16 July 2012
How to Make a Bird Feeder with a Tea Cup
Make a bird feeder using antique or thrift store tea cups is a great way to make an inexpensive, but practical yard ornament.
Plug in the hot glue gun to get it heating up. This can take upwards of 10 minutes. Carefully drill 3 small holes in the sides of the tea cup about 3/4 of an inch down from the lip. Drill 2 holes on either side of the handle area and 1 directly across from the handle. These will support the cup when it hangs.
Apply large amounts of hot glue to the bottom of the cup and a small amount on the saucer. Fix the cup to the saucer and allow to completely dry before moving. Epoxy rated for outdoor use can also work if necessary.
Break the links in the chain or cut the rope to create 1 long strand and 3 shorter strands. Thread the shorter strands through the holes in the cup. Relink the chain as needed to attach. Attach the three chains together to the longer one. Fill the cup with bird seed and hang wherever desired.
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