Dig out Grandma's china. Here are 8 ways to repurpose a vintage teacup

Drinking out of old teacups is fun once in a while, but most of us have our own favorite mugs that we use on a daily basis. However, most vintage teacups are way too lovely to keep hidden away in the cupboard!
Whether you've inherited some old teacups or picked up a box full of them at the thrift store, these awesome DIYs are the perfect way to give old china new life and let it see the light.
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1. Vintage teacup candles
Making your own candles is easy as can be, and these vintage teacup candles are way prettier than most candles you see in the store! Why not make a bunch of them for gifts? Get the full tutorial here.
2. Elegant cake topper (h/t The Ardent Sparrow)
Special occasions call for elegant cakes, and this teacup cake topper is such an easy way to make a simple cake look really amazing. If you have a garden, you can fill the teacup with freshly-picked flowers for an extra-special touch.
3. Unique wine glasses (h/t Koni Frazer)
These teacup wine glasses are such a fun combination of old and new. You could use them for wine, but they'd also be perfect for serving iced tea in the summer.
4. Teacup clock (h/t Vintage Revivals)
Put your favorite teacups on display permanently by turning them into a unique teacup clock like this one. This is definitely a statement piece — what room would you put yours in?
5. Teacup tea tray
Who says tea parties are only for children? Gathering together a few friends for a warming cup of tea and some sweet treats is a pleasant way to pass an afternoon. This tiered tray made from teacups is a darling addition to a birthday party, wedding shower or a "just because" garden party. Fill it with macarons and meringues, then invite your pals over and enjoy! Get the full tutorial here.
6. Jewelry organization (h/t Satori Design For Living)
This project is nice and simple, but it looks amazing. It's a charming way to put your jewelry on display. Don't you love how the blogger decorated the inside of her drawer with romantic, floral-printed paper?
7. Teacup sconce bird feeder (h/t DIY Show Off)
Teacups are just the right size to use as bird feeders. You could modify this idea in so many ways through various spray paint colors.
8. Teacup pendant light shades (h/t Flamingo Toes)
Why buy expensive light fixtures when you can make your own out of old teacups? Drilling holes in the teacups might seem a bit nerve-wracking, but it's surprisingly easy if you have the right equipment!
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