Much like I am in real life, I am consistently late on these blog posts. But, hey, at least I’m consistent?
Anyway, with summer coming up quickly and with it, open-window season, I wanted to make something for the lovely birds in my yard. Well, more for the cats, but the birds get a free meal out of it.
I’ve seen this idea floating around Pinterest and thought it’d make a quick and cute project. It’s simple and cheap to make, too! All you need is a teacup and saucer, some ribbon or twine, strong glue (I used E6000), and some birdseed.
I found the teacup and saucer at my local Goodwill. I have heaps of twine and ribbon laying around from other crafts. I picked twine, since I’ve been digging the shabby chic look lately. I know very little about birdseed, so I just bought the smallest bag I could find at Home Depot.
The instructions for this craft are super easy. Step 1: Turn the teacup on its side. Step 2: glue teacup to saucer.
The glue I used takes time to cure, and is malleable for a good while after you first stick things together. Because of the shape and weight of my teacup, I ended up using a bunch of washi tape to hold the cup where I wanted it to be. It’s not pictured below, but I also commandeered some of my fiance’s metal D&D figures to hold the rim of the cup down.
I let my glue cure overnight – a good 20 hours or so – before I removed the washi tape and added my twine. I wrapped the twine around the teacup handle several times and used just the smallest touch of liquid super glue to keep it in place.
I used some liquid super glue on the knot I made at the other end of the twine, just to be sure it stayed knotted. I hung the final product from the magnolia tree in my front yard, easily viewable from my living room windows.
I haven’t noticed any more birds than usual, but I have noticed that my squirrel neighbors seem to be pleased. And the cats are loving the live shows!