No Thanks
Keep In Touch With

Sign up and we'll send inspiration straight to you.

Martha Stewart takes your privacy seriously. To learn more, please read our Privacy Policy.


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.


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


  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.

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.