One of my favorite parts of being a homeowner is the ability to design and create a space where my family can live and where we can spend time together. I take a lot of pride in our home and enjoy all the chores and duties (okay, maybe not all, but most) that are required to keep up both our house and our yard.
Speaking of our yard, it’s one of my favorite things about our home. I love being outside with our kids, whether we are riding bikes, rocking in the chairs on the front porch, eating dinner together on the back deck, or exploring around in the woods. I love that we have lots of room to run around and play, as well as areas to garden.
We have enjoyed all the wildlife outside too, especially the birds. Sometimes I wish I could just escape the responsibilities of adulthood, specifically setting an alarm to wake me up in the morning, and just let the birds do it. I love laying in bed, hearing them chirp away as the sun rises and a new day starts. I’ve never really been a bird person, but I am enjoying having them in our yard. We have a few bird feeders and a birdbath already, but I love this DIY idea for making teacup bird feeders that I found on Pinterest.
Most of the time when I’m wandering around a flea market, I’m not really looking for anything specific, I just enjoy the experience. I see all the “stuff” from the different vendors and imaging what kind of treasures I could turn them into. Of course, sometimes I go on a mission, looking for a few table legs or post railings. I found exactly what I was looking for and was thrilled! In addition to legs or posts (which you could buy new), you’ll also need some teacups and saucers (I bought mine at Goodwill), sandpaper, adhesive and birdseed.
Depending on your style, you could have a little fun and mix and match teacups and saucers. I found this set and liked how simple it was.
With your sandpaper, begin by lightly sanding the bottom of the cup and the top of the saucer where the cup will sit. Doing this will allow for a better bond.
Following the instructions on your adhesive, apply it around the base of the cup and on the saucer where the two will meet. Attach the cup to the saucer, press firmly (the instructions on the Goop I used had me wait 2 minutes before attaching my pieces together).
Finish attaching all of your cups to your saucers. Again, following the specific instructions on your adhesive, wait the set amount of time to allow the adhesive to cure (dry).
Once adhesive is dry, turn the cup and saucer upside down and sand a small spot in the center of the saucer.
Apply your adhesive to both the bottom of your saucer and the top of your post.
Attach the remaining saucers to your posts and wait the directed drying time.
Once the saucers are cured to the posts, it’s time to decide where to place them in your yard. We have a few trees on our side yard that I thought would be the perfect place for these teacup bird feeders.
I dug a small hole and “planted” the posts, packing in the soil around them to stabilize them.
Next I add water to the cup and birdseed to the saucer.
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