A Little Bit of Happiness

When I take a little time to think outside of the box, I find many ways to reuse items around the house. One of my favourite ideas is to use a tea cup as a candle holder. I often look for pretty tea cups at a second hand shops for this reason.

reuse items around the house -- tea cup as a candle

Ways to use a tea cup

  • Tea-light candle
  • Dinner table centrepiece — place 3 or 4 in a row in the middle of the table
  • Light up a path for a special event or for Christmas
  • Use as a vase for small flowers

reuse items around the house -- tea cup as a candle path

Isn’t that a little bit of happiness!

Do you have items you reuse around the home? I’d love to hear your ideas so I can try them too!

Other Links

Decorating with Secondhand Items

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  • Reply
    Chantelle {fat mum slim}
    October 25, 2011 at 6:28 am

    Super sweet idea. I like it. Now to find beautiful tea cups!

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    Krys - Baby Massage
    October 25, 2011 at 6:42 am

    That’s cute! I’ve never seen that before.

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    Nicole Grant
    October 25, 2011 at 7:37 am

    That’s such a lovely idea!

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    Veggie Mama
    October 25, 2011 at 10:10 am

    I do this all the time 🙂
    I also love glass juice bottles with the labels off to make vases for pretty little posies xo

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      Kelly Be A Fun Mum
      October 26, 2011 at 3:59 pm

      YES! I saw that the other day with little bottles and wondered where they were from. Juice bottles! Thanks VM x

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    October 25, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    Thank you! … now I have an excellent excuse to buy the gorgeous tea cups I see in second hand shops : )

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    Michelle DennisEvans (@MichelleDEvans)
    October 25, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    So pretty!
    You could even take them to a candle maker to fill them with wax – I have a favourite at the markets and she fills my cute jars and containers with yummy soy wax candles.

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    Ms Kate
    October 25, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    This is a fun idea. A friend used to use them too. To increase stability, she would glue the cups down first.

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    November 14, 2011 at 11:26 pm

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