15 Ways to Bring New Life to Vintage Teacups

Vintage teacups are one of those things I always check for when I stop by the thrift store. Whether perfect condition, or they have a few chips, you can always find a good use for them! And they add the perfect touch of feminine to your home or garden. I’ve collected a some wonderful ways to bring life to your old vintage teacups:

1. Mini Planters

Especially cute with succulents! These make sweet additions to a work desk, or the perfect favor for a wedding or shower. Tip: Drill a hole in the bottom of the cup with a ceramic/glass drill bit to allow for good drainage. (Tutorial via Curbly)

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2. Hanging Bird Feeders

How sweet is this?! Your little guests will be dining in style! These are incredibly easy to make, just make sure you get the right kind of glue. (Tutorial via DIY Inspired)

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3. Stacked Teacup Lamp

Get out that drill and make, yes that’s right, a lamp out of teacups! A perfect way to display your favorite vintage cups, saucers, maybe even throw a teapot in the mix! (Tutorial via Feathering My Nest)

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4. Candle Stand

No drilling or gluing required for this one! Just turn a teacup upside down, set the saucer on top–right side up, topped off with a pillar candle. These would be great party or wedding centerpieces, or for displaying around the house. (Picture via Etsy)

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5. Floral Centerpieces

Think outside the vase! The possibilities of flowers + vintage teacup are endless. Beautiful for wedding or shower centerpieces–could even be used as place card holders and favors! (Picture via Style Me Pretty)

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6. Teacup Pendant Lights

Let’s all say it together now, “I wish I’d thought of that!” (Tutorial via Flamingo Toes)

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7. Fairy Gardens

These look like so much fun to make! How can you look at these and not smile?! (Tutorial at Camp Makery)

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8. Cupcake Favors

What a sweet idea! Grab a few vintage teacups at your local thrift store and set them out with cupcakes for a bridal shower or birthday party. (Picture via Weddingomania)

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9. Teacup Escort Cards

If this isn’t the cutest escort card display I’ve ever seen… (Picture via Emmaline Bride)

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10. Teacup Candles

Candles are so expensive. So go make your own! Secret: it’s actually really easy! (Tutorial via Hey Gorgeous)

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11. Pincushions

Make adorable little teacup pincushions. Yes, this is a thing! And I love it! (Picture via Thrifty Home)

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This is GENIUS. (Tutorial via Sadie Seasongoods)

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11. Curtain Tiebacks

One of the more creative teacup projects I’ve found. I would never have thought of this! (Tutorial via Better Homes and Gardens)

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12. Vintage Teacup Display

Do an under-the-cabinet or under-the-shelf display if you have some vintage teacups that you don’t want to glue or drill! (Picture via Apartment Therapy.)

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13. Makeup Organizer

This little makeup organizer can hold all your essentials at the bathroom mirror. This would be SO cute with some feminine vintage teacups, plates and saucers. (Tutorial by Designs by Studio C)

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14. Pastry Stand

I’ve made these, and it’s really easy if you have the right drill bit! (Tutorial by DIY Craft Pro)

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15. Have an Actual Tea Party!

Tea parties will always be in style. Wonderful for a bridal shower, baby shower, or just your afternoon tea :)  (Picture via Love and Lavender)

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By | 2017-03-29T21:07:05+00:00 January 1st, 2017|DIY|

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Hi, I’m Laura. I'm here to help aspiring Graphic Designers, Artists, Hand Letterers, and Ladypreneurs reach, and exceed, their potential. Graphic Designer at Laura Bingham Creative, Chief Design Officer of my non-profit organization Colorado Veterans Project, Owner & Designer at Warrior Mettle Apparel, and Hand-Lettering Artist at By Laura Bingham. Lover of paper, adventures, and embracing life.