DIY Quirky Teacup Succulent Planters - @SuzyHomemakerUK #TeacupSucculent #SucculentPlanter #WaterslideDecals #TheGraphicsFairy

Unless you’ve been living under a rock (or you’re new here, in which case WELCOME!), you’ll know that I hang out on Instagram. A LOT!

To the uninitiated, it might seem a frivolous waste of time but through the sharing of squares, I’ve made some amazing Instabuddies. Many of whom have encouraged me enormously in my chosen path, especially when it comes to making my Halloween passion a year-round thing.

Some of those Instalovelies will even be reading this having become a much-appreciated member of Suzy’s Tribe.



This week, I reached a huge Instamilestone.

Fact – if you put “Insta” in front of any word, it immediately elevates it to Instaworthy status.


@SuzyHomemakerUK 2,000 followers on Instagram

I’ve only gone and exceeded 2,000 Instagram followers! How fab is THAT?! Thank you so much to everyone who’s dropped by and hit the magic follow button.

If you’re reading this and haven’t yet…

Well… you know what to do.


One of said Instabuds is one of my favrouite Home Décor feed Rupert Francis Interiors. I just love this account and often find myself inspired by its squares. Such was the way with one of my latest projects.

Rupert Francis interiors Fine China Beakers - @rupert.francis.interiors

Source: @rupert.francis.interiors

The moment I saw these fine china beakers, I just knew they were a Suzy upcycle waiting to happen. Obviously, my ickle teacup succulent planters aren’t anywhere near as beautiful as the originals and the Rupert Francis offerings are food safe, whereas mine…

Possibly not.

Hand Decorated Mystic Eye Cups @SuzyHomemakerUK

But I think you’ll agree they make bloody brilliant succulent planters!

I had some old crockery donated to me that was hanging around my office like a bad smell, so I was glad to finally do something with it. And this is what I came up with, using Laser Waterslide Decal Paper and images from The Graphics Fairy.

Hand Decorated Insect Cup and Saucer @SuzyHomemakerUK

I know what you’re thinking. These look really familiar, right? Even to those of you yet to discover the delights of Rupert Francis Interiors or my Instagram feed.

Yep! You guessed it. I used the same technique and images for these teacup succulent planters as I did to make this year’s Contemporary Easter Eggs.

Hand Decorated Mystic Eye Mug @SuzyHomemakerUK

I can hear you now… asking yourself, “which came first?”

The planters?

Or the egg.

Ha! Ha!


Hand Decorated Insect Cup and Saucer @SuzyHomemakerUK

What do you think? I love how these babies turned out. All they need now are some cute li’l succulents to live in them.

There are a few lurking around OneandSeventy, you may remember I planted some in painted terracotta planters. But they’re now so big, I think they might be a tad on the large side.

Hand Decorated Mystic Eye Tea Cup @SuzyHomemakerUK

Then again, I hear making succulents babies is really easy… even easier than bubba rabbits, so I might have to give it a go.

Move over Easter Bunny, your time is up.

A hui hou,

With love from @SuzyHomemakerUK



DIY Quirky Teacup Succulent Planters - @SuzyHomemakerUK #TeacupSucculent #SucculentPlanter #WaterslideDecals #TheGraphicsFairy

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