15 Beautiful Craft Ideas for Old Dishes
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15 Beautiful Craft Ideas for Old Dishes

Discover what to do with old dishes when you browse this crafty collection!

These craft ideas for old dishes are so pretty! You will be amazed by what you can make with old China, repurposed dinner plates, and more.

Make garden art from old dishes such as bird feeders and giant flowers. You can create sweet projects with chipped teacups, and you can update those plain old wine glasses with just a bit of creativity!

Before you pass up that pretty old platter at the thrift store, consult this list of wonderful craft ideas to turn something old into something new. And don't you dare throw away that gorgeous dish with the chip or crack in it! You can make something beautiful. Just browse the ideas below.

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Craft Ideas for Old Dishes

Vintage Plate DIY Cake Stand

Recycle vintage plates into a brand new piece of décor with this crafting video. Ideal for a fancy party like a baby shower or DIY wedding shower, this Vintage Plate DIY Cake Stand is insanely simple to make and only takes a few minutes to put together. Using candlesticks and stunning plates of your choice, you can make this homemade cake stand!

Tutorial via FaveCrafts

Vintage Plate DIY Cake Stand

Trash to Treasure Mosaic Table

Broken dishes and other discarded items don't have to make it into your trash can! With a little creativity and ingeunity, this cast-offs can make eye-catching pieces of art and home decor.

Tutorial via Sue Eldred

Trash to Treasure Mosaic Table

Recycled Mosaic Tea Cup Bird Feeder

Make a mosaic tea-cup bird feeder for your backyard or to give as a gift for the nature lover or bird watcher. Mosaics are easy once you try them and when you have built your confidence you can try more intricate patterns.

Tutorial via 365 Days of Crafts

Recycled Mosaic Tea Cup Bird Feeder

Upcycled Mosaic Wall Planter

Have you ever broken your favourite plate or bowl? Well, next time you do don't throw them away. Collect them until you have enough to make a gorgeous wall planter. Chipped and broken bowls and cups can be sawn in half and used as the planters. 

Tutorial via Pillar Box Blue

Upcycled Mosaic Wall Planter

Beautiful Mosaic Cross Craft from Broken Plates

Learn how to make a mosaic cross using broken dishes, beads, and grout! If you've never given mosaics a try, this is the perfect tutorial to start. Both kid-friendly and perfect for adults, this tutorial produces a new cross that is simply stunning.

Tutorial via Mommy Upgrade

Beautiful Mosaic Cross Craft from Broken Plates

Broken China Plate Christmas Trees

Make something pretty out of your favorite old chipped plates! If you're looking for new holiday decor especially, this is a wonderful project to try. 

Tutorial via Pillar Box Blue

Broken China Plate Christmas Trees

Upcycle Thrift Store Plates

Turn cheap plates into stunning serving dishes! All you need for this craft is the plates and some paint -- nothing else!

Tutorial via FaveCrafts

Upcycle Thrift Store Plates

Cute DIY Teacup Candle

Turn an old teacup into a new piece of DIY home decor with this Cute DIY Teacup Candle. This recycled craft is so easy to make that you'll want to make more than one.

Tutorial via Dollar Store Crafts

Cute DIY Teacup Candle

Thrift Store Pedestals

This thrift store DIY looks antique and vintage, but is actually made with old plates and candlestick holders. The mismatched plates and pedestals help to create a whimsical aesthetic that's unlike anything you'll find in a store.

Tutorial via FaveCrafts

Thrift Store Pedestals

How to Make a Floating Tea Cup

This floating tea cup is an easy and inexpensive home-decor idea. You just need a cup, a saucer, a lot of hot glue, spoon or fork and some decorative flowers. 

Tutorial via Crafts by Ria

How to Make a Floating Tea Cup

Recycled Wine Glass Planters

Use the stem of an otherwise broken wine glass to make these rustic planters! A coconut will be your surprise material for creating these planters.

Tutorial via A Crafty Mix

Recycled Wine Glass Planters

No Sew Tea Cup Pin Cushion

Made with a few simple materials, this no-sew project is easy to make and makes a wonderful gift for Mother's Day or a birthday.  Be on the lookout for cute tea cups in local thrift stores or garage sales!

Tutorial via FaveCrafts

No Sew Tea Cup Pin Cushion

Garden Dish Flowers

"Have your seen garden dish flowers in yards, shops and craft fairs? This DIY tutorial will show you how to make them yourself. This project is extremely easy to do. To make garden dish art, recycle inexpensive dishes from yard sales, flea markets, thrift shops or search your own cupboards to see if you have any unused items. Then, it is time to begin making the flowers.

Tutorial via Needlepointers

Garden Dish Flowers

Permanent Marker Art Bowls

Delight in crafting your own designs with these Permanent Marker Art Bowls! This DIY bowl project is a great way to customize dishware for your own enjoyment or for a beautiful personalized gift.

Tutorial via A Piece of Rainbow

Permanent Marker Art Bowls

Amazing DIY Bird Bath

This beautiful bird bath is made from a salvaged vase and plate found at the thrift shop. Simply glue them together with glass adhesive available at any craft or hardware store and you are set to go!

Tutorial via Starr Creative

Amazing DIY Bird Bath

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