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What to do with chipped china

What to do with chipped china

What to do with chipped china

Are you wondering what to do with chipped china in your possession?

I recently read this great bit of advice in the telegraph (40 thrifty style tips) and it made me smile.

“Keep special chipped china for display. Teacups without handles make great little jewellery pots, and teapots with chipped spouts look lovely holding a plant on the kitchen window-ledge.

I so often find one of  gorgeous bits of china in charity shops and get disappointed because it may not be part of a set or because it might be chipped. Then i just mutter to myself about What to do with chipped china and usually daraw a blank.

But I have now found some fab ideas about what to do with chipped china


Upcycling chipped china

Using it in other ways is of course the solution to what to do with these lovely finds  and I love these upcycling ideas.


candle cup


Amanda at the Ana Mum diary made an old chipped teacup in to a simple but beautiful handmade candle gift for her daughters teacher. So pretty and precious!

teapot bird, what to do with chipped china

Thegardenglove via Becky via Pinterest

Gardeninghelpinformationvia Becky via Pinterest

1800 flowersviaBecky via Pinterest

Of course you can also make candles in teacups,  keep your earrings in them, pop a little plant in or whatever you wish.


Creative carmelina via Becky via Pinterest

So if you find some lovely inexpensive china and it’s chipped don’t worry just think outside the box and have a good look on pinterest to be inspired!

Lots more lovely upcycling ideas in this great book

ReCraft: How to Turn Second-hand Stuff into Beautiful Things for your Home, Family and Friends
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  1. Tucson Tiques Collectibles
    May 4, 2015 / 7:04 pm

    what a beautiful and original idea to use a chipped tea pot to fashion a lovely home for birds in the wild!

  2. June 3, 2015 / 6:59 am

    I design mirror frames using broken crockery

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  4. August 30, 2017 / 12:56 pm

    I used broken china pieces to tile my bathroom countertop. I used a grinder to soften the sharp points and it was beautiful…. in fact, it’s what sold that house.

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