The earliest record of people drinking tea is dated in the 10th century BC in China, although, since there are so many interesting myths and legends about how this wonderfully aromatic elixir came about, its true origin is tough to pinpoint. To me, tea has always been relaxing in a way that coffee just isn’t – people drink coffee to get that kick start in the mornings so that they can go go go, whereas tea has more of a calming and soothing effect. Regardless of whether you prefer tea, coffee, or both, though, there’s no denying how beautifully decorated some teacups can be, and as soon as I see an everyday object like that, my mind immediately starts spinning with ideas on how to repurpose it and integrate it in my home. Plus, if you have any chipped teacups that you simply can’t bear to part with, here’s your chance to make something of them!
You may as well start rounding up your friends, because once you’ve made yourself these teacup cake and cupcake stands, you’ll want to invite everyone over for some high tea! Your yummy snacks will look absolutely perfect when served on your newest tea-themed creations.
Flying Flower Teacups
With some clever placement of a strong piece of wire cable and some fake flowers, you can make this gorgeous decorative piece that’ll look lovely on a mantelpiece or as a centerpiece. I just love the floating illusion that make it look as if the flowers are spilling out.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – DIYEnthusiasts
This is, without a doubt, one of the cutest and most creative teacup uses I’ve ever seen! All you need to do is drill a hole through the bottom of the cup so that your curtains can slip through comfortably. It’s such a small touch, but it certainly doesn’t go unnoticed.
I quite like making your own candles because it’s such a clever way to use old candles and crayons … and teacups, it seems. On the whole, the project is a very simple one, yet it comes out looking so gorgeously elegant! These would make perfect gifts, too.
A decorative sconce serves as a fantastic starting point, much like the chandelier of the previous project. Instead of light bulbs, though, this time your cups can hold herbs, flowers or other plants that can be beautifully displayed either inside or outside on the porch.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – IntelligentDomestications
You may have seen something like this for sale before, and I’m sure you noted the high price tag that came along with it, so here’s your chance to make a budget-friendly version of your own. Get creative with the arranging and painting so that your unique lamp stand really stands out.
So I’ve seen teacup lamp stands before, but never before have I seen—or even considered—teacup string lights, and I must say, I’m blown away! Imagine having these illuminating, decorative cups wrapped around a wall or pipe in your home. Superbly innovative!
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – LuziaPimpinella
If you love to hear the joyful sound of birds chirping in your garden then maybe all you need is a way to feed them in style. These teacup birdfeeder ideas are so cute and so easy to make; just think how much it’ll brighten up the outdoors!
If you’re going to be feeding the birds then you may as well give them somewhere to bathe as well, so you why not continue with your outdoor tea theme and build an interesting bird bath? Not only does it serve a function, but it really is an interesting standout piece. You can also make this using terra cotta pots.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Morena’sCorner
Wouldn’t this just look perfect on your vanity? It’s a clever and special way to keep your makeup (and perhaps some jewelry) neatly organized in a special holder. That glass knob on top really finishes it all off so well – it just gives it that little bit of glamor.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – DesignsByStudioC
Not only can you house your makeup in a teacup stand, but you can also display your jewelry in a creative way. You can use the vintage teacups as they are, or pick up some cheap, plain cups from the dollar store and paint the whole thing in a bold color.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – ElBrooklynTaco
I am so in love with these teacup pendant lights that I’ve already planned on where in the kitchen I want them to hang! You can hang a few of them individually, or you could cluster a few together to make one statement light. Gorgeous!
I can’t really think of anything better than combining my two favorite beverages in the world: tea and wine. These teacup wine glasses certainly are unique and they look so chic, and it’s actually a clever way to put your broken wine glasses to good use. The best version, in my opinion, is the real vintage teacups perched atop clear glass stems.