DIY Teacup Bird Feeder

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. πŸ˜‰ Must get a gnome asap.

Of course cute gardening tools are essential.

Yeah baby!


My next project is to make some garden markers. Loving these garden labels.herb garden labels

23 thoughts on “DIY Teacup Bird Feeder

  1. Lisa

    There is “just” something about cuteness garden tools:) AND that tea cup bird feeder is so SO adorable…I will be sure to show my dear friend. She IS the bird lady…lol…she has more amazing birds in her yard that I have ever seen. She makes her own suet, buys the best bird feed you can get. She really treats them like her children. She will love this!!! Thanks Lizzy!!!

  2. Dana West

    So adorable, Liz! LOVE this idea! Wish I didn’t live in such a rainy climate. I’m afraid if I were to put this in my garden, it would be full of water by days end.

  3. Kristen Howard

    I just love it, the bird feeder is too cute! I bet the birds appreciate it as well, being able to feel fancy when they eat. πŸ™‚
    I can relate to your joy in watching your garden grow! Last year I did tomatoes and basil and I almost cried with happiness when they grew enough to be picked and I used them to make pizza. Yum yum. I highly reccoment basil….it’s super easy not to kill!
    Congrats on your growing garden!

  4. Rosemary

    I really miss the good old days when you were still scrapbooking the “old-fashioned” way, and I’d examine your pages with great delight and marvel at your ingenuity. I’m sorry, but I don’t understand why you’d want a teacup on a pole in your backyard. Seems very silly to me.

    1. Elizabeth Kartchner Post author

      Rosemary, your comment makes me smile. I don’t feel like I ever scrapbooked old fashioned… but I agree that I miss scrapbooking too. Wish there was more time.

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