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DIY Tea Cup Bird Feeder

The snow is melting and spring is just around the corner (yay!). I have been thinking a lot lately about what I would like to do outside in our gardens. I don’t have much of a green thumb, things tend to die quickly in our yard (whoops). I have found a lot of great yard/garden décor ideas online that I want to make to jazz up our yard. I thought what better way to welcome all of our feathered friends back than with this adorable tea cup bird feeder?

tea cup bird feeder

You only need a few things and you are ready to rock and roll!

Tea Cup Bird Feeder

What you need:

  • A tea cup and saucer.
  • Wild bird seed.
  • SUPER adhesive glue.
  • A hanger or string.

tea cup bird feeder

  1. Make sure your cup and saucer are clean and dry.
  2. Squeeze some of the glue onto the edge of your saucer. Tip your tea cup onto its side and place on-top of the glue. You will need to let it set for about 24 hours before you hang it outside.
  3. Next all you have to do is pour in your birdseed and hang up your feeder. I found this “gutter hanger” in the dollar store and thought it would work best. My feeder still needs a bit of time to set, but I can’t wait to put it outside and watch the birds!

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Jennifer Hunt is the owner/licensee of Guelph Mompreneurs, the creative mind behind Imagine With Paper, and a social media footprint in the Guelph-Wellington area with her blog My Big Blue World which is focused on the adventures – and misadventures – of being a mom of 3 boys. She describes herself as a “serial crafter and DIY addict” and sometimes finds it hard to step away from pinterest. Although life can get pretty hectic she has decided to add a new blog “Goddess With a Gluegun” into the mix.

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  1. Oh my gosh I love this. It might be my obsession with tea cups talking though! I just made tea cup candles, check it out at

    I wish I had a cup and saucer left over so I can make these…guess I am going to the thrift store again!!

  2. Doris Calvert says:

    Awesome! We love birds and have tons of species in our yard and different feeders and this is such a great idea, thanks!

  3. I love this teacup bird feeder. Very cute, reto and sweet!

  4. LOVE this! Just pinned it! Life to the full! Melissa

  5. Michelle armstrong says:

    What a creative unique idea! Birdies. Will be eating in style. Lol

  6. Cheryl Grandy says:

    I think this would be a pretty way to reuse a cup and saucer set with a crack or small chip in it – much better than throwing it away. Thanks for the idea.

  7. Christy Martin says:

    Very cute idea! I have a bankers box full of single sets or mismatched cups and saucers, what a good idea to finally put them to use and keep them intact at the same time.

  8. Kathy Bolton says:

    is the Elmer’ glue strong enough to hold the cup and saucer together outside in the rain?
    I used E600 on a tea cup/saucer . It came unglued. thx for the response
    this would make a great “scout” project .

  9. Love this idea as i am also a mommy of 3 rambunctious boys,this will give them good reason to sit still a few minutes!

  10. Love this! Will be grabbing a few teacups the next time I am at a thrift store! Need this Calgary snow to go away long enough to get out and hang it. :0

  11. What a great idea! What a fun way to feed the birds :) I would love for you to linkup some of your projects at my T.G.I.F. Linky Party :) Have a great day!

  12. I love the look of this bird feeder. It’s sooo pretty!

  13. You inspire me! Thank you so much for visiting Wonderfully Creative Wednesday last week Jody! I picked your project as one of my favorite links from last week. You can see it here:

    Best Wishes,


  14. I saw something similar in a magazine recently, but it was only a photo. It really is a quick, cute craft, & would make a nice housewarming gift with a bag of bird seed.

  15. I was wondering if hot glue gun glue would be strong enough?

  16. Babby Blair says:

    what kind of adhesive did you use. I used 2 part epoxy and it still fell apart. And yes it was super clean.


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