Tea Cup Bird Feeder

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This is a quick easy fun gift for Mother's Day, spring teas, or summer birthdays.

You will need:

  • 1 - 1/2 inch PVC tubing 40 inches long cut into 10 inch lengths.
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  • 1/2 inch end cap PVC
  • a saucer
  • a tea cup or a coffee cup
  • glue (I use Gorilla glue)

Instructions:

  1. Turn tea cup upside down. Run glue around the bottom. Attach the saucer.
  2. Then glue the closed end of cap to the middle bottom of the saucer.
  3. This should set for several hours.
  4. Attach the end piece to the tubing and stick in the ground.
  5. Add bird seed and watch the birds come.

By Tracy from MI

May 16, 20070 found this helpful

HOW ADORABLE

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May 16, 20070 found this helpful

What kind of bugs are those on the ground? They look huge! The tea cup/saucer is attached to? what kind of pole? Plastic wood, metal? Did you glue the cup to saucer? Truly a beautiful gift idea. I would love to make a few as candle holders for my patio and/or indoors too. After the puppy grows of course!

Jennifer CA

Editor's Note: The pole is the PVC tubing described in the instructions. You should be able to get it at any hardware store.

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May 16, 20070 found this helpful

i seen this in a magazine a couple weeks ago. really cute.

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May 16, 20070 found this helpful

Very cute!! Oh my...those ARE big bugs - are they real? And what are they? Just curious! Love the bird feeder!

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May 16, 20070 found this helpful

Hi are you making four of these out of the 40 inches of PVC. Could you make them taller? I wonder if two at 20 inches tall would look cute?

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May 16, 20070 found this helpful

What kind of HUGE bug is that near the base of the feeder? Yuck!

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May 16, 20070 found this helpful

Instead of PVC tubing I use table ends or something similiar. Also, how do you keep it from filling up w/ water when it rains?

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May 16, 20070 found this helpful

Very cute,make nice gifts for the bird lover.

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May 18, 20070 found this helpful

How funky! I just love the idea!

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May 19, 20070 found this helpful

this is so sweet...great idea...thks

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May 19, 20070 found this helpful

That is sooo adorable. My husb is starting

mine soon.

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May 23, 20070 found this helpful

Love them however I am also curious about what happens when it rains and the size....it looks taller than 10" in the photo. Guess you could make them whatever size you want.

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July 27, 20070 found this helpful

I used a high speed Dremel to drill holes in cup and saucer for drainage and bathroom caulking to put the two together. They have lasted for years.

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January 2, 20080 found this helpful

Love the birdfeeder idea and would love to post on my crafting site. Please e-mail me at jogebczyk@yahoo.com and I will send you the site address so you can look it over before you give permission.

JoAnn

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February 22, 20080 found this helpful

You can also use pvc pipe and a cap. just glue the cup and saucier to the cap of the pvc pipe. Then to clean it just take the cap off of the pipe.

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June 30, 20100 found this helpful

I would suggest building a platform with screen maybe where the water could drain but the seed would stay on top and dry. I didn't, then drill small holes near the bottom of the cup for drainage. I even glued a spoon to the side of the saucer like you sit it down after stirring your coffee or tea. :)

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