This DIY is a great way to reuse a chipped mug or a cup that's lost its handle. These particular mugs were actually in pretty good condition, but I soon sorted that out with a hammer and chisel!
I wanted planters with straight sides, so I started by removing the handles from the mugs.
How to remove a handle from an old coffee mug.
To remove the handle from a ceramic mug, you need a hammer and a chisel. The chisel blade should be wider than the handle you are removing.
Protect your work surface with newspaper or similar to catch any pieces of ceramic. It is also worth wearing eye protection for this stage.