Teapot Craft Ideas

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Teapot Craft Ideas
It is easy to turn an old teapot into something new. (Hemera Technologies/PhotoObjects.net/Getty Images)

The unique shape of the body of a teapot can make for an interesting household decorative item. With hardly any work at all you can turn an old teapot into something new for the house. The designs on some teapots already make them a work of ceramic art or you can transform a plain teapot into something spectacular.

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Flower Centerpeice

A teapot can easily be turned into a charming centrepiece. You can decorate with porcelain pens or découpage with pictures or paper cut outs. Pour silicone beads or styrofoam balls into the teapot until it is half full. Choose the flower or plant arrangement and add the flowers one by one. Cut the stems to make sure that they are all the way in the teapot so only the flowers show.

Bird Feeder

This craft recycles an old teapot for a functional garden ornament. Glue the bottom of the teapot to a wood board. Use silicon glue to glue the teapot lid open at a slight 45 degree angle. Mount the wood board on a vertical surface so that the teapot is at a 90 degree angle. Put the bird feed in the pot. Birds will used the spout as a perch while they feed from inside the teapot.

Lamp

This craft can recycles old and mismatched teapots and cups. Arrange tea plates, cups and a teapot in a perfectly balanced column. You can use whatever combination looks the best like an upside down bowl as the base, followed by a teapot, smaller plate and tea cup. Fill the teacup or whichever piece is on top with self hardening clay and press a lamp socket and cord and a lamp shade frame into the soft clay. Let the clay harden for 24 hours. Apply a thin line of super glue to the edges that meet and glue the column together. Add a lamp shade to complete the teapot lamp.

Candle

You can easily turn a small teapot and teacups into candles. Cut a wine cork or felt fabric to stuff in the spout of the teapot to stop the wax from pouring out. Melt wax in a double boiler. Place a weighted candle wick in the teapot and pour the melted wax to the top of the pot. You can colour the wax and decorate the outside of the teapot for more variety.

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