This week I have another garden DIY for you! This teacup bird feeder is such a great and economical DIY project. I used a teacup and saucer from the flea market, beads I already had and chain from the hardware store, all together it costs less than $10 to make. And the best part is that it is an easy craft! You could make a whole batch of them in a few hours(plus drying time) and knock out part of your holiday gift list early. I love how sweet it looks hanging in the garden!
Here’s what you need:
*Teacup and Saucer
*S Hook or figure 8 hook
Step 1: Glue cup- Glue cup to saucer with the E6000 glue.
Step 2: Glue Bails- After teacup is set enough flip it over and glue one bail so the hole or loop is in the center of the saucer. Glue three bails equal distance apart on the edge of the saucer. To get them to set right and not slide down before they dry, put something under each bail to gently hold it into position. I used scraps of fabric stacked up to the rim.
Step 3: Cut chain- Cut a small piece of chain to dangle under the teacup. Cut three equal lengths of chain to the length you want it to hang, then cut one short piece about two inches long to attach everything to.
Step 4: Attach beads and chain- Make bead dangle to your liking, then attach with pliers to the end of the medium length chain. Then attach chain to the bottom bail of the saucer by carefully opening up the chain end with your pliers and then closing it back around the loop of the bail. Now, attach one end of the longer chain to one of the bails on the edge of the saucer, repeat with other chains. Next, take the smallest chain and open the bottom loop, bring all three long chains up to the short chain and attach to the open end, then close up with pliers.
Step 5: Attach hook- Carefully open up one end of your s hook or figure 8 hook and attach it to the top of the short chain. Close up snugly, and your finished. Just add birdseed.
Easy, right! This could be used as not only a bird feeder, but also as a bird bath for really tiny birds, or a small planter. This DIY’s is so fun and easy to make! And the birds like em’ too. Hope you all enjoy making this sweet little craft!
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