This is a project that has been around for a while, but one that I am only now getting to. It is a teacup bird feeder using a thrift store teacup and saucer. I had this teacup and saucer in my booth and in my Etsy, and it didn’t sell in either place. So, rather than bring it to Goodwill, I decided to make a bird feeder with it.
Here are some I found on Pinterest.
There are quite a few variations involving adding chain or metal, but this hanging version is quicker and less expensive, since all I have to do is hang it from the tree or a shepherd’s hook. You can also add some copper tubing pieces or other tall upright items to have it staked in your garden beds.
For mine, I laid the teacup on the saucer to see where the contact points were going to be on the saucer and the cup. That is where I added the E6000 adhesive. Once that dried, I added the hanger, hung it in the tree, and added some bird seed.
Done. I completed a project on my “want to make” list and I’m sure the birds will be happy!
I love tea cup bird feeders. They are so cute and such a clever idea. I made one years ago when I first started blogging.
How adorable! I have seen the ones staked in the ground, but I love this tipped over version!
That is just too cute! I have wanted to make one forever, thanks for the reminder :)
Absolutely adorable, Kathy! I hadn't seen this project before...thanks for sharing! This is on my list now, too! And it would be a fun gift!
Well done, my friend! This is lovely and, well, you kinda know anything teacupesque is awesome to many!
Remember to keep in a covered spot, or try and cover or take down when it rains or the seed will be ruined.
And it is Ohio, it WILL rain. That's how we roll. ♥ your new feeder.
Hi Kathy, love this project and yours turned out so pretty. I want to try this one too. Thanks for sharing and the inspiration.
Have a great weekend.
This is also on my list of "to-do"s…my long list!! Yours is adorable!
I love teacup bird feeders...yours looks great Kathy!
So pretty, and easy, too! Just watch out for those pesky squirrels:)
This is so cute. I love it and just might make up one for myself!
The kitties love watching the birdies from inside the screened porch.
This is new to me, I've never seen it before! I think it is adorable. I hate to admit it . but downtown orlando has a rat problem and I don't want to make them any bigger...So no feeding the birds here...Bummer
Kathy, this is adorable! What a wonderful idea. I know the birds just love it! It's so pretty and such a nice accent to your garden. I have to give this one a try; I love it!
This is too cute! I've seen them on stakes but I really love this. It may be late in the season but I'm going to try it on the oak that's growing right out of the middle of my patio for all to see!
That is so cute. I actually haven't seen that version of the teacup feeder. It would also be great with tea light candles for a twilight tea party too.
Very cute! I have one that I want to make out of a chandelier. Probably next year lol.
I love these. I made these for Mother's Day last year and think they are so fun and adorable. It is amazing all the pretty china teacup sets you can find at Good Will to make these. Have a great week end.
I love this idea! Such a pretty cup and saucer too. =)
Soo, pretty, Kathy. I have seen the ones where you have to drill a hole and bolt them to a stake in the ground. This looks much easier and more whimsical with the tipped over cup.
charming, kathy! bet these would sell now:)
This is so cute! I have so many pretty tea cups that I never use. Thanks for the inspiration!
I am sorry to say this, but your squirrel buddy has his eye on your beautiful cafe tea cup even as we speak ! He is deviously planning his attack. He will chew through that little string in no timeat all and wha la . Broken on the ground it will be while he enjoys the spoils of his work !! It was very pretty though . LOL
How pretty that is! laurie
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