Upcycled Teacup Fun!
I LOVE teacups and dishes. It's so hard for me to walk away from them in the thrift store--even in incomplete sets! I always think of gifts, tea for one, or crafting projects! The good news is that you don't have to feel guilty about a teacup purchase if it was only 99 cents at a thrift store. They make an adorable gift and you can feel great about recycling something that would otherwise end up collecting dust on a shelf somewhere...
The picture above is a gift for a friend that I made, and the first idea for vintage or upycled teacups in my blog today, which features ideas from other blogs or websites that I discovered!
As you can see, I made a Teacup Planter ( shown above). The delicate little yellow rose teacup and matching saucer was a 1.49 at a local thrift store, and I potted a baby Petunia that was a cutting from a larger plant. I have many babies going from parent plants in my house for just such occasions! Read on to discover some other ideas for vintage china that are not only creative for the tea fanatic but just plain cute for anyone!
Teacup Bird Feeder
How darling! Check the tutorial here from www.IntimateWeddings.com
Upcycled Teacup and Teapot Lamp
I'd love to try this. How cute for a kitchen, library, or den. Instructions here from www.CopyCatCrafts.com.
Cupcake in a Teacup Pincushion
Oh dear...how CUTE! What a nice gift for a seamstress. My mind starts to wander as to what else you could stick in there...and what about a real cupcake with a candle for the tealover? Maybe something special like a bergamot cupcake...oh yes....
Upcycled Teacup Candle
These are so precious. I'm not one for candlemaking, but I have an idea on how I could actually do this craft with pre-made candles melted down, using the same base and wick. I will update you...going to try it soon!
OTHER IDEAS NOT PICTURED HERE:
-Teacup and saucer as a jewelry container for rings or small earrings
-Broken or smashed china and teacups for use in mosaic art
-Teacup as a candy dish (nice gift--fill with Bergamot French candy?)
-Chandeliers and even bracelet bangles (anyone ever try that? I'd like to know how!)
--Fill with coffee beans and stick decorative pens or pencils for the coffee lover's desk at work!
Have other ideas? I’d love to hear them—leave a comment!