The other day I was at a little boutique in LA and saw these amazing Seletti tea cups shown below.
I was about to buy a whole bunch of them and then I looked at the price tag. $30 per cup! I nearly had a heart attach. Outrageous! I was not going to stand for this kind of cuteness at such a crazy price. The wheels in my DIY Diva brain started to turn and I said, “Duh, I can do this myself. See ya lata suckas.”
I found the perfect cups with great dainty handles while on vacation in NYC!
For projects like this, always start at restaurant supply stores! They have cheap standard cups that are perfect for some embellishment work! I got my cups at Bari restaurant and pizza equipment in Nolita in NYC for $2.50! I was ready to make my glam tea cups a reality.
Now, ladies, this project is super easy and your glam tea cups will look amazing. All you need to do is get some porcelaine and or glass paint from Blick Art Supply in a set of colors that you really like. I went for pink, blue and yellow but play around with the colors and see what speaks to you!
Take your cups and simply paint the handles and then bake them in the oven at 300 Degrees for 35 minutes. They will be dishwasher safe after you bake them and ready for use!
I just love these glam tea cups. They are also sooooo on your budget! Instead of $30 a cup they are $3 a cup with paint included! Now, that is what I call a DIY Diva! These glam tea cups make for a great birthday present, house warming gift or personal home decor!