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Charming DIY: Transforming Thrift Store Finds into a Tea Cup Bird Feeder!

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I’m excited to share with you a fun and creative DIY project that’s sure to bring a touch of charm to your backyard – a Tea Cup Bird Feeder! I was browsing through my local thrift store, searching the shelves for hidden treasures when I found a quaint tea set. Being in my ‘Grandma Chic’ era I was captivated by its vintage charm, I knew I had stumbled upon something special.

DIY Tutorial: How to Make a Tea Cup Bird Feeder

Materials Needed:

Step 1: Clean the Tea Pot and Saucer

Before starting your project, make sure to thoroughly clean the tea pot and saucer to remove any dirt or residue.

Step 2: Cut the Cedar Picket Fence Board

Using a saw, cut the cedar picket fence board into the following pieces:

  • One bottom base for the tea cup
  • One back piece for the bird feeder
  • Two smaller pieces for the roof of the bird feeder house

Note: These measurements are going to be determined by the size of your tea pot and saucer. I also chose to use the dog-eared part of the wood and replicate it for the top. This is totally up to you!

Step 3: Attach the Base and Back

Apply wood glue to the bottom of the tea cup base and the back piece of the bird feeder. Press them together firmly and secure with nails. Allow the glue to dry completely.

Step 4: Attach the Roof

Repeat step 3 to attach the roof pieces to the back piece of the bird feeder house. Apply wood glue along the edges where the pieces will meet, then nail them together. Let the glue dry thoroughly.

Step 5: Paint or Stain (Optional)

If desired, paint or stain the bird feeder to match your outdoor decor. Allow the paint or stain to dry completely before proceeding to the next step.

Step 6: Glue the Tea Pot and Saucer

Using Loctite Super Glue Gel or outdoor construction adhesive, carefully glue the tea pot to the front of the back piece of the bird feeder house. Also, glue the saucer to the base of the bird feeder. Ensure that the glue is applied evenly and holds the pieces securely in place. Allow the glue to dry completely.

Step 7: Add Screw Eye Hooks and Chain

Attach two screw eye hooks to the pitch of the bird feeder house. Then, thread a length of chain through the screw eye hooks and secure it in place. Make sure the chain is long enough to hang the bird feeder at your desired height in your yard.

Step 8: Hang in Your Yard

Find a suitable location in your yard to hang your tea cup bird feeder. Once you’ve chosen the perfect spot, simply hang it up using the chain and enjoy watching the birds flock to their new feeding station!

With these easy-to-follow steps, you can create a charming tea cup bird feeder to add a touch of whimsy to your outdoor space.