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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Tea Cup Bird Feeder

Below are two tea cup bird feeders my husband helped me make. I bought a box of old dishes at a sale and found these cups and saucers. I thought they were so pretty but they were really stained. I had an old glass bed vase and a friend gave me one of hers that she had stuck back. My husband sanded the bottom of the cup and then glued it to the saucer. He also sanded the bottom and the saucer and the vase and glued them together. He cut a dowel into and drove it into the ground and put the vase on it. Now the vase can just be lifted off the dowel to clean it. I am wanted to get some song bird seeds to go it.


16 comments:

  1. Hi Marie ~ Such sweet bird feeders...so pretty! I also wanted to thank you for the Peach Dessert recipe that you shared...we picked up some fresh peaches at a road side stand and I used part of them to make your dessert. We enjoyed it very much. Thank you! Sweet blessings ~ Teri

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  2. Very cute Marie!!! :)
    I love tea cup bird feeders! I think they are so cute and I love the ones you made! :)

    I hope you are having a lovely day! :)

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  3. Oh my, how adorable! Love this idea. I really must head to the thrift shop to find some pretty cups and saucers and then to the store for some gorilla glue! :)

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  4. Hi!
    Thanks for visiting my blog. I love the way you two made that adorable feeder! Great job!

    I drilled holes in my cup and saucer, with a china drill bit. Then used a screw to attach it to a stair rail spindle...
    Penny

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  5. Those tea cup bird feeders turned out GREAT! Just beautiful!!

    Oh, and we do have TONS of squirrels. I have shown them in pictures on my blog a lot because they are ALWAYS trying to get my bird feeder down. We really have a fun time watching their antics!

    Hope you are having a great day.♥

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  6. I think this is truly beautiful and can't wait to go to a garage sale this weekend for this very purpose.

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

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  7. Wow! I am a big fan of tea cups so I think we HAVE to make some of this really sweet birdfeeders!
    Have a lovely day, dearie!

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  8. Thanks for visiting!!! Your little tea cup bird feeders are so adorable. Great idea to use the bud vase and attach it to the tea cup. You and I must live in the same area of NC, since you list the triad in your profile. It was 99 on my car today as I was coming home from work. That is HOT! Have a wonderful day. Love & blessings from NC!

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  9. Hi Marie ~ Lovely to "meet" you! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment...I always enjoy making new friends. :) To answer your question about the chocolate shell...I found coconut oil in Superstore in Canada, but you can find it online through Amazon (in their grocery section) or at a health food store. I hope you have success...it is a great additon to any kitchen and so good for you! :)

    Blessings,
    Camille

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  10. Thanks so much for coming by to visit. These are cute little bird feeders. I also read some of your older posts. That peach dessert sounds delicious. My birthday is in August, so every year my mom makes peach cobbler for my birthday. That's all I ask for. I love it :-) Nice story about the pillowcase dresses. I hadn't heard about that, but what a wonderful idea.
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  11. Your teacup birdfeeder is so cute! I love how you've used that vase to put it on the post. I made one a little differently last year but I do think your way is much easier!

    Manuela

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  12. Wow! What a great idea. I've been wanting to buy a bird feeder but now I think I'll make use of the tea sets we don't use. Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  13. That is such a great idea. I would love to give it a try. Thanks for visiting me and I have enjoyed my visit here, I will be back again soon.

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  14. You make your teacup feeders just like I do. I love them on bud vases as you can slip them off the stake and clean them out. I also grow small slips of plants in some teacup feeders and they look lovely.

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  15. I JUST STARTED EXPERMENTING WITH MAKING DIFFERENT KINDS OF BIRD FEEDERS OUT OF OLD DISHES I HAVE AND ANY HELP WOULD BE APPRECIATED SO MUCH. MY MAIN CONCERN IS THE RIGHT KIND OF GLUE TO USE I AM HAVING TROUBLE WITH IT HOLDING AND ONE KIND I USED WHEN I TURNED MY CLEAR DISHES UPSIDE DOWN AND GLUDED THEY TURNED SMOKEY INSIDE THE DISH. ANY SUGGESTIONS WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.

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