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
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- Teacup and saucer
- Screw (1″ sheet metal screw)
- Copper pipe cap 1/2″
- Copper pipe 1/2″
- Enamel paint (optional)
- Drill to make the holes
- 1/8″ drill bit
- Drill for assembling
- Masonry drill bit
- Pipe cutter
- Birdseed (I use this kind since squirrels do not like it)
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.
2. Preparing Copper Cap
The copper pipe cap was domed so I used a block of wood and hammer to flatten the dome.
Next, I used a drill with a 1/8″ drill bit to drill a hole in the center of the cap.
3. Cutting the Copper Pipe
I cut the copper pipe into 30″ long pieces using a pipe cutter.
The copper cap should fit perfectly on the end of the copper pipe. I checked it to be sure before continuing.
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.
Next, I place the top of the copper pipe cap on the screw under the saucer.
Then, using pliers I held the copper cap while screwing the screw into the entire bird feeder assembly through the inside of the teacup.
Next, I insert the copper pipe into the copper pipe cap at the bottom of the bird feeder assembly.
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).
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