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12 Ways to Use Your Steampunk Tea Cup

Updated: Dec 13, 2022

If you're anything like me, the joy of making something often overrides the joy of then having that thing afterwards. That being said, I never want to make something that is destined to become clutter, or worse yet... sent to the landfill! I always do my best to give each and every project it's best chance at being loved and treasured after it is created.

If you are looking for ways to extend the life of your beautiful, up-cycled steampunk teacup, then you've come to the right place! Without further ado, Below are 12 ways that you can love your hand decorated piece.

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Use it

If you followed the directions on my previous post, the inside of your teacup is completely food safe, so YES! You CAN use it!

If you do plan to use and wash it, be sure to read my post on caring for your teacup.

(Photo on the way - mine is still curing!)


Bring your teacup to the office and use it for your loose stationary items! Such a charming way to keep your paper clips, sticky notes, pencil lead refills or erasers. Whatever you reach for the most!

Sticky tabs and paper clips are among my most used items when I'm at my desk. I like to keep my paper clips fun and interesting... check these ones out!

Keep it as a Prop

As an artist and creative arts educator, I love having interesting looking items on hand to use as still life props. Often I have classes compose a still life to draw or paint what they see. I can already tell this one will be a popular item!

Here are three 60 second continuous contour drawings, using the steampunk teacups as reference.

Can You Say Decor?

Step up your shelfie game and arrange your teacup thoughtfully on a bookshelf or accent table!