Transforming Old Teacups And Saucers Into Planters
The invariable unintended consequence of drinking tea in teacups is breakage. They chip and break at one point in time or another. Over a period of years, accumulates a variety of teacups and saucers that are the sole piece left from a long-bought set. What do you do with these odd one outs or shipped cups? You make planters out of them.
Here is a step by step of upcycling teacups and saucers into pots for flowers and shrub.
1. Starting the upcycling
Drill a tiny hole at the base of the teacup to allow for the water to drain. To make the hole, put the teacup on a small wood piece. (The cup has to be firmly on the wood) Now with a drill bit create the hole. Wear safety goggles while doing this. Also, keep in mind that ceramic is highly fragile. It shatters easily, therefore, apply the lowest drill speed possible with almost no pressure at all.
2. Making the base
Place a few rocks at the bottom of the cup.
Now add in the plant and then fill the teacup with soil.
4. It’s ready
Your planter is ready to be placed anywhere. Use the saucer to catch the excess water that drips out of the cup!
The tools and material you will need:
- drill with 1/4″ ceramic bit with a tungsten tip
- safety goggles
- old teacups and saucers that need to be recycled
- scrap wood for the base
- small rocks
- small plant of your choice
The DIY is not only simple but also makes for a great way to recycle any cup, saucer or glass that may be lying around the home. Use it to add an extra pop to your indoor garden or the backyard.