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Repurposing Silver
updated 4.24.2017


Do you own plated holloware or flatware you're no longer using, but can't detach yourself because it was gifted to you by your grandmother? Did you purchase a piece at a yard sale years ago thinking you had the perfect spot for it, but instead ended up gathering dust? Don't toss it, repurpose it! Here are some ideas...



Alternate Use


Open Salt

Ear buds, mints, coins, miniature cupcakes

Baby Cup

Cotton swabs, cactuses

Tea Caddy

Cotton balls, candy, donut holes, sugar, cocoa

Tea Caddy Spoon

Nuts, mints, M&Ms

Loving Cup

Plants, ice cubes, kitchen utensils

Trays (general)

Wall mirror

Card Tray

Keys, coins

Tea Ball

Christmas tree ornament, potpourri

Salt & Pepper Shakers

Powdered sugar, potpourri

Sugar Tongs

Nuts, mints, M&Ms

Cold Meat Fork

Salad servers

Nut Pick

Olives, anchovies

Asparagus Tongs

Cigar server

Cigarette Box

Handkerchiefs, jewelry, desk accessories

Sugar Basket


Fish Knife

Cake server

Match Safe


Ice Tongs

Matzos balls


Pens, pencils, long cotton swabs, straws, makeup brushes

Covered Butter Dish

Keys, watches

Waste Bowl

Pin cushion


Frame in a shadow box


Ice cream sundaes

Napkin Ring

Guest face cloth

Olive Spoon


Tea Strainer

Powdered sugar sifter