18th Mar2015

Teacup Bird Feeder Repurposing Idea

by Dinah Wulf
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Teacup Bird Feeder Repurposing Idea

I love finding pretty teapots and teacup and saucer sets when I go thrift store shopping. You can find some great sets for as little as $2.00 or a pretty pot for $5.00. I always wanted to make a teacup bird feeder and I finally got around to doing it. It’s the perfect project for spring. Oh… and it’s SUPER easy!

I also have to say, the birds in our area LOVE these! They’ve been constantly munching and my little family loves looking out the window and seeing them. Here is what you need.


  • Teapot
  • Teacup and Saucer
  • Chain
  • Twine
  • Charms
  • Pliers (2)
  • Duct Tape (for teapot)
  • E6000 (for teacup and saucer)
  • Birdseed

These are the teacups and saucers I found while thrift shopping. Love the white and gold. I think we may have had similar ones when I was little.

Teacup Bird Feeder Thrift store Makeover

Simply glue the teacups to the saucer with the handle facing up and the teacup on its side. I weaved twine into the chain to make it sturdier.

Chain and Twine

I also added charms with some pliers to the chain.

Teacup Bird Feeder with Charms

I thought it was a nice touch… hopefully the birds think so too.

Teacup DIY Bird Feeder with Charms

Here are the teacup bird feeders. I made two.

Teacup Bird Feeder

Teacup Bird Feeder (4)

For the teapot, simply add a piece of duct tape inside the pot to close the hole to the spout. Fill it with bird seed, then hang it on its side. Here are a couple photos.

Teapot Bird Feeder

Teapot Bird Feeder Trash to Treasure

I thought these would make a great Mother’s Day gift or Teacher’s gift.

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Dinah Wulf
Dinah is a craft, home décor, & DIY Blogger for www.diyinspired.com, a creative blog promoting repurposing through reinvention. She has a Master of Arts Degree in Speech Communication from California State University Fullerton. Formerly an educator at CSUF and business owner, she now is a full time writer, Curator for Style Me Pretty Living, Real Simple Lifestyler, and a member of Martha’s Circle. She has blogged for multiple websites including Angie's List, Fix.com, Home Made Simple, and Sprout Online and has been published in a few magazines and ebooks. Her website, DIY Inspired has been recognized by Mashable, Parenting.com, and Buzzfeed.
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