Projects with China and Dishes



Lately I've done a lot of projects with china. Just because a china plate has a chip or a crack doesn't mean it must be given the status of unuseful or unbeautiful. Just take a look at these projects made with "less than perfect" china.
Wreaths



The most frequently asked question I receive is for directions on how to make these Swags and wreaths. I now offer complete instructions, with full color pictures and a list of glues to use, all for only $8.00. Simply click the buy now button below, and I'll send you the link to the instructions, you don't even have to wait for the mail. You can print them right from your computer and get started. Note: it may take a few hours for me to be aware of your payment. I check several times per day, and as soon as I see the payment, I'll send the instructions.



Swags



I Call these China Swags. They can be hung above a window, door, picture, mirror or all by themselves.



This project was submitted by a reader, Cindy. She made this fountain out of old china for her Garden.
China Cup Organizer


You'll need to have access to a Tile Wet Saw for this project. Other than that, it uses materials you'll be familiar with. This is a multi step project, on the medium to hard end of the scale. Only because it requires you to use the wet saw, and to cut a piece of wood. If you can conquer those two things, then you can create your own wonderful China Cup Organizer with these instructions. Tutorial covers all materials, and glues needed to complete this project.

Only $8.00



Jewelry

Jewelry made from Broken China Pieces

Tutorial available with instructions for making soldered charms out of glass, china shards and other items. I've included lots of pictures, and step by step instructions. After your purchase, you will be sent a link via email, within 24 hours, to view the complete instructions, Only $7.00.

Pendant made from 2 broken cup handles


Wall Pockets



These are wall pockets made from 1/2 cups and 1/2 plates. I use them for business cards in my booth. They could also hold flowers etc.


Collage


The back plate in this little collage, has a huge chip out of it. By hanging another plate in front of it with a cup dangling from a sweet ribbon. I've hidden the flaw and made it something I can display again.


Take a look at this beautiful plate Collage that Linda did above an arch window in her beautiful home.

And she made this beautiful Teacup Chandie for her "girlie" office



I used little china chips to make the Stained Glass for this birdhouse

I saw this plate project at a local antique shop
Linda Smith of Linda's Blue Gate does some amazing things with China Mosiac.


Linda makes the conservatories out of old windows. Then she mosiacs onto the front of the doors


Too Cute


How Sweet


Linda will Mosiac just about anything that doesn't move. Isn't this chair just beautiful. Check out her web site:here


This is an old clock turned upside-down and made into a shelf


Isn't this piece beautiful


Tina56 from The HGTV General Decorating Board. She has hung a variety of teacups from her Kitchen Chandie, for a great cottage look
If you don't have little hooks on your fixture, you could use ribbon to tie the teacups from the light.


One of my reader's, Pam, sent this mosiac project in

What a beautiful violin, Thanks Pam.


Lila R sent in her Mosaic Mandolin: Thought you may like my mandolin. I do mosaics and shard art.



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