Easter Illusion: Louise Dunbar’s Floating Easter Teacup
Our lovely Louise Dunbar has been crafting with Easter in mind – and just look what she’s come up with! This stunning floating teacup design is overflowing (literally!) with cuteness, including fluffy yellow chicks, spring florals and – of course – yummy chocolate eggs! An eye-catching piece, this clever project gives the impression that a teacup brimming with Easter treats is magically afloat. It’s bound to make a cracking conversation starter at the dinner table this Easter… and will certainly capture the children’s imaginations! Want to know how she did it… and how you can create your own Floating Easter Teacup? Check out Louise’s step-by-step instructions below!
When I was little, I remember visiting a friend during the Easter holidays – a friend whose neighbours had an adorable brood of baby chicks! They were so cute and fluffy, I fell in love with them instantly (who wouldn’t?!) So when Create and Craft asked me to come up with something fun for Easter, I just knew I had to include a few fluffy yellow chicks for good measure! Naturally, chocolate eggs were also on the list and, because I just love a good cuppa, I thought I’d tie it all together with a floating teacup!
You Will Need:
- Teacup and saucer
- Fork (a cheap bendable one works best)
- Glue gun and plenty of glue sticks
- Dried moss
- Chenille Chicks
- Die cut flowers (various sizes and shapes, I stuck to pale pinks and lemon for my colour choice)
- Mini eggs (buy 2 bags, 1 to stick the other to eat!)
Bend the fork so that it forms a ‘Z’ shape. Glue the pronged end to the saucer using plenty of hot glue. Wait a minute for it to set before gluing the cup to the other end of the fork.
Top Tip: You’ll need to make the cup balance, so that it stays upright and doesn’t tip backwards when finished. I had a few attempts at this, and found that if you try and get the fork end into the centre of the cup, it seems to balance best!
Glue the moss around the saucer and fork making sure you cover the fork completely. Don’t forget to do the back of it as well!
Shape your flowers using a ball tool and piece of foam. Flip the flower good side down onto the foam, then rub your ball tool over each petal until they start to curl. Next, flip the flower over and push your ball tool into the centre.
Start gluing some of the chicks in place on top of the moss. Add some eggs and flowers to fill in the gaps, and keep adding chicks, eggs and flowers until you are happy with the way it looks. Finish off by adding a gem to the centre of each of the flowers.
And there you have it, your very own Floating Easter Teacup!