Crafting Your Own Tea Time

Upcycled Vintage Mug Planters

Transforming vintage mugs into planters is not just a creative endeavor, but also a charming way to repurpose those lovely cups that might have lost their partners over time. Whether it’s a solo mug you found at a thrift store or one whose set has dwindled, turning it into a planter gives it a new lease on life. These unique planters are perfect for small plants like succulents or herbs, bringing a refreshing burst of greenery to your tea space. Let’s dive into how you can create these delightful mug planters.

Materials Needed:

  • Vintage Mugs: Choose mugs that have appealing designs and are sturdy enough to hold soil and plants.
  • Pebbles: These are essential for creating a drainage layer, as mugs typically don’t have drainage holes.
  • Potting Soil: A good quality potting mix suitable for the type of plant you’re choosing.
  • Small Plants or Seeds: Succulents, herbs, or small flowers work best for these types of planters.

Step-by-Step Guide:

  1. Prepare the Mug: Clean your vintage mug thoroughly to ensure it’s free from dust and grime.
  2. Create a Drainage Layer: At the bottom of the mug, add a layer of pebbles. This layer will help manage excess water, preventing your plant’s roots from sitting in moisture, which could lead to rot.
  3. Add Potting Soil: On top of the pebbles, add potting soil. Leave enough room to plant your chosen plant or seeds without overflowing.
  4. Planting: If you’re using a small plant, gently remove it from its current container, making sure to keep the root ball intact. Place it in the mug and add additional potting soil around it