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
Recommended Videos

Latest Stories

Maggie Wilson's Casa Consunji Will Make Your Tropical Dream Home Possible

The store boasts of modern signature pieces made from natural elements.

5 Steps to Starting Your Own Organic Container Garden of Herbs and Vegetables

You don't need a green thumb to grow your own veggies and herbs at home.

7 Ideas to Make Your Small Bathroom Look Big

It's important to be smart about how you decorate and organize.

5 Reasons Child-Sized Furniture Is a Worthy Investment for Your Home

For one, smaller furniture is much safer for young kids to use.

7 Stores to Shop for Kids and Child-Sized Furniture (Beds, Chairs and Tables, and More)

Let your child's personality shine by choosing unique pieces for her room!

The Favorite Furniture Stores of Manila's Most Discerning

If luxe and exceedingly stylish furniture is what you're after, check this list out.

Porcelain vs Ceramic for Bathroom Tiles: Here's How and What to Choose

Should you go for porcelain tiles or ceramic tiles? A licensed interior designer gives her advice

10 Cute Pots for Your Plant Babies

Give your little green friends the home they deserve!

Andi Manzano Offers a Peek at Her Line of Child-Sized Furniture (Available in October!)

The actress collaborated with a home store that specializes in furniture for babies and kids.

Where to Find Wall Stickers for Your Child's Bedroom (No Need for a New Paint Job!)

You can get wall stickers in lots of unique colors and designs.

'Walang Trabahong Pang-Forever': 5 Lessons on Investing from Dimples Romana

Dimples and her husband have been investing in real estate properties since 16 years ago when they got married.

Take Note: Here's How Often You Should Wash Your Bed Sheets

There's a recommended general rule of thumb you should remember.
Load More Stories

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