I love this bird feeder! It's such a cute way to attract birds to your yard and while re-purposing old or unused mugs, teacups and saucers instead of throwing them out, or having them clutter up your home.
All you need to make this craft is a teacup, small plate, glue and rope. Try making one for your backyard or porch, or to give away as gifts to friends and family. It will definitely be an eye catching and practical addition to your backyard, and you will enjoy hours of watching your winged friends!
There are lots of different ways to make a bird feeder out of teacups and saucers, so try the version that you like best!
We attached rope to ours, but you can simply attach the mug's handle to a hook and hang it on your fence or garden lattice, or hang it from a plant hook in your lawn or garden.
If you prefer, you can arrange the cup so it's standing up instead of on its side on the saucer. This way the birds can easily perch on the saucer and eat the seeds inside the mug with less mess.
If you want to make something a little more difficult - but totally worth it - try this teapot birdhouse with teacup bird feeder. It will definitely add an extra element of whimsy to your yard!
This teapot bird feeder is also a really fun way to feed your birds, plus it lets you hold more seed. Just make sure the branch is strong enough to hold the extra weight of the teapot!
You can also attach your teacups and saucers to garden stakes and place them throughout your yard and garden.
Personally, I just love the touch of whimsy these bird feeders add to a yard.
Below you can find the list of materials and the instructions you'll need to make our teacup bird feeder. Let us know how it turns out!
- teacup and saucer
- ceramic glue
- bird feeder hanger
- Start by gluing the side of your teacup to your saucer. Let dry.
- Cut three long pieces of twine about two feet long. Knot the three strands together near one end. Glue the knot onto the bottom middle of the saucer.
- Once the glue is dry, take your three strands of twine and gather them above the teacup. Make sure the teacup hangs level and then tie the three strands into a knot.
- Your teacup is now ready for outside! Fill with birdseed and enjoy your new bird friends!
Do you know someone who would love this DIY project? Make sure to share the instructions with them.
You can watch our video below that shows you step by step how to make these adorable teacup bird feeders.