Monday, January 30

CRAFT | Valentine's Day Teacups & Saucers

How cute are these Valentine's Day teacups filled with jellybeans?

Want the scoop on these super sweet teacup and saucer sets?
Create them yourself using nothing but a Sharpie(s) and get to writing your favorite sentiments...

I got a little creative and created a heart by playing off of the handle of the teacup.

Items to note...
• Use a little bit of rubbing alcohol and you can instantly remove the marker.
• I picked up my teacups and saucers from HomeGoods.
• with Love book seen in some of the photos can be purchased from Compendium

• Quotes I used:
- "I have loved you for a thousand years" from Christina Perri's song "A Thousand Years"
- "Love reasons without reason" - Shakespeare
- "Find the one who makes your heart smile" - Proverb (taken from the with LOVE book mentioned above)

This is just one of the reasons I love Pinterest so very much.
I came across this idea from a pin by Rhonna Farrer...
who was inspired by Curbside Nation! 

see how Pinterest passes on inspiration...


Kelly (Seaux Southern) January 30, 2012 at 1:59 PM  

Oh this is so cute! Love the quotes!

Ann On and On... January 30, 2012 at 10:05 PM  

What a fun..creative idea! Simple cuteness!

Celeste February 2, 2012 at 12:36 PM  

I love this idea! So simple but so cute. This would make a great gift all year long!

Amber Rules February 7, 2012 at 8:35 PM  

Does the Sharpie come off in the dishwasher, though? Would there be any clever way to seal this onto the ceramic? I love the idea but know for a fact if I can't put it in the dishwasher, it will never get used in our house!

jess @ pen n' paperflowers February 8, 2012 at 7:07 AM  

I'm thrilled everyone is loving the sharpie idea...

To answer Amber's question about whether or not the Sharpie will come off in the dishwasher - I'm not certain. I haven't tried it. This project is meant for aesthetic purposes. The intent is to remove existing designs with rubbing alcohol and update them for the next upcoming holiday.

Now there are paint pens you can find in craft stores that will become permanent if you "seal" them onto your item by baking them in the oven afterwards. (You'd just need to make sure the item you have decorated is oven-proof).

I hope that helps. If anyone has any other questions...just let me know!!

tea cozy June 5, 2012 at 5:14 AM  

This is so cute! Love this idea!

Jessica Kirkland June 5, 2012 at 7:07 AM  

I'm thrilled you love them "Tea Cozy"...glad to have you here!

Anonymous,  January 11, 2013 at 7:11 PM  

@ Amber: The Sharpie does come off in the dishwasher. I'd highly recommend getting the specialized pens that are actually permanent. And those can go thru the problem

Jessica Kirkland January 14, 2013 at 10:45 PM  

Hi Amber!!

Thanks for the recommendation for those who'd like to make their designs permanent.

Another technique to look into is baking your oven-safe items to create a permanent design. From what I've read it takes about 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Here's a link to try for more information:

I have not tried it personally but it sounds simple enough?? If you try it, let me know!

Doreen January 24, 2013 at 2:24 PM  

Hi Jess,
I'm visiting from The Night Owl, and so glad to find your creative inspiration. Cute teacups. love that you can update them for other occasions. Now following you. Hope you can come over for a visit and a (virtual) cup of freshly brewed coffee. I can be found at


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Jessica Kirkland January 15, 2015 at 6:46 PM  

Well thank you Southern Lady! I do hope you'll try it!!

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