You get so many coffee mugs as gifts – Tall ones, cute ones, personalized travel mugs, glass coffee mugs, photo mugs – you name it! Or you probably end up buying an entire set as return gifts for birthdays and think of what to do when you have so many of them left. Rather than throwing them away or donating them, why not reuse old coffee mugs and turn them into something more trendy and useful? Think of transforming all those mugs into stunning pieces of art or simply change their basic functionality. Check out what to do with old coffee mugs for home decor.
Reuse Old coffee mugs – Cool ideas
Coffee mug planters
Use those cute coffee mugs as herb planters. You can also plant cacti and other succulents in your coffee mug. Keep them near window sills or on your center table. Plant tiny shrubs in mugs with similar design. Arrange them in a row on a shelf or on top of a cabinet.
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Tie a few coffee mugs with beautiful braided nylon strings around them. Hang them on walls. Use these as hanging wall planters.
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Glass coffee mugs and tiny coffee cups can be filled with perfumed wax. Use these as candles. Use vintage coffee mugs, glass mugs or tall coffee mugs as candle holders for designer candles and aromatherapy candles.
Pencil – Pen Holders
Use old coffee mugs as pencil holders in your study, office or kids rooms. Use a second one to store office supplies like paper clips, stapler pins and the like.
Decorate picture frames
Break an old coffee mug. Simply put the mug in an old cloth bag and hit it with a rolling pin or heavy stick to get the shards. Paste the shards onto the edges of an old picture frame with some super glue. You get a funky photo frame with a ceramic mosaic border.
Coffee Mug Pin Cushions
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Take a long piece of felt or cut out a long piece from an old sweater. Roll it till you get a roll large enough to fill the coffee mug. Paste this roll at the bottom and sides of the mug. People who love to sew can use this as a pin cushion. This coffee mug pin cushion can also be used at office for all sorts of pins.
Coffee mug wind chimes
Use an old coffee mug for making a lovely wind chime. If it is chipped, paint it in a color of your choice. Take a piece of strong colored chord and stick it on the bottom of your mug with a super strong adhesive. Now turn the mug upside down. Use another piece of cord to tie together some simple chimes or tiny bells which are light in weight. Stick this cord on the base of the coffee mug, inside. Now you can hang the mug turned wind chime on your front porch or window. Make sure that the adhesive is strong enough.
Coffee mug pot pourri
Add scented pot pourri to a coffee mug. Keep it on your desk, a corner piece or on your center table. Feel fresh with scented petals and flowers in your coffee mug.
I loved these thrifty ideas for recycling old coffee mugs. Do you have any more tips? Do let me know.