I was in the Dollar Tree and came across some plastic bowls and plates that I thought we could get creative with. After looking at this bowl and plate I realized we can easily turn them into a fun teacup and saucer. The size of this tea cup would make a fun and unique little planter.

The supplies that I’ll be using are:

1. One plastic bowl and plate from the Dollar Tree

2. Rice paper from European Excellency ( optional)

3. Hot glue

4. Clear Gorilla glue

5. Heirloom White spray paint by Rust-oleum

6. Heat gun

7. One plastic hanger

8. Wire cutters

9. Mod podge

10. Antique Gold Rub’n Buff

11. Drill and drill bit

12. Paint brush

13. Polyurethane spray

The first step is to cut the top of the hanger off as shown in photo above.

You’ll want to use the heat gun to heat the ends of the hanger. This will allow you to form the ends of the hanger onto the bowl.

Once you get the hanger to fit the shape of the bowl you’ll then glue it in place.

Add some Gorilla glue and then add some hot glue.

Once you have the handle glued in place you can then drill some drainage holes into the bowl. You can skip this step if won’t be adding any real plants.

The next step is to cover both the plate and bowl with the Heirloom White spray paint.

This will take a few coats with drying time in between.

Once the spray paint is dry you can then add the rice paper. You’ll want to put some of the Mod Podge onto the bowl and then add the rice paper.

Be sure to add more Mod Podge over the rice paper.

You can find the rice paper that I used on European Excellency. You can find my referral link down below and be sure to use code Barb for a 10% discount.


Once the Mod Podge was dry you can then give the bowl and the plate a coat of a Polyurethane spray.

The last step is to add the Antique Gold Rub’n Buff.

I added the Rub’n Buff to the handle, rim of the cup and the edge of the plate.

You can add real flowers or fake flowers to this tea cup planter. This was very easy to make and I hope you’ll give it a try.