Decorative Tissue Paper Tea Cups

We are starting to get a little glimpse of spring here in Japan. The cherry blossom trees are in full bloom and they look so magical while you walk through the park. In celebration of spring I want to share this easy DIY that involves two of my favorite things.. tea cups and tissue paper!

Here’s a fun story on how I fell in love with tea cups and crafting. Six years ago I attended a craft event in southern California, this event was open to anyone and it was around the time we had just moved so I was I new in town and didn’t know anyone… so I went solo to this event. As soon as I walked in I was magically transported into a world of gorgeous table settings, tea cups, fresh flowers, swag bags, crafting goodies and so much more! It was one of the most beautiful events I’ve attended and I met some pretty amazing and talented ladies there, that are now good friends of mine. We laughed, craft, and had tea all day, something I will always cherish. We all had different sets of tea cup and these tea cups were so beautiful from the design to their vibrant colors and golden details.. let’s just say I was in tea time heaven. From that day on I wanted to start collecting tea cups of my own, the experience was priceless and till this day I haven’t attended anything remotely close to the Creative Tea Time event.


These may not be your drinking tea cups but you can use them as pretty herb and flower planters… just in time for spring!

Supplies Needed:
Tissue paper
1. Selec your desired tissue paper then tear off small pieces. (Tip: tear off a larger piece of tissue paper and work around that piece as a guide for your other smaller pieces).
2. With the brush start applying ModPodge on mug and place tissue paper pieces on it.
3. Paint a final layer of ModPodge over the top. Let dry and that’s it!

I hope you get the chance to make this super easy spring DIY!



Today some of my friends are also sharing their beautiful and inspiring spring DIY & Craft ideas! Head over to see what they have in store…

DIY Moss Letters at The Happy Housie
DIY Spring Floral Bird’s Nest Centrepiece at Duke Manor Farm
Spring Botanical Gallery Wall Printabls at Bless’er House
Easy Painted Planters at Place of My Taste

Spring Floral Arrangement at Town & Country Living
DIY Spring Plate Charger and Candle Ring at Zevy Joy
DIY Wood Bunny Napkin Rings at The House of Wood
Crepe Paper Tulip Surprise at Craftberry Bush
5 Minute Simple Spring Ribbon Project at Shabbyfufu

Decorative Tissue Paper Tea Cups at Paint Me Pink
$1 Bandana Easter Basket Liner at Heathered Nest
How to Make Giant Paper Flowers at Newly Woodwards
DIY Thrifted Garland Makeover at Amber Tysl



  • Jen Woodhouse
    February 20, 2018

    So pretty, Norma! Amazing how just a little bit of tissue paper totally transforms those sweet teacups! Happy Spring!

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    • paintmepink
      Jen Woodhouse
      February 20, 2018

      Thank you so much Jen! Oh the possibilities with tissue paper and ModPodge hehe Have a wonderful week Jen 🙂

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  • Kim
    February 20, 2018

    So cute. I love the little touch of pattern with the tissue paper.

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    • paintmepink
      February 20, 2018

      Thank you so much Kim! Can you believe I found that darling tissue paper at our local dollar store, I couldn’t pass it up hehe 🙂

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  • Krista
    February 22, 2018

    Oh, I bet it will be such a lovely spring, there! I love this idea Norma – so sweet and pretty! Thanks so much for joining in on this hop!

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