Many of us have some old china, which isn’t in use anymore but don’t rush to throw it away, better give it a new life! Today’s roundup contains a lot of projects and ideas to repurpose your old china and give it a fresh new look. Ready to see them all? Let’s start!
The first tutorial we are sharing is a modern and bold pendant lamp, which is made using on old saucepan. If you aren’t happy with its look, paint it as you like first and let it dry and only then drill it for making a lamp. Such a lamp looks very creative and no one will even guess that it’s a former saucepan! Cool for a kitchen or a dining room.
Make your meals more special and unique hanging these pendant lights over the dining space! The lamps are made using cups and saucepans for each piece and they are sure to give your meals a crazy feel – you’ll feel like a Mad Hatter! Such an idea will also do for unique event decor, for example, for a wedding.
If your interior is vintage, this shabby chic lamp will be a creative idea for it. It’s a table lamp, the base of which is fully made of teacups, teapots, milk jugs. It looks very cool and unusual, and you may make it even bolder using different items. Get inspired and find out how to recreate such a lamp. Enjoy!
Jewelry Organizers And Displays
Here’s a beautiful jewelry tray, which is perfect for earrings, rings, and bracelets, especially those pieces you use every day. The piece is rather tall and made of various china pieces, take those that you like a lot. Use a sugar bowl for the top piece to make some hidden storage, too, and voila – you have a great vintage-inspired jewelry storage item.
This is a simple jewelry storage dish spruced up with some porcelain animals for a cute look. Such a dish can be repainted if you like and you’ll get a cool piece for storing jewelry, which can be a great and inexpensive gift, such a craft doesn’t require much skill to make, get inspired!
A china dish with a lid is a perfect piece for renovating it into a jewelry storage. Take a plain one to decorate it in a perfect way for your home – here the author will tell you how to make a color block gilded dish, which looks very modern and stylish. Make such a jewelry storage piece for yourself or as a gift.
This tutorial will suit you in case you have beautiful vintage china and in case you don’t. It will tell you how to spruce up cheap plastic plates to make them look like amazing vintage china – just attach some tattoos! After that you may read how to attach the china you have to the walls to create a chic jewelry display, which will also become part of your home decor.
Both outdoor projects we are featuring are very bird-friendly, and the first is about making a bird feeder using vintage teacups. You’ll attach the bird food ball in a net to the cup, it’s done in order to defend the bird food from the possible rain. Read how to make the feeder and how to hang it in your garden.
The next project for your outdoor space is a bird bath, which is essential for hot days to keep the birdies cooler. Get your old china – mainly dishes, and attach them to some poles or sticks to make them stand stable. Pour some water inside and watch the birds enjoy bathing and swimming!
Nothing is better than vintage china for building cake stands – dishes and plates seem to be created for that! This miniature etagere is made of metal and some saucepans and dishes, it’s a great cake stand. Read the tutorial to find out how to drill porcelain to make the stand and decorate the saucepans if you want before crafting.
If you want something whimsical, unique and creative, this project is for you! This is a Mad Hatter cake stand of cups and dishes in white and pink stripes for an accent. It’s rather tall and will definitely remind you of the original film. Don’t forget that the china you are choosing should have flat rims, otherwise it’ll be hard to attach the pieces to each other.
This bold and bright mosaic planter is a unique solution for indoors or outdoors. The idea is about breaking all the colorful crockery you have and creating a large mosaics of it. The base for the mosaics is a kitchen cabinet door, and there are several planters attached to it. The tutorial will also tell you how to break the china safely and not to harm yourself. Get inspired!
Here’s another craft using broken china, and these are fridge magnets. I strongly recommend to take colorful china to break, so that the magnets looked bolder and brighter. Read how to break the crockery and to attach magnets to it in the source.