The Timeless Teapot – A DIY Dream Item

You have a wedding DIY decorating item just sitting around in your home.  “I DO?”  You say. Yes, it’s the timeless teapot.  Most people have at least one, many have more.  I myself collect them, and have more than I should.  They can be used in so many capacities.  And teapots remind us of warm and cozy times – think little girl tea parties or a hot comforting beverage.

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The most common use of a teapot is that of a floral vessel. It’s the perfect touch for a “Tea Party” themed pre-wedding event.  Some lovely examples are the photos above and below.  The lower photo is from my daughter’s bridal shower.  All you need to create a similar item is florist’s foam, a pair of scissors, blooms, and a little water.  Oh…and some talent.  This pretty creation was made by my uber talented friend, Debbie.

I love the tea set below with all the violets.  Violets, that most fragile flower, is my favorite.  I had a gorgeous little “Going Away” posey to wear on my going away suit at my wedding.  The posey had to be pinned onto my suit lapel with it’s own water reservoir. The flowers are very delicate and need to be hydrated.

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One can even rent teacups like the ones below from a party supplier for a “tea thememed” event.  I love the eclectic look of the one-of-a-kind cups below.

 

Above is a display of a couple of my personal teapots from the “tea themed” Bridal Shower my daughter hosted for her sister (my oldest).  They hold no flowers, but they are works of art as stand alones.

One can carry the “tea party” theme even further, by assembling guest favors such as the one below.  The pink package is a tea bag personalized with my daughter’s name and the date of her shower.  The straw is honey, and the mini teapot is a kitchen measuring tape.  The chocolates…well, they just go well with tea!  🙂

Why Didn’t I Think of That – DIY Wedding Ideas

Why Didn’t I Think of That? – DIY Wedding Ideas.  Think you’ve seen it all?  Think again!  Someone is always coming up with something new, lovely and a head thumper…”Why didn’t I think of that?”

Here are a few darling ideas I love!  Wish I had thought of them!  Want to save that cork from your first toast as man and wife?  Or maybe the cork from your groom’s proposal? I think we all did. In fact, I may have mine somewhere, but then again…maybe not.  Why?  Because I didn’t have a place to save/prominently display it.  Think no longer. You too can be the proud owner of a delightful “First Toast” shadow box.  Why didn’t I think of that?!?

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Looking for a unique backdrop for photos?  Here are a couple innovative ideas.  And you can’t get more inexpensive that some latex balloons or cocktail napkins, or much cuter!  Yes, the photo below is made from simple string and white cocktail napkins!

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Do you have a large open space at your venue, and desire some dividers to create sectioned areas?  The photo below is perfect.  I’m sure a handy dad, granddad, or mom, (although not THIS mom  🙂 ), could make this relatively easily with some pvc pipe, sand for weight, white sheets and flowers, real or artificial.  Hey, maybe I COULD assemble it after all…

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And my favorite DIY item on this post…the “Glittered Tealight Holders”.  Adorable, look to be easy to make, and more importantly, would likely, (but do ask), meet most venues’ requirements for “safe” candles.  Always check to see what those requirements ARE before planning your decorations or spending funds involving candles.  Some venues, for obvious reasons, ban them all together.

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