Tea and gardening--I'm finding it quite easy to combine these two loves. My weekend project, for instance, consisted of taking a junk store wire teapot and turning it into a pretty, mossy decorative piece to hang on a small garden gate.
I came across this wire form at a junk store several weeks ago and bought it even though it is red, and I don't decorate with a lot of red. But it was just $3, so the price was right.
Determined to use only the supplies I had on hand to transform it, I used an old 50-cent bottle of black craft paint and did a purposely rough job of painting. This did not need to be perfect. It just needed to not be bright red!
Moss from the yard was easy to scoop up and pack down onto the chickenwire form. This particular moss looks almost like tiny ferns, doesn't it?
The finished piece hangs on the gate of what is going to be my small tea garden. The planning is still underway, but I wanted something tea-ish there to inspire me as I work. I think my $3 junk find does the trick!