When browsing a thrift store or a flea market, I find myself eyeing the vintage teacups. Since I lack cabinet space and drink hot tea infrequently, I went looking for fun DIY projects to break these beauties from the cupboard and put them on display. Whether you have family hand-me-downs or just love the hunt of the flea market, vintage teacups lend themselves to many uses around the home and garden. Here are a few:
1 & 2. You can always count on Martha Stewart to have some crafty projects, whatever the medium. These teacup candles are so charming! They would make a great housewarming or hostess gift. Save the especially delicate or sentimental teacups to use as jewelry storage. Pretty and prevents tangles!
3. Cacti and succulents get the tea treatment over at Sweet Home. Renee uses her flea market find as a cute planter to grace her window sill.
4. Tea time has gone to the birds with this adorable bird feeder featured on Intimate Weddings. What a great idea for a garden party!
5.This teacup lamp from Design*Sponge requires a bit more work, but look at the results! Similar lamps are retailing for nearly $200. If you want a more monochromatic look, spray paint all the pieces to match before assembly.
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