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Feed our feathered friends

by LaurettaCWright

Cups and saucers: great for drinking from but also fab for turning into other useful items like candles and bird feeders!

Here's a little weekend project to help our feathered friends throughout the winter, and the great news is, it doesn't cost the earth, with materials being sourced from places like charity shops and boot fairs.

Step 1: Turn the saucer on its side so that the handle is facing upwards. Dab some strong superglue like gorilla glue to the teacup and place in the centre of the saucer (for even weight distribution). Then tape the cup to the saucer so that it doesn't move and leave to dry overnight.

Step 2: Remove the tape and check that the saucer has taken to the cup and is secure. Get some twine and tie it through the handle of the cup and on to a branch that can be easily reached. Finish off with some bird seed. Stand back and admire.

Project seen in Style At Home Magazine (Sep 2015 issue)

17 comments

Kara 15th May 2018 - 1:52 pm

We love feeding the birds although the pesky squirrels have ruined all our bird feeders

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Justine 14th May 2018 - 5:25 pm

Oh, this is lovely. Such a great idea. I think I’ll have to make one for my parent’s garden. They love bird watching.

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Laura 14th May 2018 - 8:10 am

Oh I am loving this quick DIY bird holder! Such a good idea and a great way to repurpose an old cup! Thanks for sharing

Laura x

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LaurettaCWright 14th May 2018 - 12:55 pm

Thanks Laura – glad you like it!

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Laura Dove 13th May 2018 - 5:50 pm

Oh this is adorable! What a lovely idea for a bird feeder, it’s so pretty!

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LaurettaCWright 14th May 2018 - 12:56 pm

Actually it would make a great pressie for someone wouldn’t it?!

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Sophie's Nursery 13th May 2018 - 7:46 am

This is a lovely idea! We have lots of bird feeders but this one is so much prettier! x

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LaurettaCWright 14th May 2018 - 12:05 pm

Glad you like it – it’s a bit unique isn’t it?!

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Stephanie 12th May 2018 - 8:36 pm

Such a cute idea ans simple way to use up the cups and saucers you don’t use anymore.

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fashionandstylepolice 12th May 2018 - 8:23 pm

This is a fab idea. My neighbours have just added this to their garden too.

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Bella and Dawn at Dear Mummy Blog 12th May 2018 - 6:03 pm

I’ve never seen anything like this – its sooooo pretty -we’re off to go and find a pretty cup and saucer! x

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LaurettaCWright 14th May 2018 - 12:06 pm

Try the boot fair – then you’ll find something really unique!

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Lauren Davis 12th May 2018 - 8:25 am

Was literally saying yesterday how I need to get a bird feeder! This is such a cute idea and such a great way to upcycle as well 🙂

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LaurettaCWright 14th May 2018 - 12:07 pm

It’s a great idea for upcycling isn’t it? Something a bit different… I spotted a tea pot birdhouse the other day!

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Kira 12th May 2018 - 7:27 am

My friend makes this type of thing . So cute aren’t they?

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Helen 11th May 2018 - 7:22 pm

What a lovely idea and such a cute addition to the garden too 🙂

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What Mum Loves 11th May 2018 - 3:12 pm

this is the prettiest bird feeder I have ever seen! Absolutely fantastic idea x

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