Array
Home Improvement

5 Ideas For Reusing Old Teacups and Mugs

Give your old drinkware a new lease on life

Shares
Photography: Pinterest

Don’t deny it: the back of your cupboard is probably crammed full of extra cups and mugs that you got as event giveaways or as gifts last Christmas. You may not reach for them when you want a cup of joe, but there’s no reason why you should hide them away and allow them to take up valuable storage space in your kitchen. Give them away or repurpose them into cute and functional holders as seen below:

Repurpose them into hanging displays



ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Drill holes in your mug or loop jute string (or macrame ties) through the handle to create a cute and easy hanging container that would look great in a teen’s study. Fill with low-maintenance indoor plants or a selection of vibrant pens to instantly add color to your space.

Keep one or two in the kitchen to grow herbs



ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Store-bought plants are great, but their dull plastic containers can be an eyesore. Transfer small ornamentals or herbs into old mugs (with holes drilled underneath) to give them more room to grow. These will look great on a kitchen counter or window sill—as long as you don’t mix it up with your coffee cup!

Turn pretty cups into candle holders


ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Teacups may be dainty, but they’re not that practical for daily use. Give pretty pieces a purpose by using it as a tea candle holder, or use it as a container for your own hand-poured candle. Check out Gody Wax Center at 1006 Recto Ave., Manila for candle-making supplies.

Create a whimsical centerpiece



ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Flower vases make for lovely focal points, but only if you have fresh flowers to put in it. For day-to-day use, a teacup or mug can hold a lovely diorama filled with small things like pendants, pebbles, or any miniature item your heart desires.

Convert an incomplete set into a useful organizer



ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Turn your extra mugs into a handy organizer with some scrap wood and DIY know-how. Use matching mugs for a minimalist look or a random selection for an eclectic vibe. These custom organizers will work great in a craft station or in the kitchen as a spice rack!

More on Realliving.com.ph

Shares

Latest Stories

This 28sqm Studio Unit in Bacolod is Perfect for Staycations

The design team created a compact yet inviting small home with a warmth that matches the vibe of the City of Smiles

7 Plants That Can Help You Keep Dengue Away

You need to do more than just plant them outside your home

Make Your Home Smell Like a Fancy Hotel for Less Than P700!

Shop for scented candles, room sprays, and more essentials while maintaining your budget

10 Things You Need to Clean to Avoid a Stinky Home

We tend to overlook how scent contributes to the first impression our house makes on guests �" or on us!

5 Organizing Ideas We Can Learn from this Family Home in San Juan

This home doesn't just have picture-perfect rooms. Let it inspire you to get organized.

Amoy Kulob at Mabaho? Here Are Ways to Keep Your Home Smelling Fresh

Because a beautiful house needs to smell good, too

Those School Buildings We Grew Up With Are Called Gabaldons

The President recently signed a law that mandates their conservation

These Are The Reasons Why You Have a Messy Home

Manage the clutter in your house with these tips from an interior designer

Which One is Best for Your Home: A Diffuser or A Humidifier?

Here is a quick guide between a diffuser and humidifier to help you decide which one is better for your space

6 Convincing Reasons Why It's Better to Rent Than Buy a Home

Paying monthly dues is less stressful compared to managing real estate taxes

9 Affordable Ways to Give Your Kitchen Cabinets a Makeover

Updating the look of your cabinets can greatly improve the overall ambiance of your kitchen

Is Your House Making You Sick?

Household pollutants may cause respiratory diseases and other health problems
Load More Stories

Get inspiring design ideas and handy hints.
Subscribe to our newsletter now!