I recently found a couple of small pitcher and saucer sets at the thrift store and knew exactly what I wanted to make with them. I'd seen a few floating cups with flowers cascading down to the saucers on the internet and thought using a pitcher would be a little different. After all, I can visualize flowers flowing from a pitcher more so than a cup. But either way, I think they are adorable.
To make, you will need:
Small pitcher and saucer
Faux flowers and heavy duty stem
E6000 or Loctite Stik'nSeal*
Needle nose wire cutters
First, cut a 6-8" thick stem from a faux flower using wire cutters. Bend wire into a L shape on each end. Place glue into the opening by the spout and allow it to get tacky before pressing the stem on it. With this set, I glued the stem into the spout of the pitcher first . . . and allowed it to dry overnight.
Then I added a dollop of glue onto the saucer, allowing it to get tacky . . .
and pressed the stem onto the saucer.
I used an inverted glass to support the pitcher while the glue dried overnight.
*You may want to use hot glue, but it has been my experience that hot glue does not have a permanent bond and can easily be pulled apart from glass.
Once dry, check the stability of the pitcher and saucer by adjusting the tilt of the pitcher by bending the stem slightly until all is balanced.
The pitcher "floats" without fear of falling.
Start gluing on the leaves first and then the flowers, arranging them like they are flowing out of the pitcher onto the saucer.
For the second set, I used Loctite's Stick'nSeal to see if it had a quicker hold. Both glues were about the same to me.
The drying times were the same for both sets - overnight.
Wouldn't these be lovely in the kitchen or sunroom?
Take a little time to enjoy