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Crafter Christine Dinsmore describes on her blog "The Plumed Nest" (theplumednest.com) how she created monster-themed plates for her kids.

Craft projects with vintage china

Vintage china can be given new life through upcycling.

Crafter Christine Dinsmore describes on her blog
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Crafter Christine Dinsmore describes on her blog "The Plumed Nest" (theplumednest.com) how she created monster-themed plates for her kids.

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"Angel in the North" blogger Anna Nicholson of West Yorkshire, England, uses letter cutouts utilizing a modern font to draw letters on vintage plates (angelinthenorth.com).

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"Angel in the North" blogger Anna Nicholson of West Yorkshire, England, uses a Sharpie to draw the letters (angelinthenorth.com).

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"This is an easy project, but you do need a steady hand," says "Angel in the North" blogger Anna Nicholson of West Yorkshire, England (angelinthenorth.com).

For the DIYer, Marceli Botticelli, who runs the
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For the DIYer, Marceli Botticelli, who runs the Tea Times Creations Etsy store, sells kits that come with drill bits, fittings and instructions. Some kits include teacups that are filled with soy candle wax and saucers (etsy.com/shop/TeaTimesCreations).

A Tea Times Creations final product (etsy.com/shop/TeaTimesCreations).
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A Tea Times Creations final product (etsy.com/shop/TeaTimesCreations).

Blogger Ashley Hackshaw of Lil Blue Boo (lilblueboo.com)
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Blogger Ashley Hackshaw of Lil Blue Boo (lilblueboo.com) uses a rotary tool used to make a hole in a broken piece of china to create a keychain. She was inspired to use pieces from a broken Tiffany vase she couldn't quite part with.

On her blog, Ashley Hackshaw of Lil Blue
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On her blog, Ashley Hackshaw of Lil Blue Boo (lilblueboo.com) describes how she took a broken Tiffany vase and made it into a keychain.

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