My mom ordered a tea set from England for a friend's daughter who is graduating from high school. I guess the English don't know how to package tea sets for shipping overseas very well, because the set arrived with several of the cups broken. The company told her to just keep it, and they would send a replacement set. This one arrived with several teacups busted as well. Grrr! Between the two sets, there were enough whole cups to make the set.
So then the question was put to me, can you make anything out of these broken cups? Why yes! A flower arrangement. I added floral foam and arranged the flowers so that they covered up the large chip in the rim of the cup. You'd never know! Mom wrapped the package and set the broken-teacup-turned-floral-arrangement into the bow.