Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Tea cup bird feeder

I saw this great idea on one of the blogs I read about a month ago.

(Sadly, I cannot remember where I originally saw it so if it was your idea please let me know so I can give credit back to you.)

Since I saw it, I have been looking for a tea set at Goodwill.  I finally found this one.  The cup and saucer were $.99 each and the spoon was $.25.

The first thing I did was glue the cup to the saucer.  I used Gorilla glue, which is known to hold anything.

I then glued the spoon to the saucer.  The birds can use the spoon to perch on while enjoying their food.

I bought some plastic conduit at Home Depot for about $.97.  It was 8 feet long and 1/2 inch round.  I didn't want my pole 8 feet long so I just cut it in half.

It doesn't matter what this end looks like, it's going in the ground.

After I made sure the cup and spoon were secured to the saucer.

I added more Gorilla glue to the top piece of the conduit and glued the saucer onto it.

I then put it in a safe place to rest over night.

The next day, I got my oldest son to dig a hole for me.  I wanted to bury the pole about 1/3 of it's length into the ground.

After the hole was deep enough, we pushed the pole into the ground then covered it with the dirt.

I then put water into the cup for the birds to get a drink or bathe in.

I put bird feed on the saucer so they could get a bite to eat.

I think it looks really cute.  I hope the birds enjoy it and my kids don't knock it over with a soccer ball or something.

Linking up to these fabulous linky parties.......


  1. Nice job. You should put it on one of those "pinned it, made it" linkys (if you haven't already)!

  2. cute! :) I LOVE gorilla glue! :)

    thanks for sharing @ catch as catch can!

  3. Gail - thank you so much for hosting catch as catch can. I truly enjoy linking up. Thanks for visiting The Turner Five :)



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