Coffee Cup Bird Feeder

I have had numerous bird feeders over the years and when I saw a few teacup bird feeders on Pinterest, I just had to try it for myself. I had a coffee cup and saucer that I didn’t mind parting with, so I gathered up the supplies and gave it a shot. It turned out cute, so now I am on the lookout for some cute teacups and saucers to make more. The only problem I have with the coffee cup birdfeeder is actually catching a bird on it when I have my phone or camera ready!

These are super easy to make and would make a great gift, along with a little package of bird seed, of course!

Coffee Cup Bird Feeder 8First, find a cup and saucer – coffee cups or teacups – and gather up your supplies – rubbing alcohol, ceramic/glass glue, masking tape and twine.

Coffee Cup Bird Feeder 5
Coffee Cup Bird Feeder 4

 

 

Coffee Cup Bird Feeder 7

Wipe down your cup and saucer with rubbing alcohol to clean it.  This will help the glue adhere.

Position your cup so the handle is straight up.
Place a good amount of glue on the saucer where the cup makes contact. I used E6000.

Coffee Cup Bird Feeder 6I used masking tape to secure the cup and saucer while the glue dries.  Let it dry for 24 hours for the best results.

Coffee Cup Bird Feeder 3After it is dry, place the twine (or other string/ribbon) to the handle.  Measure where you are hanging it so you have enough length.

 

Add your birdseed and let the birds enjoy your crafty handiwork!

Coffee Cup Bird Feeder 1

I put my bird feeder right outside my front window.  The curtain stays open when I am home so I can enjoy seeing the birds.  There is a birdbath close by and another bird feeder.  I can’t wait to see if the birds really like it.  I am thinking about adding a larger plate to this to give them more room.  If I do, I will post an update.

Let me know what you think in the comments below.  If you make one, make sure to post the picture along with your comments.

LLOL,

Kathryn

 

 

 

July 4th Decor

Our family loves to celebrate the 4th of July.  We are usually in The Woodlands 4th of July parade with our friends in the Volkswagen clubs.  We decorate our cars and cruise with hundreds of other people, cars, and floats, waving at the spectators and having lots of fun.  Afterwards, our group usually gets together for a picnic and more fun.

Last year, I had seen many projects on Pinterest with pallets.  I decided to make a few flag pallets and it went IMG_0962over very well for the 4th of July.  I even made a smaller one to give away at the picnic with our Volkswagen friends.

Since the 4th is just around the corner, I thought I would share how I made the American Flag pallet to inspire you to get a little crafty this weekend and come up with something for your family or get-together.

First, find a suitable pallet.  It doesn’t need to be “perfect” – sometimes a more rustic look is just what you need.  Pallets that have been treated, will resist bugs and mold much better.  Take a look on Pinterest to find more information that you will ever need on how to pick a pallet.  Pallets are available almost anywhere, and a lot of times for free.  The most I have ever paid for a pallet is $5, from a man in our neighborhood who makes them.  Look on Craigslist, check with your local stores or other businesses.  Ask your friends to check where they work.  You would be surprised where you can find them.  All you have to do is ask.

Flag 01

Next, you will want to tape off the area to spray paint blue.

Flag 2Flag 3

I sprayed every other board red using a piece of Flag 6cardboard to cover the areas I did not want to spray.

 

After that dried, I taped over the red boards and painted the other boards white.Flag 1

If there is anywhere that needs a touch-up, now is the time to take care of that.  Use a large piece of cardboard to keep paint from getting on any unwanted areas.

After giving it some time to dry, spray your stars white.  My husband is always awesome at helping me out, so he made a stencil for the stars.  He made one stencil with five stars on it.  It was much easier than trying to do one star at a time.

Flag 9

I recommend spraying a clear sealer over the entire project so it will last longer, especially if it will be outdoors.

This is a super easy project and a great addition to your party decor.

How do you celebrate the 4th with family and friends?  Do you go all out with decorations, food, and buy fireworks or just head to the local park for the fireworks show?  Leave your comments below.

Now, go have a fun and safe 4th of July weekend!

LLOL,

Kathryn