It’s hard to throw away dishes that you once loved, even though they have no mates; and there’s no reason to make them trash. Single dishes can be turned into many nice things for your home. If you have a saucer you never use there are many different choices you have for making it useful once again!
A thimble, a small wooden dowel or even a tiny cone makes it easy to turn that saucer into a ring holder. Glue the dowel or other item to the center of the saucer and there you go! A dowel or cone will hold more rings, of course than a thimble. That’s okay though; the saucer itself can hold more rings plus earrings and other jewelry pieces.
You know how some people collect plates? You can too! Your plates will be a little different though. Cut a nice picture from a calendar and use that saucer to make a cool wall hanging. Use decoupage glue to affix the picture to the plate. Coat the picture with the glue and allow it to dry. Use an ordinary, adhesive picture holder to hang the finished saucer. Make saucer picture sets featuring the 50 states, dogs, exotic birds or other themes.
Use wooden dowels to make a tiered stand from two or more saucers. Simply glue a tall, fat dowel to the center of one saucer and attach the other to the top. The dowel can be painted or left in its natural state. These can hold fruit on the table, this and that in the kitchen, or can even be used as organizers for cotton balls and such in the bathroom.
An upside-down saucer instantly becomes a stand for a candle or even a statuette. Use techniques like rubber stamping, rub-on appliques or even stencils to create a design on the saucer, if you want. Make the stand much taller by gluing an upside-down cup to the saucer. This arrangement works well for creating a candle you can easily carry from room to room. Set a pillar candle on the cup bottom (now the top) and carry it by using the handle of the cup.
Check the label of the adhesive you use to make sure it will work for porcelain or the type of saucer you have. Also, check to see if the glue is waterproof or use only a damp cloth to clean the item when needed. Saucers don’t have to be trash simply because they’ve lost their mates; they can become new and useful things for your home!