Tea Cups for the Birds!

Ever wonder what to do with your Grandma's (or mom's!) old Fine China teacup set!? For many of us, gone are the days of sipping tea on the front porch at 4pm from our finest porcelain. These teacups usually have a sentimental value, so rather than put them out at the next garage sale, why not re-purpose them for the birds! See how you can create a beautiful bird feeder in as easy as 1-2-3 steps!


Teacup Bird Feeders


What you need

  • "Vintage" teacup and saucer

  • Strong adhesive glue

  • Green Painter's tape

  • Birdseed

  • String, rope, or light chain


What to do

  1. Using the cup and saucer, establish an area on the saucer where the teacup can rest/lay safely and securely when glued (without too many gaps underneath). Make sure the teacup handle is facing up, as that is where it will hang from

  2. Using the glue, secure the teacup to the saucer and hold it down with green painter's tape until it is bonded and dry.

  3. Fill the cup and saucer with birdseed, it will naturally flow out of the cup, tie a string around the teacup handle and hang outside! Like the one photographed here from Color Me Thrifty


For a different option, if hanging your bird feeder isn't possible or you worry it may fall and break, try gluing the bottom of the teacup to the natural center of the saucer where it would normally sit! Fill it with birdseed and place in an open area in the yard, balcony, or porch and hear the birds chirp in delight! Be prepared to also get a visit from a few squirrels and chipmunks too, as this is easy access to a tasty treat!




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