By Jean from Sonoma, CA
Use some E-6000 glue and put the cup on the saucer to adhere using the proper instructions, with the handle up. Put a small teddy inside, with a dot of glue so it will stay inside, or use a flower, a collectable, or anything that will fit that makes it unique. Glue a ribbon to the handle and hang on the wall.
I made ornaments out of some using pics from Walmart and tied a ribbon on the handle. I gave them as gifts. They were very pretty!
You could make elaborate pin cushions, using rice for filling and velvet for the cover. Use as many decorations on it as you would like, very pretty and useful. Use hot glue to hold cup to saucer. Put gold or silver rick rack around the bottom of cup to cover glue.
Here is the direct link to what Angie posted below:
http://justorganizeyourstuff.blogsp ... ive-uses-for-old-china-tea-cups.html
Very cute ideas there!
There are some more links here:
Here's something dramatic for you - scroll down this blog and be surprised what someone has done with the cups. There are four or five very unusual ideas which include indoors and outside.
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