Monday, May 9, 2011

Teacup Bird Feeder

This year for Mother's Day, I "craft-lifted" (to steal craft ideas) for a teacup bird feeder gift idea from my friend Andrea's blog. She has some great ideas and recipes!

My Mother-in-law has a beautiful backyard and is always feeding the birdies, so when I saw this teacup bird feeder I immediately thought of her.

Tools Needed:

  • Teacup & saucer (I didn't find any cute cups at goodwill so I went to a antique shop)
  • Teaspoon
  • Sandpaper
  • Goop (found at most hardware stores)
  • 1/2 pipe to hammer into the ground as a stand
  • 3/4 inch to 1/2 inch fitting (the 3/4 inch side glues to cup, 1/2 inch side screws into pipe)

Step 1 - Sand cup & saucer, apply Goop to bottom of cup and adhere to saucer. Apply Goop to spoon and adhere to saucer Let the adhesive cure for 24 hours.

Step 2 - After Goop has cured, sand the bottom of the saucer and the top of the fitting. Apply Goop to fitting and adhere to saucer. Let adhesive cure for 24 hours.

Now your ready to gift your teacup!! I filled mine with bird seed that I wrapped in tulle. I also attached a tag that I tried to copy from a teabag. 

All that is left to do, is to hammer the rod into the ground and screw on the teacup!


1 comment:

Roberta said...

I love it!!! I can't wait to get it into the ground so I can look out at it every day. Thanks for such a thoughtful gift.