Dollar Store Craft Challenge-- Teacup Bird Feeder

I'm joining up with a group of bloggers today to bring you our dollar store craft challenges.  This is where we take a few supplies found at the dollar store and turn it into something fabulous and fun.  I ended up making an adorable teacup bird feeder. 





I had planned on making some wood burned or decoratively painted Dollar Store wooden spoons but when I got to my local dollar store they didn't have any!  I wandered around for a while up and down aisles trying to some up with some other craft.

I finally bought a little teacup and saucer and decided to try making a cute bird feeder.


First I glued the cup and saucer together using E600 and setting it aside for 24 hours to dry.


Once it was dry and cured I used some paint markers to decorate my teacup. 


I kept the design simple and just made it up as I went along


After the paint was dry I did spray two coats of a spray sealer over it all and then set the project aside one final time until the sealer dried.

I wasn't sure how to hang my bird feeder though.  For now I have it tied up with ribbon and hanging from one of my garden stakes.


But I do love the whimsy of a teacup in my garden!


How did we all meet the challenge?
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Comments

  1. The teacup looks like a sweet little design you bought not one that you created . So weet. Great little addition to the garden.

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    1. Oh, thank you! I did have to wipe off my first few tries until I found a cute little design I loved.

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  2. This turned out so cute!! I Love it and I'll bet your birdies do too!

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  3. Cute project. I'm afraid between the dogs and the squirrels/chipmunks it wouldn't last long.

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    1. I wasn't sure how it would fare with out cat either; I try to keep our bird feeders up higher so they're safe from our predator.

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  4. This is such a cute idea!! There will be fights at dawn between the local birds and squirrels in my garden tho! xx Maria | Passion fruit, Paws and Peonies

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  5. I just don't know why I haven't done this yet. I always love tea cup bird feeders and like you I love the whimsy of it. It's always a disappointment to visit the dollar store with a project in mind and they are out of your needed supplies! Your tea cup bird feeder is really fun!

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    1. Thanks. I was so happy to find a plate and cup that went together at the dollar store; I thought I was going to have to come up with a third idea!

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  6. Só cute. I love how you painted tea cup. Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned.

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    1. Without the paint it was just too plain for me. :)

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  7. This is such a fun project! I love the design you created on the cup and saucer. What a great addition to any garden spot.

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  8. The teacup looks so cute & the birds are going to love eating out of it.

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  9. I love your bird feeder. How clever! We have several bird feeders, but we certainly don't have a cup and saucer one! 'Pinning. -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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    1. Thanks. I'd love to take all the credit for it but I did see this idea on a few other blogs.

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  10. What a great idea! I love how you decorated the cup and saucer with paint markers!

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  11. Love this project. I love how you decorated the teacup too! Pinning :)

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  12. I love how you hung the teacup from the shepherd's staff with the pink ribbon. Pink is such a great color!

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    1. Thanks! I don't often get much pink, purple, or "girly" stuff in my life or house so I love to live it up when I can.

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  13. This is such a cute idea! And I love how you decorated the tea cup. So pretty! Pinning!

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  14. What a lovely idea. I was just thinking of getting a bird feeder the other day and love this idea :) Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays last week. Hope you can join us today.

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  15. We have one bird feeder at the moment and I think this would be a great project to fill the tree up. I think it would look so cute with a bunch of these in a tree.Pinned.

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  16. How pretty, I like it! Thanks so much for linking up with me at #AThemedLinkup 15 for Crafts and DIY, open April 15 to 25. All entries shared on social media if share buttons installed. Won’t you check out my other link parties too?

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  17. CONGRATS! Your post is FEATURED at #AThemedLinkup 16 for Gardening from my previous linkup for Crafts and DIY, open April 30 to May 10. All entries shared if social media buttons are installed.

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