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Treat the chicken in your life to a vintage eating experience
I made this bird feeder for a chicken owner to have an unusual centre piece in their yard with a very practical use as well! It could also be used as a normal bird/animal feeder but you may attract more than you'd hoped for :)

Posted by Crafta La Vista from Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom • Published See Crafta La Vista's 31 projects »
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  • How to make a bird feeder. Teacup Chicken Feeder - Step 1
    Step 1

    Clean out your teacups and jug and leave them to dry

  • How to make a bird feeder. Teacup Chicken Feeder - Step 2
    Step 2

    Take any labels off the teracotta saucer and turn it upside down. This will become your base.

    Mine was 42cm so I managed to fit my jug and 5 cups/saucers around it but depending on the size for your base and the teacups/saucers this could differ

    you could also use a slate tile or something similar but I liked the raised base you got from the saucer

  • How to make a bird feeder. Teacup Chicken Feeder - Step 3
    Step 3

    Glue your jug to the centre of your base. If using Evo-Stik Serious Glue then it's only a few minutes before the glue starts to dry and you can move onto the next peice

  • How to make a bird feeder. Teacup Chicken Feeder - Step 4
    Step 4

    I took my saucers one by one and glued them round in the circle. Some of mine had to slightly overlap, this left a gap between the base and the teacup saucer. To fill this gap I used a little bit of no more nails in the middle of the teacup saucer and then the super glue round the rim of the base.

  • How to make a bird feeder. Teacup Chicken Feeder - Step 5
    Step 5

    I then used the super glue to secure the teacups to the saucers and left to dry overnight. It seemed secure after a couple of hours but I always think it's better leaving super glue as long as you can before moving things.

  • How to make a bird feeder. Teacup Chicken Feeder - Step 6
    Step 6

    You can then full the teacups with bird feed of your choice and the jug with water. sit back and enjoy watching who turns up for the vintage tea party in your garden!

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Zombie Babe
Zombie Babe · 4 projects
Love It!
Crafta La Vista
Crafta La Vista · Edinburgh, Scotland, GB · 33 projects
Thanks Love! It's great what you can make with things from charity shops Tongue
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