Last week when I posted my staked teacup bird feeder I promised a few readers who emailed me that I would share another version… so here it is.
An easy to make hanging teacup bird feeder.
Hold the teacup in a natural way letting gravity show you where it needs to be so that it hangs nicely.
Then lower onto the saucer. This is how it should be glued onto the saucer.
Place a line of glue down the side of the teacup directly opposite the handle.
I use a piece of painters tape to help guide me. My line was still a little crooked… ummm… maybe a lot crooked, lol, but it doesn’t really matter.
Like last week’s bird feeder you can use Marine Goop adhesive, which is available at big box home improvement and department stores. I’ve also heard that E6000 works well, but I’ve never used it myself.
Place the teacup on to the saucer. Where the teacup goes on the saucer totally depends on the shape of the teacup and how it fits onto the saucer.
This ones fits nicely inside the saucer.
Use painters tape to hold the teacup in place, making sure that the handle is sticking straight up.
Once the teacup is where you want it, apply painters tape right across the top of the teacup over the handle as shown in the above pic.
It’s important that it stay in place while the glue cures. This one wasn’t ready by posting time.
I just used a vintage necklace that’s been waiting for a wind chime project.
Because of the shape of this teacup it had to be glued onto the saucer in a different way than the one I used for the demo.
The bottom rim of this teacup fits perfectly on the edge of the saucer… so that’s how I glued it.
The nice thing about this style of teacup bird feeder is that if you use a teacup with a beautiful interior like this one it will still be visible when filled with bird seed.
This version can also be staked like last week’s teacup bird feeder if preferred to hanging.
This bird feeder is perfect for gardens frequented by smaller feathered friends. As long as there are no crash landings there shouldn’t be too much spillage.
Don’t forget to pin it!
Thanks so much for reading, and until next time…