DIY Teacup Bird Feeder

I’ve admired teacup bird feeders for a while, so it’s time to show you how to make your own teacup bird feeder.

Any mug will do, but an antique looking mug or a mug with a vintage look will add that wow factor.

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Don’t leave the little birds hungry! Well, while you might not be hungry at this time of year, it’s a pleasure to see you.

Make birdhouses yourself

What do you need:

  • Teacup and saucer (candy store, dollar store…)
  • Glue E6000
  • String or twine for hanging
  • birdseed
  • 1 table knife


Wash and dry the teacup and saucer thoroughly. As you can see mine don’t match so now is a good time to take advantage of those odds and eds! Especially when you like a cup of tea but your saucer is broken and vice versa. Washing will remove all oils from your hands.


Place your cup of tea on the saucer and use a table knife to hold it in place. Sometimes you need to place the knives on the sides of the teacup, sometimes just on the back. Experiment until this is the angle you want. Leave the knife in place and carefully remove the glass. Spread a thick layer of glue on the teacup and place it on the saucer. Adjust the knife if necessary.

Set aside according to the directions on the adhesive and allow to dry. I put mine on a table for two days. Check that the cup does not slide left or right. If so, flatten it and put a knife on the side(s) it falls on. You need the handle to hang it up.

Once it’s completely dry and set, add a piece of string or twine to your handle, fill with birdseed, and hang!


Note: If you’re looking for the perfect saucer and teacup, position them however you want your bird feeder to look. You can see that some shapes of teacup work better than others.



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