Tuesdays Tunes

I am listening to the little tweety birds outside and loving their sounds.  I have bird feeders and birdhouses set out for them and I have about 6 families of Eastern Bluebirds.  I got to thinking about Christmas, or just anytime you might want to make something for all the feathered friends.

Teacup and Saucer  Bird feeder.

This would be a fun craft activity to do with older children (with adult supervision), a charming homemade gift for Mother’s Day, or even a hostess gift for a bird lover or gardener.  It’s fairly straightforward, only requiring a few items.

Gather:

1.  Teacup and saucer–This can be anything you have on hand, mismatched or otherwise.  I found a few individual vintage teacups and saucers at a local antiques store for $10.00 or less.20181030_151124

2.  Sandpaper

3.  Super adhesive glue–I used E6000.

4.  Twine, string, or yarn

5.  Birdseed–My birds seem to like a sunflower and safflower seed mix.

Directions:

1.  Thoroughly wash and dry teacup and saucer.

2.  Use sandpaper to scratch teacup and saucer where the two surfaces meet.  This helps them to adhere together once glued.

3.  Squeeze a small amount of glue onto the surface of the saucer.  Next, tip teacup onto its side and place on top of the glue.  Allow 24-48 hours before hanging outside.

4.  Pour birdseed into teacup bird feeder and hang in your garden.

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