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Tree Cups

Orphaned teacups make perfect little temporary pots for young myrtle trees that can then be used as gifts, party favors, or place settings.

Materials

  • Gravel
  • Tea cups
  • Miniature topiaries
  • Potting soil
  • Moss

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Put a thin layer of gravel in each cup. Plant topiaries in potting soil, and cover the dirt's surface with moss.

  2. Step 2

    Place near a window, and water when dry. After a week or so, transplant to a pot with a drainage hole.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, February 1997

Reviews (4)

  • Steffy Watson 8 Nov, 2012

    This tree cup is awesome for table centerpieces.

  • ctmrichard 23 Mar, 2011

    IKEA has cute little myrtles for $25 right now!

  • dmcdesign 22 Jun, 2009

    Where can I find the Myrtle Trees? I've never seen anything like them at my local nurseries.

  • 1Toffy 3 Apr, 2008

    These would make great centerpieces for a Wedding Reception, or a Grand Tea Party.