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.
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