14 August 2014

DIY Teacup Bird Feeder



When giving gifts, I always try to give something thoughtful and special. Because of this, I sometimes have a hard time coming up with gift ideas!! When I saw this little craft on Pinterest, I knew it would make a great gift andddd it would be something I absolutely could pull off. With a little help from my husband, we turned gorgeous teacups into cute garden accessories that the birds adore.



All you need for this is a teacup, a copper pipe, a pipe adapter, and some epoxy.

Jeremy and I went to the local antique mall and found two teacups we thought would look beautiful in a garden.

Probably the funniest part of this whole process was going to Home Depot and asking them for good strong outdoor glue. They showed us all the cement and concrete glue. When we told them we were just trying to glue a teacup together I think they thought we were joking. We eventually found the perfect epoxy for what we needed.




Step 1: Gather supplies
Step 2: Mix glue based on manufactuerers instructions
Step 3: Glue pipe adapter onto bottom of saucer
Step 4: Spread glue onto bottom of teacup and glue to saucer
Step 5: Let the glue dry completely before attaching the copper pipe


This project is so so simple but the results are pretty great. When we gave one of these teacups to my Mom for her birthday, she couldn't believe we had made it!


Have you crafted anything lately? I'm always looking for fun new ideas :)



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8 comments:

  1. this is so creating! I never would have thought of it but it's super cute and great gift idea. I am such a fan of vintage tea cups. You can find them at all the thrift shops in my town for like $3! what a steal :)

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  2. Okay, this is perfect. I'm making one of these soon!

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  3. Love this so much! A few of these will be making their way into our garden soon!

    -Kate
    www.theflorkens.com

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  4. This is so cute! Projects like these made me wish I lived in a house or had some kind of yard vs. my apartment.. one day!

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  5. I absolutely love this idea! Someday I'll have feeders like this in my garden! :-)

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  6. So cute! Whenever I get a yard, I'm totally making this!

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  7. I always find vintage tea cups at the Estate Sales for cheap. A great way to re-use and re-purpose!!

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  8. This is such a cute idea! I love it. Definitely need to make one for my flower garden. Now to go thrifting/antique shopping. Thanks so much for sharing at Inspire Me Wednesday. Featuring you in this week's issue.

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