Tea cup bird feeders.
Thanks for being here today. This is a very old post from 2010. It’s actually from the beginning of my blogging days.
This is an easy diy
This project cost me a total of $10.00!
I had these tea cups on hand that I picked up from the thrift store.
copper tips and these sticks I picked up all from Home depot
oops I see the paint ran, I will have to touch that up tomorrow….I even glued the spoon to the saucer
Here you can see I put the copper tip at the end of the stick and then glued it to the cup.
. The birds seemed to like them, as the seed was gone pretty quickly.
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Deb, those are so cute!! I love that idea of using teacups and saucers to create bird feeders. Aren't you the creative one!!
Awww….that is just the cutest project. Love the color and creativity in the garden. I just bet you smile every time you look at the bird feeders.
Pam @ Design Fanatic
Debbie, those bird feeders are too cute! Love the periwinkle! Hmmm, what can I paint that color???
So glad you had a wonderful trip to Raleigh. That is one place my girls & I want to go for a weekend adventure. Can't wait to hear about your trip.
Oh Debbie, that's a very creative idea..I love it! Watch out cupboard, here I come, Debbie sent me 🙂
These bird feeders are wonderful and whimsical for sure.
A 2 Z
How cute! It looks like something that we would see in Alice in Wonderland! I'm sure the birds will enjoy eating out of these cups. Where I live we have persistent squirrels that eat everything up. I finally bought a "Squirrel Buster! feeder. Finally the birds have something to eat! LOL Love it!
Adorable, you are so creative! I suddenly feel like a cup on tea now…LOL! Great idea! ~Liz
Im loving that! and you put it out there near that chair I LOVE!! Great project!
Debbie- those are just adorable!! I hope you post a pic of the birds enjoying them!
Debbie those bird feeders turned out GREAT!! Such a great idea. Hope you had a great weekend. Martina
Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti
Debbie this is such a charming idea! I've seen bird feeders like this at such expensive prices but you made them look easy to make! I'll have to look for old teacups in the thrift store and try making some..thanks!
Its So Very Cheri
I will have to come back over–Google is up to their nasty tricks again. I can only see one picture–the one with the paint and blue vases. If they are going to play these games==they should at least let me see the finished product–don't you agree.
You have the cutest things in your yard! Thanks for sharing all your darling ideas for us to copy!
Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures
That is really cute. I love it next to the yellow bench.
Feeling Just Right
Deb! You used those pretty tea cups and glued them? To make bird feeders??!! I'm still containing my surprise. Swallowing. You stuck the spoon even?!
I want to be a bird now! Somebody feed me! (wahhh)
This is SO COOL! I love it. I'll have an earth friendly DIY link thingy this Wed. and since the cup is repurposed, it qualifies. Link this one up. I'm bookmarking it for myself anyway. It's great.
Sylvia (at) Lily's Pad and Petals
How pretty these came out. Each time you look out I bet they put a smile on your face.
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This is adorable!!! You should make some and sell them!
Frog Hollow Farm Girl
A sweet hello from Frog Hollow Farm! I love this idea of whimsy in the garden – don't you just love it when you actually get to follow through on an idea that you've had for a while? I found you on Nancy's Daily Dish and wanted to stop by and say hello! Ciao, bella!
What a cute idea – very whimsical! Thanks for dropping by Atticmag and for the sweet comment.
Cuuute!!! If I was your neighbor I'd be stalking your yard to see what amazing new projects you'd been up to!
I have tagged you, but if you don't do this sort of thing, it's fine too.
Going to vote now!
Inspiration in Italy
How creative and charming! I love it.
Velvet Over Steel
These are the most creative and classiest bird feeders I have Ever seen, Debbie! Not sure I could have 'gorrilla glued' such beautifull tea cups through…. LOL! Thanks for sharing!!
Have a Wonderful Week! ~ Coreen
Blackberry Jam Cafe
Love, Love, Love this idea! I may snag this one, so don't be surprised if a future post links back to yours! Thanks for sharing.
bunny, The Paris House
Oh my goodness how adorable!! I am an avid gardener and live on a little farm in the country in NJ and would love to add this to our garden!! I found you on Frog Hollow's wonderful blog and just wanted to stop by, so glad I did!!
those are so cute, how clever. I've been looking for a way to intice more birds into my garden, I think I have everything I need to copy you—hope you don't mind! Thanks for the inspiriation, and for visiting earlier!
Heidi – Heart and Home
Geezees Custom Canvas Art
That is the cutest idea ever thanks for sharing
I would have never even noticed the paint had you not pointed it out! This is SUCH a great idea!!! My Mother has an annual Mother's Day Tea party where we all dress up Victorian. She has a "Tea Room" in her home. SHE WILL LOVE THIS!!! I'm on a mad hunt now to find my supplies and make one for Mother's Day! Brilliant!!!!
That is so sweet!!
Londen @ Sixty-Fifth Avenue
This is adorable! And so is your fun blog!
Where do you get all of your ideas…you clever thing! I adore this…I guess I am going to be running around trying to find things so I can copy;)!
I am going to have to quit coming here…you make me want to be crafty…is there a pill for that;)?!
