Crafting With Teacups: {Projects & Ideas}

Chances are you have a few mismatched teacups tucked away in a cupboard or you come across some lovely pieces on sale at yard sales and auctions (for cheap!). What to do with them? Here are a bunch of lovely ideas you can try, some have been previously featured on Tipnut and included here for one handy project sheet. I’ll be adding more projects to this list as I find them, enjoy!

Wineglasses: These are made by snapping off the stems of wineglasses (first scoring them with a glass cutter) then gluing them to the bottoms of teacups (see slide #10 on page).

Candles: Old candles are melted down then the wax is poured into teacups that have first had a wick set in place.

Bird Feeder: Turn an old teacup, saucer, and copper tubing into a pretty birdfeeder for your garden with this creative project (scroll towards bottom of page).

DIY Cake Topper: Make a cake extra special with this easy project, made with fresh flowers, floral foam, colored paper & paper embellishments.

DIY Lamp: You’ll need 1 medium, 1 small and 1 extra small teacup along with saucers, a teapot and a lamp kit for this project (assembled lamp is painted so they don’t need to match).

Pincushion: A simple project made fancy with buttons, ribbon, a bit of fabric and satin-wired ribbon.

DIY Centerpiece & Favors: Make charming mini-vases labeled with paper name flags. If you want them all the same color, you can spray paint them first.

DIY Clock: The back is just painted particle board and then assorted sets of teacups are attached with Gorilla Glue Epoxy.

Painted Teacups: Here’s how to turn ordinary white cups into works of art using a porcelain marker and paint.

Crafty Cake Stand: The sample is three tiers but you can make it larger or smaller if you like. You’ll need a plate + 1 for each teacup you use.

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What Readers Are Saying: 2 Comments
  1. Darlene Ashe says:

    I love this site. this weekend I will be making myself a fun headband to wear to a party. I have been looking for the right idea for a headboard for my bedroom. The painted canvas ideas for non-crafters is just what I have been looking for. Thanks. Darlene

  2. Stephanie says:

    Martha Stewart gave a neat trick a few years ago to make ugly wire tomato plant trellises more attractive. After planting tomato and securing wire trellis so that the spiked ends point upwards,gather the four prongs together and put a pretty teacup on top. Hides the ugly prongs and looks festive!

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