Bird Feeder Tea Cups
Isn’t it cute? Fall is the time of year when the critters in your garden prepare for winter. What you can do to help is provide them with food that is good for them, but those feeders are usually plastic and ugly, or way too expensive. Can we make it more fun ourselves!
What you need
Go to your local thrift store and find a nice cup and saucer. You will be amazed! These three cost me a total of € 1,50. Thrift stores are so great. I have three different cups, but you can also get a set. I also bought some cute spoons, but ended up only using one.
What you’ll need is a strong glue for outdoor working with porcelain and something to hang them on a tree or wall.
Put a dot of glue onto your saucer and stick your cup on top of it. I used two dots of glue for the red flower, because it has two anchor points on the saucer. Let them dry over night.
The upright cup is filled with a seed and fat mixture that is good for birds and I’ve actually glued a spoon in it as a perch. Once the birdies have finished their greasy treat I can clean it out and fill it back up with more.
The other two cups are filled with fat and seeds in a cupcake liner and loose seeds, so they are easily refillable.
Tadaa! That’s it! Hang them from tree on a thread, a cute ribbon or a chain and fill with seeds and nuts. Just make sure it’s high enough so cats won’t have an easy meal..