Pretty table decorations made from cups, sauces and silk flowers. Mix up some plaster, pour into cups and before it sets push in some pretty silk flowers. The clients loved it and they are so pretty :)
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We recently made some pretty table decorations from old cups and saucers. Glue cups to saucers (they don't have to match).

Mix up some plaster, pour into cups and before it sets push in some pretty silk flowers.

The clients loved it and they are so pretty :)

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Helen 10th Apr 2023 Lifestyle Coordinator
I would use Plaster of Paris. You can buy it at Bunnings, a 2.5kg bag is quite cheap.
Heidi 9th Mar 2023
What kind of plaster did you use ? Love this idea for our mothers day tea in may
Susan 11th Mar 2023 Activity Director
Hi everyone
I do not know what kind of plaster to use, but I am hoping one of your great members will help Heidi out
Susan 2nd Aug 2020 Activity Director
Hi Lori
Thank you for your input
Lori D 2nd Aug 2020 LNHA
We made these for our annual "Mothers Day Tea" The ladies are able to invite two quests each for the Tea. Each place setting had a cup and saucer arrangement with a thank you for attending the event that the residents and their guests were able to take with them as a keepsake. We also used all shapes and sizes of Tea Pots and filled with flowers like the cups and they were used as centerpieces on the tables.
Regina 10th Oct 2019 Life Enrichment Coordinator
My residents did this activity. They loved how they turned out. Our residents and staff thought they were beautiful. I used hot glue to attach the cup to the saucer. I went shopping at the antique malls to find my matching cups and saucers. That was alot of fun for me.
Talita 14th Oct 2019
Thanks so much for your feedback Regina!
Lynn 10th Aug 2019
Good ideas

jo 9th Aug 2019
what type of glue is used to securely hold cup & saucer?
Anglicare - Karen 4th Aug 2016 Lifestyle Lead
Thanks for the Idea. We have a seniors week high tea coming up and we actually got our social group to create some centrepieces themselves, they look lovely.
Talita 4th Aug 2016
They look beautiful Karen! Thank you for sharing a photo!
Kylie 2nd Sep 2015 leisure and lifestyle officer
I did this, but we planted succulents in the cups.
Vicky 11th Mar 2015
What a great activity, I'm going to start organise this for a craft sessions.
Sharon 6th Mar 2015
just made this with my residents and they loved it,had lots of fun!
Domenica 22nd Apr 2014 Lifestyle Coordinator
Hi everyone i have done a beautiful high tea party for Mothers day with flowers in tea cups also empty small jars and have the residents decorate them with coloured strings or ribbon even with paper cup cake .Also pom poms hanging from the ceiling and garden areas.
Patricia 8th Feb 2014 Co Ordinator
Wonderful idea, thank you!
meredith 4th Sep 2013 Activity co ordinator
hi all, our residents made the cup and saucer table decorations to be used at our major fund -raiser, and we received so many comments of how pretty they looked. The ladies also had a lot of fun choosing their flowers placing them in the cups. I have used many ideas from golden carers... thank you so much . Meredith
lyn 27th May 2013 recreation therapist
Hi all, I was shown a cup and saucer activity out in the community by a lovely client, the same as you suggested Jean but for a pin cushion. Inserting a stainless steel scourer inside this stops the pins from rusting I was told. I have yet to give this a go with my lot where I work. Cheers team xx Lyn xx
talita 17th May 2013
Thanks Jean, wonderful idea!
debbie 17th May 2013 day centre coordinator
yes lovely idea,
we also used this idea and placed a piece of foam inside the cup wrapped in any decorative fabric to make a pin cushion. Then used any decorations such as beads, flowers, ribbions on the outside of the cup and saucer simply by using glue.

Great idea
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