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Oh! the things you can do with a teacup

This beautiful birds teacup and saucer is just £2.99 from Dunelm Mill. How sweet it is and such a bargain! Pretty teacups can be bought on Etsy and eBay too and of course the charity shop and car boot sales are always worthy of a visit.

I like to drink my tea in them but really there are so many things you can do with these beauties.

Chris form Thinly Spread upcycled her charity shop teacups into little sweet pea holders …how charming are these. You can take a look here at her upcycled craft ideas

sweet peas and lavender posie

I have written before about upcycling spoons and this can be great fun so do keep your eye out for teaspoons too

Upcycled spoon garden labels. Genius! :)

Source: Co-Inside.com.au  Via Becky Via Pinterest

My lovely friend Lizzie at Me and My Shadow keeps an elegantly thrifty home and is queen of thrifty upcycles. Check out his gorgeous bird feeder she made form a vintage teacup. isn’t it  a beauty. You can read how she did it here

Vintage tea cup bird feeder

Amanda at the Ana Mum diary made a teacup in to a simple but beautiful handmade candle gift for her daughters teacher. How lovely!

candle cup

Over at Lulastic the ever resourceful and frugal Lucy has 10 excellent ideas for reusing teacups and I LOVE the storage option, what a lovely gift idea this would make….

If you fancy having a go at making your own paper teacups with your kids (and after all what could be thriftier!) have a look at Maggy’s excellent how to . You could host a wonderful imaginary tea party!


So these are some lovely ideas, do you have any to add?

If you are a lover of all things thrifty then do pop over to my Family Budgeting blog where you can see a huge list of the best frugal UK blogs


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  1. Mammasaurus
    April 1, 2015 / 9:44 am

    What great inspiration here – and I LOVE that tea cup, what a bargain!

  2. April 1, 2015 / 11:52 am

    I do love a teacup! And I’m now planning how i can pop to Dunelm to pick up one of those gorgeous ones too!

  3. April 1, 2015 / 12:22 pm

    I do love tea cups, so pretty, and I think tea tastes best out of bone china! Love all of these ideas, so original! 🙂

  4. April 1, 2015 / 12:23 pm

    Great ideas. My favourite thing to do with a tea cup is to drink tea.

  5. April 1, 2015 / 3:21 pm

    Oh I love teacups! I can’t resist them at car boot sales. I like the candle idea, might try this.

  6. April 1, 2015 / 6:27 pm

    I remember once someone making candles out of beautiful teacups, they were really pretty.
    Gorgeous post

  7. April 1, 2015 / 7:41 pm

    what fab ideas, I just need to look for some pretty teacups now!

  8. April 1, 2015 / 7:59 pm

    Such lovely ideas! Thank you for including my bird-feeder. I’ve shared!

  9. April 2, 2015 / 8:01 am

    A lady I met in Tanzania with Comic Relief made pin cushions out of them, very pretty!

  10. April 2, 2015 / 9:13 am

    Oh how I love a teacup! Some really lovely ideas here, thanks for featuring my posies!

  11. April 2, 2015 / 1:56 pm

    Oooh lovely. I saw Amanda’s cactus in a teacup today which I thought was a fab idea!

  12. sandra alba
    April 6, 2015 / 10:53 pm

    Where can I find tea cups inexpensive need 100 to make arrangements with them.

  13. September 14, 2015 / 10:39 am

    Ohhhh so pretty, I keep seeing really gorgeous ones in charity shops and I bought a few but I keep having to stop myself as I have nowhere to put them!

  14. September 14, 2015 / 1:43 pm

    Such lovely ideas Becky, that tea cup is gorgeous. I saw someone makes candles in old teacups recently and they looked amazing x

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