Re-Use chipped /cracked favourite cups & mugs as mini planters !


mug plant pots

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So annoying when your favourite tea or coffee cup /mug gets a small but significant  chip in the rim! Every now and again we used to root through our collection and condemn most chipped and cracked beverage pottery to the trash can,   but I  found a way to re-use soime of them which might tickle your fancy if you have a power or rechargable drill/screwdriver and can find a tile drill bit in a store near you for so veyr little.

This is a tile drill bit.

This is a tile drill bit.

The tile drill is not like your normal twist or wood work drill ” bit” – in fact it looks a tad like a spear tip but, as is good for glazed ceramic tiles, it is also ideal for cutting drainage holes in the base of those chipped cups and mugs you so do not want to throw away. It is surprisingly easy to drill a hole in the base of mugs and do let the drill do the work- no need to press hard.

mug plant pots

mug plant pots

 

Don’t forget to drop a piece of broken flower pot inside the cup to cover the hole for drainage ( a used tea bag works as well) before you add soil and the plant.

mug plant pots

Alas this favourite mug below was blown off the garden table and the bottom rim was damaged but not the mug itself. It  would not stand up anymore so I found it a place somewhere else and “planted ” it in the soil to keep it upright.

mug plant pots

 

 

 

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