This is a quick easy fun gift for mothers day, spring teas, or summer birthdays.
Turn tea cup upside down. Run glue around the bottom. Attach the saucer. Then glue the closed end of cap to the middle bottom of the saucer. This should set for several hours. Attach the end piece to the tubing and stick in the ground. Add bird seed and watch the birds come.
By Tracy from Mi
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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. :)
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.
Love the birdfeeder idea and would love to post on my crafting site. Please e-mail me at email@example.com and I will send you the site address so you can look it over before you give permission.
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.
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.
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?
What kind of HUGE bug is that near the base of the feeder? Yuck!
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?
Very cute!! Oh my...those ARE big bugs - are they real? And what are they? Just curious! Love the bird feeder!
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!
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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