I was given a large box of plastic teacups with saucers. I’ve made a few fun projects with them when someone suggested I paint the insides. I painted a bunch using nail polish but I didn’t have a project in mind. So the cups sat waiting.
Since I am working on my UFOs, the teacups were relocated into a to-do box. Still no idea until I saw a magazine advertisement. The magazine featured an article on making organizers from teacups. I didn’t have access to the article but the promotional picture was more than enough. They had stacks of teacups on saucers and each cup held items like paper clips.
I could do that with my teacups since I had a bunch that needed to find a purpose. I cleaned all my teacups and then glued them to saucers using e-6000 glue.
There weren’t quite enough that were painted for everything I wanted to try to store in them but they were a perfect number for most of my button collection.
I glued a button to the saucer using tacky glue so I could remove it later. The teacups stack and on the very top will be a saucer to keep dust out of the collection. I did find that stacking 3 high worked well but I really want to get 4 but when I did that on the carpet, they all fell over. I’m not anxious to clean up my entire button collection. So far, stacked 3 high on my shelf is working. I haven’t covered them with the final saucer because I wasn’t sure I was done. I forgot to take a final picture but I’ll get that in for my month review post.
My buttons were in baby food jars which were fairly secure but I really like this idea better. For one, the lids don’t stick and, 2, I can dig in the buttons without having to dump them all out.