Upcycled crafts are such a fun way to make something that would otherwise get thrown away into something useful and new. What funner way to upcycle than by making a Teacup Bird Feeder. Read on to see how easy it is to make this fun craft for your feathered friends.
How to make a Teacup Bird Feeder
Today is Earth Day. A day dedicated to bringing awareness to the many things we can do to make our Earth a better place. Because I have 4.5 kids it’s important for me to leave this planet better than I found it by teaching them to always look for new life in the products around us.
So it’s always fun when we can find use for a product we no longer use as it was first intended. That’s why I love the idea of taking an old Teacup and saucer we had that was a lone survivor of an old set and we decided to bring it forward as a gift to our feathered friends.
Make an Upcycled work of art!
First begin with a teacup and saucer. Any teacup and saucer will do. Don’t have any extra ones? You can easily find a lone pair at any Thrift store or Goodwill.
Any set will do in which you can just set the teacup on top of the saucer sideways.
Then go ahead and wipe down the teacup set or wash to make sure there’s no grease or dust that will prevent it from sticking completely.
Before gluing Test out to see where you will place the teacup on the saucer. This is important because you don’t want to be doing this once you have glue on it.
Finally glue with an industrial strength glue. I use E600 glue because it will be able to hold the weight placed by bird and saucer.
Set it for at least 24 hours!
Then fill with seeds and wait for birds to enjoy!
This is such a fun project you can make so many variations of. Including having it go upright or sideways. The sky is the limit. However, most important you are repurposing a product to bring it new life in a wonderful way.
Can you imagine the learning experience for your little ones? They’ll not only love doing this project and seeing the outcome but they’ll start coming up with fun ideas using other everyday products. We’ve already got a flower planter bird bath project lined up in the near future.
Looking for another fun DIY Bird Seed project? Check out my DIY Bird Seed ornaments .
Have extra bird seeds? Make slime with them! Check out how Sugar Spice and glitter makes Bird Seed Slime!
Comments & Reviews
This is so cute! I’ve been wanting a bird feeder for our backyard. This is a good idea!
Mandy P says
Cute and easy idea to bring nature closer to home! Now to figure out where to hang it outside the apartment!
oh how darling this came out! I haven’t tried Green Works yet, I just tried Seventh Generation and I was happy to see that it works (I figured it wouldn’t based on a similar product I tried), I want to try Green Works!
Michele Ash says
Thanks so much for the Information/DIY Project on Green Work of Art: How to Make a Teacup Bird Feeder! This is really a terrific Idea! I really do love it! I have several teacup and saucer pairs that don’t match anything and are just in the basement sitting there! This is a terrific Idea to do with them! I do have the Green Works container with the wet sheets in it! I keep it in the bathroom, just in case, you know. Thanks so much for sharing your information/DIY Project on Green Work of Art: How to Make A Teacup Bird Feeder with all of us! I truly honestly appreciate it! Thanks again! Michele 🙂
This is so cute! I live in an apartment, but I wonder if the birds would come up to the balcony! I love love this idea 🙂
Oh my gosh! I love this! I have teacups with plates that I don’t use, and this would be perfect for it!!! I just need some glue! Thanks for sharing!
Katie M says
This is such a cute idea for a bird feeder and I have so many cups to choose from!