, (you can usually find me in the garage at an estate sale going through the junk!), but I rather liked this creation.


Pattern or design used: My Own Design - chiccottagejunk
posted in: member junk, seasonal, fabric, chic, pink, ceramic

Comments (20)

rosieart writes: so cute.. I have teatime everyday so this would be a nice addition to the table Posted: 4:35 am on August 22nd
robininthegarden writes: You could actually do this as a topiary, too; and change the shape to round by starting and ending with the littlest "tutus". Others are totally on the money - this would make great centerpieces for showers, etc. and then given to guests as they leave as party favors. Posted: 6:54 pm on August 11th
Lovingmylife writes: simply lovely! my daughter loves this (she's 24)it looks like something she would have all year long in her room!It is beautiful!
Veronica Posted: 11:43 pm on January 13th
Prior writes: oh, my how cute:) Looking back at Christmas ideas.... Thanks for sharing. Lezlee Posted: 1:04 pm on November 14th
lovejunk writes: THAT IS SO CUTE!!!I HAVE SOME TEA CUPS I AM GOING TO GIVE THIS A TRY Posted: 6:29 pm on March 13th
chiccottagejunk writes: Thanks for all of the kind words and warm welcomes! Posted: 10:48 pm on February 23rd
oldnews writes: this is just too cute! I love it! Posted: 12:07 am on February 17th
Junk4fun writes: This is really adorable!! I love to decorate with "trees" depending on the season. Love the pink, too.

Posted: 10:16 am on January 17th
bridiemurphy writes: Uh...perfect timing!!! I can see this in a Valentine's Day display!? I mean, really, trees are so significant...and this one, dreamy, romantic: STUNNING!

Thanks for the info on "how to" -- I intend to shamelessly copy this sometime soon! Now, if Taunton will get the website ready for saving favorites!!!??? Posted: 9:51 am on January 16th
lovecrafting writes: Welcome! I did one of these for Xmas but mine is no where near as cute as yours. You have given me a new perspective. Posted: 9:04 am on January 16th
chiccottagejunk writes: Oh, my, thank you SO much for such a warm welcome. I, too, like the idea of making this in different colors for baby showers or other times of the year. Thanks for all of your encouraging words! Sue Posted: 7:36 am on January 16th
Meadowview_Farm writes: Oh - now this is the absolute definition of "Sweet" - just adorable...you poured every bit of charm into that tea cup!
Kari Posted: 7:05 am on January 16th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Welcome to posting, Chiccottagejunk! You have some fab ideas! This creation could definitely be used outside of the holidays. Imagine a baby shower with baby blue, pink, lavender, or yellow tulle. Or how about a bridal shower with white or ivory. I think you've come up with a pretty spectacular idea for a pretty piece for every day decor too.

I'm glad you got the "nerve" to post. I'd love it if all lurkers gave it a try like you did.
Take care,
Candy Posted: 5:53 am on January 16th
rebeljunker writes: Hi Chiccottagejunk
This is absolutely adorable! I am glad you posted it and now that you've "broken the ice", I hope to see more of your creations! Happy junking Di. Posted: 10:45 pm on January 15th
junkermidge writes: I'm not a fussy girl, either, but I love this. It's adorable! What a clever design and great execution. Then, I checked your profile.. BONUS!..West MI! And you're not kidding about being a long time listener. Thanks for finally jumping, you're doing great.
Midge Posted: 10:19 pm on January 15th
CottageElements writes: Very sweet! Welcome to the site and thanks for taking the posting plung! We're a fun group of junkers as I'm sure you'll find out. Keep up the great work!

Lani Posted: 10:12 pm on January 15th
MimiToria writes: Welcome to you as a new poster. Yeah! It's not so bad now is it. You've done a great job here with posting this romantic pink tulle tree, sharing the directions and photographing the details.
It's always great to get good ideas ahead of time for the next Christmas, so I think anytime is a good time for a project post. Thanks for sharing it with your Junk Market family members. : )
Gretchen Posted: 8:57 pm on January 15th
chosmosw writes: Very Sweet. I like it too! Posted: 8:27 pm on January 15th
junktiqueboutique writes: This is so cute and beautiful. I think it could sit out anytime of the year and not just at Christmas. With different colors of tulle and patterns on the cup it could have so many themes. I can't wait to make one. I have everything but the tea cup. Posted: 7:59 pm on January 15th
fellowjunker writes: This is absolutely adorable chiccottagejunk...........I am so glad that you posted it!!!! I am really into revamping pieces of vintage lace right now so this is a perfect post even if it is after Christmas.
Let's see more!!
xojanis Posted: 7:06 pm on January 15th
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