» reuse: vintage teacups «
As I mentioned in my last post, there’s a ton of different ways to reuse vintage teacups. You may already have a cup or two laying around, but if not, you can find them cheaply at most thrift stores. Depending on your style, a lot of these teacup DIYs might not be for you but there’s bound to be a few ideas that spark an interest.
Here are some of my favorites teacup reuses:
- Vintage DIY candles on Hello Gorgeous
- Teacup succulent garden on Epheriell Designs / Teacup Planter on SweetHome / or you can do a FAKE planter like these “terrariums” on freshlyblended
- Jewelry storage from Martha Stewart
- Hanging lights from Domestic Construction (via papernstitch - who was at Alt, too, apparently!)
- Teacup pincushion (there are a ton out there - here’s another)
- Bangles by Lindsay Pemberton (not sure how easy it’d be to DIY these - what cuts porcelain?)
- I love these Urban Outfitters dessert stands (via the Funky Rooster) - I don’t think you can buy them anymore but here’s a good dessert stand DIY (or another cool record one)
Didn’t see something you liked on that list? Here are some round ups of teacup inspiration:
- Teacup DIY projects on Amanda Factor
- Teacup Crafts Roundup on luvinthemommyhood
- Creative uses for old china teacups
- 20 Creative and Cool Teacup Inspired Designs and Products
- What to do with a vintage teacup?
I’ve made candles before, following Martha’s directions. They turned out good but I had trouble getting rid of the well she mentions in step 3. They made a great gift for the women in my family a few years back.
Since I have some teacups left from the baby shower, I’ll have to pick a new project from the list or come up with a new DIY on my own.