This little teacup bird feeder has made my garden so much cheerier! My friend, Annie, put together this DIY for a mother & daughter tea party at our church. (I have more pictures since she threw a darling party and asked me to take some pics…! But they are on the hubs computer, sooooo, this will have to do.)
She purchased a set of the teacups and saucers, spoons at thrift stores, and the dowel at Home Depot.
FIRST: she painted the dowels so they were ready for the party. Next, we sanded the bottoms of the cups and the center of the saucers. Then we used a strong adhesive for glass to attach the glass pieces together and the spoon to the saucer. I recommend ‘Super Glue’ Glass Adhesive.
Last, we used a hot glue gun to attach the saucer to the dowel. Isn’t this a darling project to make together and to take home with you after a party?!
There was also this cute poem included to take home with your bird feeder: "I've never made a fortune and it's probably too late now. But I don't worry about that much, I'm happy anyhow. And as I go along life's way, I'm reaping better than I sowed. I'm drinking from my saucer, 'Cause my cup has overflowed. I haven't got a lot of riches, and sometimes the going's tough. But I've got loved ones around me, and that makes me rich enough. I thank God for his blessings, and the mercies He's bestowed. I'm drinking from my saucer, 'cause my cup has overflowed. I remember times when things went wrong, My faith wore somewhat thin. But all at once the dark clouds broke, and the sun peeped through again. So God, help me not to gripe about the tough rows that I've hoed. I'm drinking from my saucer, 'Cause my cup has overflowed. If God gives me strength and courage, when the way grows steep and rough. I'll not ask for other blessings, I'm already blessed enough. And may I never be too busy, to help others bear their loads. Then I'll keep drinking from my saucer, 'Cause my cup has overflowed." Author Unknown
PS It’s a freaking Christmas Miracle! My garden is growing. I planted the above carrots from seed.
Also, the quail were eating my raspberries and I was ticked at those birds. Even though a few years ago Collin became obsessed with a quail family that would scatter around our yard and he had a whole spiel about how quail stay with their companions forever… But now they are eating my garden and this is serious. Must get a gnome asap.
Of course cute gardening tools are essential.
My next project is to make some garden markers. Loving these garden labels.