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Recycle Old Cups and Saucers as Frugal Gifts

Use old coffee cups and saucers. Hot glue the cup to the saucer and it can be used as flower arrangement or soap dish or jewelry holder. Nice way to recycle an old coffee cup. Drill small holes for drainage if use for plants for Mother's Day.

Source: My idea as a retired teacher. I use this for Mother's Day but it could also be used for Christmas.

By Julia from Pembroke, NC

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December 3, 20080 found this helpful

Been doing this for YEARS! I use them as candle holders, for tealights! Work great. I leave that first tin candle bottom in cup, and put next candle right into it, usually letting wax build up around inside of cup.

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December 3, 20080 found this helpful

You can also glue the already glued cup and saucer to a piece of copper tubing and stick it in the ground for a bird feeder. I read this somewhere but always wondered what you did about the water that would collect. Maybe you could drill a small hole in the cup down low...

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December 5, 20080 found this helpful

I have two of the teacup birdfeeders in my yard. They look so good, and everyone comments on them. Yes, they do collect water, but you just have to put a couple of paper towels or a rag of some kind in there and "sop" up all the excess water. It's really not a big problem.

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