Thanks everyone!~ I am glad I gave you inspiration, and if you do use this project please do remember to link back to me:) Thank you, I am hoping to get a picture of some birds on them. And yes they are nice tea cups, but I have to be honest, I have a ton more where those came from:)
Wow Deb they look awsome remember when i made mine i used copper pipe and a large flat washer to secure the bottom of the saucer.Yours are filled with such whimzy i love the short one too with the blue stones so pretty with the yellow bench looks like your mind is just going into creative mode great job:)
I love the teacup bird feeders! That is just the touch of whimsey needed for the garden for sure. I'm gonna have to use this one too! The spoon glued on adds so much more to the look too! Love it!
I may have to start my own linky party called, COPY CAT CREATIONS if there isn't one already, cause I sure would be the hostest w/the mostest on that one! :))
Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions
How cute! I love how you glued the spoon in too!
Visiting from Cheri's linky party.
Awesome, Debbie! You need to be famous on TV, sharing with DIY or HGTV. You rock!
This is such a lovely idea! I love them! too cute!
♥ Sonny ♥
oh my, is that the cutest , ever. I will of course be copying this idea post haste lol..
Hi Debbie, those are so cute!! I make the same kind every year with different teacups and put bird seed in them….Kathy
Hi Debbie, your bird feeders are adorable! I'm loving that periwinkle blue ~ great color choice! Have a great day! ~Marcy
That is the sweetest idea. You'll have to let us know how the birds like them.
Cute little bird feeders. You are very creative!
carissa @ lowercase letters
wow, this is fantastic!!! so unique and creative. i'm so glad you shared it with us!
Those teacup birdfeeders turned out super cute…would love to see more of your garden too…I am off to snoop..hahaha
Stopping by from NTT.
Too cute- love your color choices. And I must mention that I like the new look of your blog.
That is very cute! What a cute idea.
Too cute- love your choice of colors. I love the new look of your blog!
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Your bird feeders are so stinkin cute…I think I just might copy you:) Happy NTT!
so cute and colorful!
Deb, These are adorable! Love it!! I will need to add this to my growing list of projects! Thanks a bunch 🙂
How creative and cute! You are going to get such neat pictures when you have little bird visitors 😉
Love your new header!!! How do you make that cool link bar at the top under your header? I'm pretty computer literate…but somethings stump me!
Wsprsweetly Of Cottages
First of all, thanks so much for stopping by and commenting on the pic. of me at the rink! What a sweet comment you made! 🙂
Secondly, I loved the tea cup project..and would love to know what you glued on the bottom of the cup that you stuck the dowel in. (I have the Gorilla Glue) and I would love to do one of these. I have bought one..but would like to make my own.
And thirdly…YOU HAVE A SYSTEM OF KEEPING UP with visiting blog?? I am having the worst time and get totally rattled when I suddenly realize I have unintentually ignore one of my favorites! I cringe! Is that what you were saying…that you have a system of keeping track??
Those are adorable! I think I need to make some.
hey debbie love this craft- i featured it on my blog jameehomemaker.blogspot.com
Those are extremely cute! I think I'm going to go through my stash and see if I can find some lonely cups and saucers that wouldn't mind being turned into bird feeders. 🙂
Leslie, the Home Maker
OH MY GOODNESS!!!!
I think you just gave me the idea for presents for my girlfriends for their birthdays this year!!
I have seen these cup saucer feeders on another site, and when I wanted to find them again, I couldn't.
Thanks for posting them cuz I was going crazy!
I LOVE the spoon as a perch- genius!
I see a trip to Goodwill for cups/saucers in my future.
I *love* that you even added a spoon! I see these lovely little bird feeders at craft shows all the time and keep meaning to make some!
This would look so whimsical in a flower bed – all Alice in Wonderland topsy turvy teacups! I love it and might have to try it 🙂
This has to be one of the cutest things I have ever seen. Thank you so much for posting!!! I plan on making them this weekend for Mother's Day gifts. Absolutely adorable! Thanks again!!!!
Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden
Those are so cute Debbie! I actually used to have a little business making these and selling them to local shops.
Bet you have happy birds!
Thanks for sharing at My Backyard Eden!
What a great idea! My husband has been dying to put out a feeder to lure the quail into our yard. This will do the trick!
Ladies..run, don't walk to your local thrift shop to pick up tea cups for a song. I see dozens every week at my local Salvation Macys (Army). They also make fabulous little birdbaths 😉
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Deb, that is soooo cute! I think I'll make one for my mom for Mother's Day.
I just LOVE your teacup project. I would like to pass on a Blog Award to you. Please visit http://www.recapturedcharm.com for info!
Holy macanoly…those are so stinking cute. You absolutely amaze me. BTW I was at an auction last night and got a rod iron wall piece and I totally thought of you and how great it would look that bright yellow that you love! Promise I'm not some creepy stalker, I just love how your pieces have turned out!!
Its So Very Cheri
Thanks so much for posting to the DIY Club inc.
It is so fun looking through all the posts.
So cute Debbie! I used to have one of the saucer ones. Now you are inspiring me to recreate it. Thank you. Hope your Mother's Day was great!
Awesomely sweet and cute! The birds in my neighborhood would love this idea…my kiddos would love to make it too! Thanks for joining in at the DIY Club!
Debbie, This is simple adorable! Love it! Now I need to find some tea cups and saucers! Great job!Thanks so much for joining The DIY Club this month! We greatly appreciate it! ~ Stephanie Lynn