Easy Mini Tea Cup Trees

I usually start small when I get into the Christmas decorating thing and then I move onto the bigger projects as I get more into it. Slowly, so I can really enjoy what I’m doing.

I’ve made a promise to myself to keep things simple, and I intend to keep that promise.

How to make vintage mini teacup Christmas tree

So, this year I’m looking to existing stashes for simple projects.


Like my small collection of mini tea cups.

I used to have many more, but some ended up in garden plate flowers that I’ve sold over the years.



It’s so much fun to go through my Christmas stashes each season because I’m often surprised by what I forgot I had. I donated three large boxes of newer type decorations a few weeks ago and still have a lot of great stuff left to decorate with.

Like this mixed bag of bottle brush trees that I thrifted for $1 a few years ago. Perfect for some mini tea cup trees.



And just like that I have my own little Christmas tree cup forest.

They’re not even glued in. They just sit nicely in the cups. Easy peasy!



The trees don’t have to be perfect.

Real trees aren’t perfect, so why would fake trees have to be.



They don’t even have to be decorated.


repurposed tea cup trees

Often beauty is in simplicity.

Especially for this over-thinker. I find the whole keeping it simple thing very relaxing. I’m going to try to under-think things this year. lol.

No Christmas stress allowed. How about you?


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How to make vintage mini teacup Christmas tree


Thanks so much for reading, and until next time…

keep on keepin’ on!



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  1. Very sweet! Those cups are beautiful. I used to have a rather large collection of tea cups, but got rid of them over the years. Sometimes I`m sorry I did. But we can`t keep everything, can we?! Dona

    1. I know exactly what you’re saying Dona. We definitely can’t keep everything. I occasionally regret getting rid of things too. Sometimes after years of keeping something in a box or closet I get an idea for it as soon as it’s gone. Such is life. lol.

  2. In my opinion you are the”queen of craft”. I have thoroughly enjoyed making your crafts (as gifts). Keep that imaginative mind going!

    1. Thank you so much Annie! I’m so glad my projects have been an inspiration.

  3. Something you can just take apart after the holidays! Love it!!!

    1. Exactly Becky! I do love to take things apart and then use them again for something else.

  4. Love the simple uncomplicated idea & especially love keeping decorating easy. I’m of that mindset too. My decorating gets simpler every year! And I know what you mean about being surprised by what you have. I’m in the process of going through stuff & im accumulating lots for a yard sale next year. One of the things I need to tackle is Christmas decorations.

    1. It’s the same for me Florence. I’m all about just chilling and enjoying the season. I do love to craft and decorate some inside, but it’s all on a much simpler scale than it used to be. I’d love to come to that yard sale of yours. I’m sure you’ve got a lot of great stuff.

  5. I want to stay simple this year as well. Just wish I could stop myself from buying new Christmas decorations each year (my tastes keep changing!) Plus I love DIY decor so each year I come up with more and more ideas….arrgh! I have some of my own tea cup trees that I absolutely love, they’re pink! Yours are darling and I love how you didn’t glue them in so that you can change things up whenever you want. xoKathleen Charm Bracelet Diva {At Home}

    1. Thanks Kathleen! I love to keep whatever I can temporary so parts can easily be reused again. I just donated 3 large boxes of newer Christmas stuff and am only buying vintage because it’s really what I love. In the past my problem has been too many ideas and too little time, and I’d get stressed because I couldn’t do them all. Now I find it easier to pick and choose which projects to do, and I don’t stress it. I’m lucky I don’t live close to any large craft stores or I might be in trouble. lol.

  6. Super cute!! I have a few of these cups and never know what to do with them!

    1. Thanks Lauren! I hope you give it a try. It’s so easy to get such a pretty result.

  7. Those are just adorable Tuula. We heard Eastern Canada was in for snow. None here yet. Stay warm my friend!

    1. Hey Karen, I’m happy to say that the snow is pretty much gone… but it will be back before we know it. It’ll be nice for Christmas and then it can go away again. lol. I hope you’re doing well. 🙂

    1. Great minds think alike Cecilia. lol. I’ll look forward to seeing yours. Happy almost Thanksgiving to you. 🙂

  8. A great way to use teacups over the holidays. Thank you!

    1. Thanks Debra! And it’s so easy too.

  9. So adorable! They are perfect. I keep telling myself that I don’t want to over decorate this year but I know when I start going through the boxes that I will just have to put this or that out. I have two naughty kitties to deal with still so I have to think it through…..but not too much!

    1. Thanks AnnMarie! I know what you mean about the kitties. I scaled down my decorating a few years ago because of our Miss Pixie. Let’s just say she loves to play, and I do love her more than the banister garland I used to put up and the other things I used to do. I’m thankful she doesn’t bother with the trees. 🙂

  10. Hi Tuula, I’ll be featuring you sweet teacup trees at the Vintage Charm party Thursday!

    1. Thanks so much Cecilia!

  11. Hi Tuula! I’ve been going a little crazy filing up various receptacles with bottle brush trees myself, but I’m loving them in your cups and saucers–very sweet. Thanks for sharing your creative ideas with us at Vintage Charm 🙂

    1. Thanks Diana! You can never go wrong with bottle brush trees at Christmas time.

    1. Thanks very much Betsy!