Let it go to the birds! Swallows, finches and wrens will flock to your yard with this whimsical take on a classic birdfeeder.
The fun starts at thrift stores and garage sales where you’ll be able to scrounge up vintage teacups in varied colors and sizes for reduced prices. Mix and match cups and saucers, or keep a set together. Either way, this is an attractive way to feed the birds!
For some extra guidance, check out this tutorial by Intimate Weddings for its step-by-step photos!
To make this DIY birdfeeder, you’ll need: 3 feet of copper plumbing pipe, a copper cap (you’ll find both at your local hardware store), fine-grit sand paper, teacup, 5-minute epoxy, a mixing tray, Q-tips and birdseed.
1. Sand the bottom of the copper cap, the bottom of the cup, the inside of the saucer and the bottom of the saucer. This will help everything adhere better.
2. Mix the epoxy (it’s similar to glue) and then place the glue on the bottom rim of the cup and the inside of the saucer.
3. Quickly set the cup on top of the saucer and hold it in place for a few seconds.
4. Wait for thirty minutes and then turn it over and place a small dab of the epoxy on the copper cap and back of the saucer.
5. After it’s dried for a full hour, place your copper pipe inside of the cap and then poke it into the ground.
6. Sprinkle birdseed in the cup and saucer, and then wait for the birds!