People usually get their dose of caffeine in the morning from either a cup of coffee or a cup of tea. Whichever you prefer, it is without a doubt that tea delivers caffeine in a more toned down way. Apart from a good energy jolt, tea is also a good source of antioxidants. Since it’s delicious, soothing, and beneficial, it’s no wonder tea has been consumed for centuries now all over the world. Along with tea came the distinctive china dishes called teacups which are adorned with elaborate, elegant designs. Since teacups are porcelain, they can stain and easily break. Before throwing out your old teacups, know that there are many ways you can use them again for another purpose. Here are ten creative ways you can repurpose your old teacups so you can style up your home in a classy, elegant way.
- Succulent Planter
Here’s a chance for non-green thumbs out there to finally grow their own plant. Succulents are very easy to care for. They don’t die easily, they don’t need special attention, and they look stunning. Teacups provide a shallow soil place that is perfect for air plants like succulents. Place these succulent planters anywhere in your home for a well-needed touch of green.
- Cake Stand
A teacup and a bunch of different sized plates can make a gorgeous tiered cupcake stand that will definitely be the center of attention of your next tea party. A single teacup and a single plate, on the other hand, can make a simple yet elegant cake stand.
Make sewing more fun by turning an old teacup into a very practical pincushion. Since the pins are safely secured within the cup, you can keep the pincushion on display to make pins and needles more accessible. The handle on the teacup makes transferring the pincushion from room to room easier as well.
- Tree Ornament
Spice up your Christmas tree next Christmas season and make it more whimsical by using old, vintage teacups as tree ornaments. Lightweight teacups are best used for this to prevent them from falling off the tree. Use teacups with big, eye-catching décor to make them truly stand out.
- Spilling Flower Teacup Décor
You can make a beautiful decorative piece that gives the illusion of flowers pouring out from a floating cup using some fake flowers, a teacup, and a strong piece of cable wire. Place it in any room to for a magical touch that visitors will surely adore.
- Bird Feeder
Help out your feathered friends by making a bird feeder out of an old teacup and saucer. This is especially useful during cold seasons when food sources are scarce. Not only will you be providing the birds with a source of food but you’re also adding a beautiful décor to your lawn.
- Jewelry Organizer
If you’re fond of jewelries, chances are, your jewelries are all messed up and disorganized or your jewelry box is running out of space. As a solution, you can put a couple of vintage teacups on your vanity or desk which you can then use as a storage area for your jewleries. Use the saucers as well for an elegant and artistic jewelry display.
- Curtain Tiebacks
For a very adorable and practical use for old teacups, simply drill a hole through the bottom of the cup and use it as a curtain tieback. Use a teacup that complements the colour of the curtains for a subtle yet eye-catching design.
Vintage teacup candles are both beautiful and efficient. Having the candle within the cup keeps it from toppling over and catching fire. To make the vintage teacup candle, you’ll need little more than wax and candle wick.
- Pendant Light
Teacup pendant lights make a really unique and stunning light source for any room in your house. You can either hang the pendant lights individually to highlight certain areas, or you can hang them up in clusters to make a single, statement light.