New ImageCarol&RandiLighterPic3by Carol and Randi,

The Frugirls




Proms, graduations, showers and weddings, we are approaching a time of the year full of celebrations and entertaining. The cost of decorations can really add up fast, but we have several super easy DIY (do it yourself) projects that anyone can create.

Teacup Flower Centerpieces are elegant and beautiful. Using vintage fine china that was purchased special for our bride-to-be, it only seemed more special to use the teacups, saucers and sugar bowl for the bridal shower table centerpieces. They were a frug-elegant find for sure at the Alameda Antique Faire!


Keep in mind, if you are creating centerpieces like this, you don’t have to buy a full set. Going into your local thrift stores, you can find many teacups, saucers and sugar bowls. An eclectic mix of mismatched vintage teacups would look fantastic and keep the budget low. Another option is shopping at your local discount stores and buying a pretty, non-vintage set. Looking online, we found some beautiful options at reasonable prices too.


     This is how we created our teacup flower centerpieces:

Step 1: Spray paint baby’s breath gold & let dry.

Step 2: Cut a piece of green floral foam for each teacup

Step 3: Poke a hole into the foam where you want to place your stem. A pencil works well for poking the holes.

Step 4: Trim flowers, at an angle, to the height as you insert them into floral foam.


New Image 2  Add a little water to each. If you are traveling with your centerpieces to another location, add a little water to moisten and fill later.  We found using a water bottle worked well.


Come see our bridal shower post with other frug-elegant wedding and shower decor projects on our blog at . We love to make our celebrations look fabulous without costing us a small fortune.