DIY: Reuse Vintage China
If you are like me then you can’t resist some pretty vintage china. I love the fine bone china, and if it has a gold rim then I can’t leave it behind! You can find really nice pieces in charity shops, antique shops, auctions and car boot sales. I always find a good use and use a lot of the teacups and saucers, but sometimes I find that the bowls and jugs I don’t seem to use as often. I still keep them, but I feel sad when they are so pretty but are no use. Not being the best gardener or having any knowledge about flowers and how to look after them, Cactuses seem like the easiest one to mind as they don’t need much love and attention. So here is my latest DIY tutorial for you to try. They would make lovely gifts and are easy to personalise
- Vintage China (sugar bowls, jugs, teacups, teapots)
- Pencil and Pen
- Colouring pencils
- Select your vintage china you wish to use and draw a little illustration to add to your piece. Draw your illustration in pencil first and when your happy outline it in black pen.
3. After you have cut around your illustration turn it to the back and place a skewer in the middle of the back of your drawing. Using sellotape secure the screwer in place.
4.Place some compost in your bowl and create a well in the centre to insert your cactus.
5. Be CAREFUL and remove the cactus out of its container and place in the well you have made in your bowl and secure in place, add extra compost and pat the cactus into place.
6. Add in your illustration and clean up around your bowl and your done