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Teacup bird feeder on a Pole

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Hearing the birds singing brings me joy; therefore, I created some adorable teacup birdfeeders to feed my little visitors. 

The inspiration for this feeder is from a bird feeder my husband created years using a ceramic cup and saucer that he made. 

How to Make a Teacup Bird Feeder 

Learn how to make a simple teacup bird feeder that will bring joy and beauty to your garden


teacup bird feeder on a copper pole in the garden

Teacup Bird Feeder

If you enjoy feeding the birds I think you will enjoy my posts about pinecone birdfeeders, orange birdfeeders, wine bottle bird feeders, and DIY birdfeeder ideas.

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Teacup Birdfeeder Step-by-Step Directions

**Before you begin I recommend you watch our how-to video (HERE).

I started out with a plain white cup and saucer so I painted them with fairy lilies.

1. Drilling Holes In Teacup and Saucer

Before drilling the holes I measured and marked the center of the cup saucer. 

Then I added a little bit of water to the surface in the area I would be drilling. 

Next, I drilled the cup from the inside and through the bottom using the same process as above.

Note: I used a masonry drill bit to drill the holes.


Drilling a hole in a painted saucer on a wood table in the yard

Make a hole in the saucer.

2. Preparing Copper Cap

The copper pipe cap was domed so I used a block of wood and hammer to flatten the dome.

Hammering the copper cap to make it flat

Hammer cap

Next, I used a drill with a 1/8″ drill bit to drill a hole in the center of the cap.

drilling a hole in a Copper pole cap on a piece of wood in the yard

Drill copper cap

3. Cutting the Copper Pipe

I cut the copper pipe into 30″ long pieces using a pipe cutter. 


Cutting the copper pole to with a pole cutter on a wooden table in the yard

Cut the pole

The copper cap should fit perfectly on the end of the copper pipe. I checked it to be sure before continuing.

Placing the copper cap on the copper pole on a wood table in the yard

Place cap on the pole

4. Assembling the Teacup Birdfeeder

To assemble the bird feeder I placed a screw from the inside of the cup and then into the top of the saucer.

Pushing the screw that is sticking out the bottom of the cup through the hole in the saucer

Attach saucer

Next, I place the top of the copper pipe cap on the screw under the saucer.


Attach the copper cap to the screw that is sticking out the bottom of the sacuer

Attach the cap

Then, using pliers I held the copper cap while screwing the screw into the entire bird feeder assembly through the inside of the teacup.

Holding the cap with pliers while using a drill to tighten the teacup assembly

Tighten teacup assembly 

Next, I insert the copper pipe into the copper pipe cap at the bottom of the bird feeder assembly.

Placing the teacup assembly on the copper pipe in the yard

Attach the pipe to the cap

5. Filling the Bird Feeder

Place the open end of the pipe into the ground. Then fill.

Note: The squirrels love these feeders as much as the birds so I had to switch my birdseed to the hot stuff (squirrels will not eat it).

Pouring birdseed into the teacup bird feeder in the garden

Adding bird seed


Top view of the Bird feeder filled with bird seed in the garden

Teacup bird feeder with birdseed


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Thursday 30th of March 2023

This is so cute and such a pretty teacup. I'll be featuring this post at Thursday Favorite Things today. :) Pam at An Artful Mom

Susan Fehner

Wednesday 4th of May 2022

Love the tea cup ♥️

Jackie Shrum Cameron

Tuesday 3rd of May 2022

Love this idea 🌷💖

Karins Kottage

Monday 2nd of May 2022

Fun and cute idea for the yard! Great tutorial on how to drill into the plate and tea cup using a little water. Great job.


Monday 2nd of May 2022

Love this bird feeder idea!

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