Repurposing Old Dishes from the Kitchen

Looking at repurposing old kitchen dishes? There are many ways to use dishes, silverware, and glasses around the house and even outside. Check out some of these ideas for inspiration.

DIY Pedestal Stand
Using a plate and a cup with a stem (or candlestick), glue them together and add a fresh coat of paint. The result is a pedestal that can be used for cakes, accessories, jewelry, and decor.

Spoon Wind Chimes
Turn old spoons into a delicate wind chime. Leave the spoons as they are, or turn them into little fish for a coastal vibe.

Painted Decor
If you have a bunch of mismatched plates, a coat of spray paint will help you create a cohesive look. Use them as home decor on coffee tables, shelves, and bathroom vanities. Check out this tutorial for tips on what type of paint to use.

Holiday Globes
If you’re in the holiday spirit, you can repurpose old stemless wine glasses into holiday globe decor. Use a piece of wood as the base, add a figurine, then place the overturned glass on top.

Hanging Planter
Old dishes can be turned into a hanging planter. Find small bowls that are deep and sturdy. Drill a hole in the bottom for drainage and on the sides for the hanger.

Coat Hook
Use smaller plates to add a vintage touch to a coat hook. Glue the flat bottom side to the base of each hook.

Mosaic Garden Stones
You’ll need a concrete stepping stone, tile adhesive, sanded grout, and a patterned plate. Break up the plate into smaller pieces. Then adhere to the concrete stone and grout once it’s dry.

Eclectic Tea Set
Assemble your own tea set using thrift store finds. Use smaller plates as saucers, and go on the hunt for vintage teacups.

Many of these DIY crafts can be completed using old dishes you can find at Goodwill. You never know what you’ll find on a Goodwill run!

Repurposing Old Dishes

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