How to Make a Tea Cup Bird Feeder

How to Make a Tea Cup Bird Feeder image by sugar-cookie at Flickr


Teacups can be part of the décor of a traditional or country style in a home. However, if that's not your taste, consider moving your teacups out to the flower garden. You may already have birdhouses that swing from trees or sit atop a tall post. Imagine how your tea cups could add to that garden décor as bird feeders. This is not a difficult project when you take it one step at a time.

Step 1

Wash and dry your teacup. You will need a completely clean surface for gluing.

Step 2

Turn your tea cup upside down and apply clear epoxy glue to any surface that would touch the saucer when turned right side up.

Step 3

Turn the cup back over and place the bottom at the center of the saucer. Allow the two pieces to dry overnight.

Step 4

Apply clear epoxy glue to the top of the copper pipe end cap. Turn the cup and saucer upside down. Stick the end cap to the bottom center of the saucer. Allow to dry overnight.

Step 5

Gently secure the copper pipe end cap on one end of the copper pipe (tubing). If it is not secure, remove it and apply epoxy glue to the inside of the cap. Allow to dry.

Step 6

Push the copper pipe into the ground in your flower garden. Use both hands on the pipe (not the cup and saucer). Fill the cup with bird seed and enjoy the birds that come to visit.

Things You'll Need

  • Teacup
  • Epoxy glue
  • Copper pipe (tubing)
  • Copper pipe cap

Who Can Help

  • Attracting Birds to Your Garden
Keywords: tea, cup, bird, feeder, teacup

About this Author

Karen Ellis has been a full-time writer since 2006. She is an expert crafter, with more than 30 years of experience in knitting, chrocheting, quilting, sewing, scrapbooking and other arts. She is an expert gardener, with lifelong experience. Ellis has taken many classes in these subjects and taught classes, as well.

Photo by: sugar-cookie at Flickr

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