Upcycled Dollar Store Teapot Fairy Garden


Happy Wednesday Friends! As promised, today I'm sharing the details on how I upcycled fairy garden supplies I recently found at the dollar store. I'll also show you how to craft your own tiny fairy garden nestled in a teapot, plus I've got an added bonus mini project at the end of the post. {No teapots were damaged or permanently altered in this creative process!} Ready to bring a little garden whimsy indoors?


Upcycled teapot fairy garden

When I shared my enchanted fairy garden flower bed, I mentioned the assortment of fairy garden supplies I found at Dollar Tree. Now they're pretty cute right off the shelf, but I decided to give each piece a little something extra. 


Upcycled dollar store teapot fairy garden

I'm sure you won't be surprised I started with DecoArt Glamour Dust. When I want to add sparkle to a smaller specific area, I paint it with glue and sprinkle glamour dust on top. However, if I want to add sparkle all over, I place the piece inside a box, spray it with hairspray, and let it rain glamour dust ;)


Upcycled dollar store teapot fairy garden
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Next, I glued floral moss to different places, giving the pieces a mossy enchanted forest appearance. Please note: I find both floral moss and glamour dust messy to craft with--so keep that in mind before getting started. {This photo is before I glued more moss all around the bottom of the house to achieve the appearance of the finished project.}


Upcycled teapot fairy garden


Once your fairy house is ready, you'll need a teapot. The opening of the teapot and bottom of the fairy house need to be comparable in size, so the house can rest on top. I have collected quite a few teapots and only two of them are not thrifted finds--this is one of them. I found it at Homegoods a few years ago and was drawn to the delicate floral design and gold accents. 


upcycled dollar store teapot fairy garden


I didn't want to add any adhesive that would be permanent or damage my teapot, so I used Tacky to secure the house to the top of the teapot. Since it is considered a removable adhesive, remember to exercise caution when handling or moving the attached pieces. I use a hand on top and a hand beneath. {Tacky is for indoor use, should you desire an outdoor option, I would use a permanent adhesive like Quick Grip.}


upcycled dollar store teapot fairy garden
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The tiny flower at the spout also fit perfectly and I used Tacky on it as well.


upcycled dollar store teapot fairy garden


Here's another version I made with a teapot I picked up at a rummage sale for a dime! The mushroom house fit perfectly in the teapot's opening. I didn't even need Tacky on it. 


upcycled dollar store teapot fairy garden


Below, a peek at the dollar store mushroom before I added glamour dust and moss. I used the end of the paintbrush to add glue on the mushroom's spots and then painted glue on the chimney, dormer and steps before sprinkling all with glitter. Next, I painted the door before adding moss and a tiny ladybug. 


upcycled dollar store teapot fairy garden


Which is your favorite--Cozy Cottage or Mushroom Mansion? 


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upcycled dollar store teapot fairy garden

Today I created a pinnable image of each teapot fairy garden, plus one of the bonus project at the end of the post for your convenience. Pin away!


Upcycled dollar store teapot fairy garden

I had so much fun arranging the teapots with the fairy cottages, I decided to use one of my vintage milk glass cream and sugar sets to display a few of the smaller pieces. The photo shows how I inserted canning jar lids before topping with moss to elevate the fairy gazebo and outhouse. 

Cream and sugar mini fairy houses


Call me crazy, but I love the juxtaposition of a rustic outhouse paired with milk glass ;) 


Cream and sugar mini fairy houses


Until next time, happy creating!

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24 comments:

  1. Totally adorable Cecilia! You are so creative!

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  2. I really like these! I have a lady bug creamer with the sweetest face who sat in my fairy garden outside last year, think I will spruce up her digs with a teapot this year. Thank you.

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  3. Adorable idea dear lady! You come up with the best ideas. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  4. hi Cecilia ... great way to bring the "feel-of-Spring" in the house. So cute ... all of them, but I like the mushroom in the blue and white pitcher. Just seem to go together beautifully.
    Enjoy.
    Hugs,
    Audrey Z.

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  5. Those are both so cute...I don't know if I can choose a favorite! The two extra pieces are adorable as well!
    I'm working on my fairy garden pieces I've been collecting the past year. I'll be sharing some of that on Friday. :o) I may have a teapot (actually a candle holder) to use. It's pretty plain - you've got me thinking!

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  6. I love seeing the fun things you come up with!

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  7. I love tea pots and this upcycle is just so cute!

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  8. So cute! They never have anything like that at the Dollar Tree near me.

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  9. These are just too adorable. I love the tacky idea...fabulous!

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  10. Can I just glamour dust everything?hahah Love!

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  11. Love the mushroom mansion!! So cute!!

    Judy

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  12. This is adorable. My 2 youngest girls love making fair gardens and using the dollar store tea pot is brilliant. I am pinning this and totally doing this with my girls!

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  13. I love seeing how creative you are!

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  14. These are so cute, how fun for spring! And hairspray is SUCH a smart idea!

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  15. Cecelia,
    OMG!! These are so cute!! What a great idea!! Thanks again for always taking the time to stop by!! I really appreciate!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  16. Cecilia, I`m so glad to hear the teapots were not permanently altered. I love tea pots. In recent days I have found wonderful tea cups glued to saucers, filled with oasis and other ideas. I am saddened to see them permanently altered. I like the blue and white teapot. Thanks for sharing. Sylvia D.

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  17. Oh these are adorable! Such a clever project! :)

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  18. These are adorable! I love both! I have been wanting to make one of these for over 2 yrs now....maybe 2017 will be the year!
    Linda
    mysewwhatblog

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  19. These are super adorable! I love that red mushroom one. Definitely going to be on the look out for teapots at the thrift store now! Thanks!

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  20. Both are really cute Cecilia, but I love the teapot you used for the cozy cottage! I have a mushroom Pyrex bowl that I want to do a fairy garden in. I might need to go get one of those mushrooms. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  21. I love these!! HAD to pin them!! Thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW's DIY party!

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  22. Mushroom Mansion is my favorite for two reasons. I love the mushroom fairy house and that you added the white dots. The second reason is that I have the dishes that match the teapot. I bought them a few years after Tom and I were married. Thank you for sharing at the Snickerdoodle Create~Bake~Make link party!

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  23. This is just so adorable that I just cannot stand it! I am a fan of both teapots and fairy gardens, but never would have thought to combine the two. Adorable!

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  24. These are super cute! Thanks for the dollar store tip! I did not know they had fairy houses this year!

    ~L

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