Being an aunt is one of the biggest joys in my life. I became an aunt seven years ago when my first nephew was born, and thanks to my sister I’ve added a niece, and two more nephews to my auntie love tank. As much as I love my nephews, there is something so fun about having a niece. Probably because I get to buy her the cutest clothes and spoil her with all the things I loved about being a little girl. My niece, Bri, is spunky and one of a kind. She definitely has her own personality and is shaping up to be a strong, opinionated, girly girl. Cat has also found auntie love in Nicole’s two beautiful girls, Alex and Ryan. Cat talked some about Nicole in our staycation post here. Ryan is a lot like Bri in her spunky, opinionated nature. Alex is a sweet, kind hearted girl who melts anyone’s heart at first meeting.
Cat and I are always sharing good gift ideas to buy these three when birthdays and holidays roll around. When walking around St. Vinnie’s one Saturday, you can read more about that here, the idea of an awesome handmade gift for these kiddos came to me when I saw an entire aisle of teacups. Bri, Alex and Ryan have all been known to love a good dress up party. As any girl knows, a dress up party is not complete without tea and snacks, so painted teacups seemed like the perfect addition to fulfilling their dress up party dreams. The teacups can be found on the cheap at any thrift store, and most craft stores have coupons you can use for the craft paint. We went with Martha Stewart for our craft paints. Make sure to buy the paint that’s safe for eating and drinking and can be put in dishwasher.
Things to remember ||
1. Clean your glassware with alcohol swabs before painting.
2. Use Pinterest to look up funky designs you can easily recreate.
3. Once painted, the Martha Stewart Craft Paint stated to let the dishes curate for 21 days before putting in the dishwasher.