How to make crafts using tea cups & saucers

Updated February 21, 2017

If you have a few extra teacups and saucers that you are not using at your house -- or you have picked up random cups and saucers from your local thrift store -- you can use them to make creative and useful crafts. You just need a little hot glue and a free afternoon.

Load a glue stick in your hot glue gun and plug the gun into a power outlet.

Squeeze a dot of glue onto a button or bead, and glue it onto the cup. Continue this process until the entire cup is covered. You also can make a border around a cup that is a solid colour.

Allow the glue to harden before using or displaying. You will need to hand wash this cup if you use it for drinking.

Squeeze hot glue onto the rim of a candlestick that has a base, such as a pedestal candlestick. Immediately press a decorative saucer on top of the candlestick. Allow the glue to harden.

Squeeze a quarter-size amount of hot glue into the middle of the saucer. Press the rim of another pedestal candlestick holder (the candlestick holder now will be upside down) into the glue. Allow the glue to harden.

Squeeze hot glue onto the bottom of the pedestal candlestick holder (it is glued upside down onto the first saucer). Place the second saucer in the glue. Allow the glue to harden. Fill the saucers with jewellery, such as rings and earrings.

Things You'll Need

  • Teacups
  • Saucers
  • Hot glue gun
  • Hot glue sticks
  • Buttons
  • Beads
  • Candlesticks
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Vera Leigh has worked as a professional freelance writer since 2008. Her work has appeared in "Learn Overseas" and "Grad Source" magazines. In addition, she received an honorable mention in "Newsweek's" My Turn contest. She has written features for nonprofits focused on literacy, education, genomics and health. In her spare time, Leigh puts her English major to use by tutoring in grammar and composition.