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.


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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  1. This is such a cute idea! I wish I could try it but I’m pretty sure the possums would attack it before the birds could get to it!

    Great to find you via the Motivation Monday link up.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

  2. I just LOVE these! They really would make a beautiful gift, but I would keep them for myself!
    Thanks so much for sharing at Something to Talk About!

  3. I love these! Makes such a beautiful bird feeder. Thank you for sharing your talents with us at Brag About It! Hope you’ll join us again next week!

  4. Hi Dinah,
    this is my first time to visit and just loved your elegant and unique bird feeders, they are
    darling and what a great idea………………..
    Thanks for sharing this lovely idea,
    blessings, Nellie

  5. Those are beautiful bird feeders! So simple and easy for me to do. How do they hold up when the birds put wait on the one with the cup and plate? Does it tip at all?

  6. I tried to do the cup and saucer bird feeder, but it didn’t seem like there was enough surface where the two touch for the glue to hold them together 🙁
    Love yours though

  7. Oh thank you for your quick reply, I meant to say I did actually use E6000 – maybe I didn’t use enough . . . does it have to be a large glob ? I will try again, because I think these are SO cute!!

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