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5 Ideas For Reusing Old Teacups and Mugs

Give your old drinkware a new lease on life

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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



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



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


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



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.

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Convert an incomplete set into a useful organizer



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!

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