5 Ways to Transform Kitchen Castoffs Into Party Goods

Before grabbing off-the-rack entertaining supplies, take a look in your cupboards. We bet you’ve got lots of old stuff begging to be DIY’d into a new life. Try these ideas for upcycling kitchen wares into party goods:

Tart Pan


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A few dabs of super glue transform vintage tart pans and empty spools into a cute-as-can-be cake stand. Use it for a brunch or tea party. Get the how-to at Sweet Paul.


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Blasted with a coat of spray paint and topped with a petite charm, bent silverware is a whimsical alternative to run-of-the-mill napkin rings, which is a perfect idea for a bridal shower! Get the how-to at Ruffled.

Egg Cups

Photo by Frances Janisch


Vintage egg cups make perfect vessels for tiny blooms, like chamomile florets or succulents.


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Thanks to its easy-to-grab handle, it’s a cinch to ferry this ceramic catchall outside for a picnic. A flea market pitcher can also corral grilling supplies, like tongs.

Tall Dishes

Photo by Charles Schiller


Ice cream goblets or champagne coupes can double as elegant little planters for shallow-rooted succulents. A group of ’em serve as an unexpected centerpiece at a dinner party.