I used a large garden teapot planter, that I found on sale at the Grocery Outlet, to make a large ring display for my craft fair booth. I will be displaying my teacup and teapot handmade rings on it, pretty clever display don't you think? Of course you could use a small teapot or teacup if you only have a few rings to organize. I did not like the color of my teapot, and after attempting to paint it twice, I still didn't like it, so I got creative and covered my porcelain teapot in fabric scraps. If you have a teapot or cup that you love the color and style of, you won't need to do that, in that case, this project would really only take a few minutes to finish.
Clear Gel Tacky Glue
Garden Planter Teapot
Mod Podge Acrylic Sealer
Fabric For Top Pincushion Portion (I used an old t-shirt)
Decorative Fabric Flowers, optional
Of course it's optional to cover your pot in fabric. If you choose to do so, all you need to do is put lots of glue on the pot and cover with your scraps. After I had the outside of my pot covered completely in fabric, I sprayed it with sealer. The sealer is not necessary, but I like that it gave it a nice shine when dry. Let your pot dry completely, for at least 24 hours, in a dust free area. It will be sticky until dry, so anything that blows on it, will stick to the surface. Once pot is dry, fill it tightly with your cotton filling. I recycled an old pillow for filling. Take your t-shirt or whatever fabric you want on top, and cover filling, pushing fabric inside of pot as you do. If your filling is tight like it should be, your fabric should pretty mush stay in place on it's own. To secure completely the top of your pincushion, secure rope around the pot opening with hot glue. Optional, decorate with fabric flowers, attaching with more hot glue. Insert your pretty floral pins and display rings.
I really like how it turned out. I think it will be a nice eye catching display for my booth, and the perfect display for my teapot and teacup rings. You could easily hang necklaces over the side of the teapot too, using your floral pins. Well that's what I have been making. What have you been up to? Please share your projects and recipes in our Anything Goes linky every Friday at Bacon Time.
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