How I Made a Teacup Bird-Feeder & 3 Things I Learned
I am almost done with my 21 Days of Tea Series. I still have some teacup crafts to do though. Turning a teacup and saucer into a bird-feeder is one of them. I followed these directions. But I didn’t glue my teacup and saucer to copper tubing and a copper cap.
- Instead I glued them to a solar light stake. You can buy them at the Dollar Store, but I wanted mine to look a little more upscale. I bought mine at WalMart for $1.97.
- I also didn’t use hot glue or E6000. E6000 has such a caustic smell and the last time I used it, I gave myself an asthma attack.
- I used Loctite glue. It is good for extreme conditions: hard & soft materials, water, uv, vibration, and impact resistant, low odor and acid free. It was easy to work with and didn’t impact my breathing. It cost about the same as Gorilla glue and E6000.
Other Ideas to Try
- This teacup was glued to pvc piping. Here is another one that used pvc pipe for the teacup and saucer.
- Stair railings also make great supports.
- Wine bottles or floral vases can be used as the support for the tea-cup and saucer.
- Instead of gluing the tea cup flat on the saucer, try it it on its side.
Your Turn . . . If you’ve done this craft, show us a photo and tell us your hints.
Crafts & Food Made for the 21 Days of Tea Series . . .
- 3 Teacup Cupcake Recipes You Need to Try for Your Next Tea Party
- 7 Tips for Turning a Tea Cup and Saucer into a Candle
- Cream Cheese Mints – Great Party Nibbles
- Earl Grey Cookies (recipe roundup) – Tasty with Teas
- Heart-Shaped Hand-Sewn Tea Bags
- Hostess Gift for Tea Party
- Making a Small Teacup Pincushion
- How I Made a Teacup Bird-Feeder & 3 Things I Learned
- Two More Tea Wallets
21 Days of Tea after the jump
- Sweet & Spicy (cinnamon dominant herbal blend)
- Zen (lemon grass, spearmint, green tea)
- Rainforest Red (red rooibos, hibiscus, chicory root, blackberry leaves, orange peel, ginger root, acai)
- English Breakfast
- Earl Grey (blend of black teas, oil of bergamot)
- Tulsi Sweet Rose (blend of tulsi and sweet rose)
- Pomegranate Raspberry Green Tea (green tea, chamomile, hibiscus flowers, orange peel, citric acid, pomegranate flavor, raspberry flavor, Japanese matcha)
- Green Moroccan Mint (green tea, spearmint, peppermint, lemongrass) – all organic and fair trade certified
- Orange Spice Black Tea (blended black tea, orange peel, cinnamon, orange oil, clove flavour)
- Russian Morning #24 – loose leaf (Russian blend of black China, Ceylon, and India Teas)
- Green Tea with Blueberries (Green Tea with Nature Identical Blueberry Flavour )
- Constant Comment (black tea with orange rind, sweet spices)
- Japanese White Tea Powder
- Winter Solstice (blend of black teas, spices, vanilla, citrus)
- Wild Raspberry Hibiscus Herbal Tea (hibiscus, orange peel, lemongrass, rose hips, raspberry flavour, licorice powder, citric acid)
- Tangerine Orange Zinger Sweet Iced Tea (hibiscus, rosehips, orange peel, hawthorn, tangerine, rebiana, blackberry leaves)
- Coconut Chai (Ceylon & Assum Tea, cinnamon, ginger, Island coconut)
- Honey Vanilla Chai (white tea, black tea, roasted chicory, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, cardamom, black pepper, nutmeg, honey)
- Compared 3 Earl Grey Teas. See Day 6 for ingredients.
- Sleepytime Extra (chamomile, tilia estrella flowers, valerian, spearmint, West Indian lemongrass, hawthorn, orange blossoms)