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« on: July 11, 2014 08:11:19 AM »

One of the hanging Morrocan style lanterns on my porch recently took a nasty tumble.  The result was a lot of shattered glass, and an empty hook just begging to be filled.  As our apartment overlooks a wooded area, there are also a lot of birds who frequent our porch and I had been meaning to get them a bird feeder.  But then I asked myself, why go buy one, when I can make one?



The inspiration came from this tutorial on My So Called Crafty Life: DIY Teacup Bird Feeder.  I picked up the teacup and saucer from Goodwill for $1, and all the other supplies came out of my stash, including the chain, oversized clasp, decorative clasps that I used in place of bails, charms and beads. 



The cup itself was cute, and had a raised leaf pattern on it, but it couldn't be seen well as it was unpainted, so I highlighted the leaves with enamel ceramics paint, and fired it in the oven.  A little E6000, some chain, and voila!  New bird feeder for my feathered friends.

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« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2014 08:49:24 AM »

This is so cute!  Love it!
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« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2014 08:54:19 AM »

This is super cute! Are the chains glued to the saucer?
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« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2014 11:07:31 AM »

Too cute!
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« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2014 11:29:38 AM »

This is super cute! Are the chains glued to the saucer?

The chains are attached to the bails, which are glued to the saucer. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2014 06:49:10 AM »

That's so cute! I'll bet you have lots of happy birds in your yard.  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2014 08:58:58 AM »

Thanks racky!
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« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2014 10:42:09 AM »

very nice, are the birds using it?
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