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« on: July 26, 2012 04:44:57 PM »

I love the items that so many people have made from matchboxes and because I have so many random teacups, I was wondering if anyone had tried to start a swap that used teacups as the base item. There's a famous surrealistic fur covered teacup and I've certainly seen many pin cushions in tea cups, but it seems there should be more opportunities.
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« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2012 05:51:00 PM »

Not a swap itself but I used teacups in an Alice in wonderland swap to make decorative character pieces! So many possibilities.....although posting was tricky lol!
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« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2012 12:55:29 PM »

There are lots of bird feeders made with tea cups and bird houses made with tea pots.
Candles in tea cups also.
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« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2012 03:06:47 PM »

I have been having an idea for the past few years of using a teacup and saucer for something, this coule be motivation.
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« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2012 04:38:05 AM »

or you could turn them on their side (or not) and use the interior as a minature world.
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« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2012 04:04:56 PM »

i'd be interested if this gets underway one day, i have lots of ideas in my head for this very thing already Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2012 10:34:25 AM »

This sounds like it could be fun!
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« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2012 11:25:35 AM »

At this point I can't think of what other alterations can be made to a tea cup.  I think I'll keep tabs on this.
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« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2012 03:29:35 PM »

I've seen some lovely mosaic panels made with broken crockery and wire wreaths using them, too.  Wonder if teacups in pieces qualify as adapted?
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« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2012 09:18:02 PM »

Why not - I have seen jewelry pieces made with broken tea cups and crockery, also mobiles.
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« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2012 09:34:22 AM »

has a mad urge now to go to the charity shop and buy a load of teacups and start messing about with thm to see what i can make Cheesy
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« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2012 11:50:49 AM »

I love the idea of using broken teacup bits in the crafted items!
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« Reply #12 on: August 18, 2012 04:34:29 PM »

Well, there's the stack plates alternating with teacups or glasses, ect., cupcake stands. There's making a candle in a teacup. There's just decorating the heck out of one. There's putting a tiny fairy house on or in one. There's using it to hold a small plant. And I'm sure we could come up with even more ideas!
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« Reply #13 on: August 22, 2012 08:43:30 AM »

WOW this is very interesting. I never thought to use a tea cup for anything. I would like this swap!! Smiley and all the ideas are awesome!!
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« Reply #14 on: August 22, 2012 03:51:12 PM »

I am happy to organize but I won't have time or space until October. Someone else who wants to can jump in and start it.
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