Do you have a few old teacups hiding out in your house and you don’t know what to do with them?
Maybe you have some mis-matched pieces (or chipped ones) hiding out in your attic, basement or even hall closet. Instead of just throwing them away why not upcycle and give them new life as something completely different.
Even if you don’t have any old teacups lying around your house, don’t worry. You can usually find quite a number of them at local consignment shops or antique stores for relatively cheap prices. 😉
Upcycling Ideas for Old Teaware
Teacup Serving Tower
When you have mis-matching pieces of teaware they would make a great serving tower when combined together. The mixed designs on the teacups, saucers and plates would make for a very unique tower for whatever you decide to serve.
Wouldn’t it be great for your next tea party? Or maybe add a little class to your next BBQ and use it to serve a few appetizers?
Whatever you decide to serve on it, it will definitely make it a classy affair!
Check out the DIY instructions from Flamingotoes.com here.
Teacup Cake Plate
Although this one is very similar to the teacup serving tower mentioned above, it does deserve its very own section.
This cake plate is quite beautiful and definitely an elegant way to serve that delicious cake. It’s even super easy to craft yourself. Besides, isn’t an upside-down teacup just perfect for acting as a pedestal?
As a bonus the teacup cake plate is actually a universal piece to add to your collection. You can even use it to create a beautiful table centerpiece. We’ve seen people decorate it with a pillar candle and flowers. It’s gorgeous!
The point is, don’t limit your options because this piece would be well worth time invested in crafting it.
Check out the DIY instructions from ABeachCottage.com here.
Teacup candles are just super cute and easy to make. Plus, they make great gifts!
So take your mis-matched old teacups, wax flakes and some wicks and make yourself a few of these gorgeous candles. Maybe you can even go a little crazy and add your favorite scent. 😉
Besides, a teacup candle is a unique take on a mood-setter.
Check out the DIY instructions from Hey Gorgeous here.
Teacup Bird Feeders
Do you have an old cup and saucer you don’t use any more? Or perhaps you just came across a beautiful, but lonely, set while you were out antiquing? Either way, here’s a great idea to share with your feathered friends.
A teacup bird feeder is an awesome way to share your love of tea with your bird friends. 😉
There are many different designs for teacup bird feeders available, so why not experiment and make yours unique. The one we’re featuring just happens to be our favorite at the moment.
When you’re crafting your own bird feeder, just make sure all the pieces are secured together very well. Your bird friends may get a little upset with you if they lose all their yummy food when it fell to the ground. 😉
Check out the DIY instructions from MommyMoment.ca here.
Teacup Garden Planter
Add a little extra color to your space by using old teacups and saucers as a garden planter. A great idea for if you have a small space you want to add a little color to or maybe you just want to spruce up your desk at work.
Either way, this idea is adorable.
And it would make a great summer gift for your tea-loving girlfriends. OK, so you don’t have to love tea to love this miniature planter. 😉
Just be careful when you’re drilling your water drainage hole so you don’t crack the rest of the teacup. And make sure you always keep the saucer under the cup – you don’t want to ruin the finish of whatever you set your plant on!
Check out the DIY instructions from DIYNetwork.com here.
Do you have any other unique uses for old teaware? We’d love to hear about it (or even see pictures)! Share them on our Teapiphany Facebook Page.