Make a crafty tenner Turn tea time into feeding time with this vintage table-top bird feeder that will be popular with gardeners, bird lovers and upcycling fans alike.
T This 30-minute bird feeder is a clever double upcycle that's quick and cheap to make. The tea cup and saucer were an online steal at 50p, and the bud vase base cost just £1 from a charity shop. Look for tea sets with hairline cracks or chips to add to the vintage feel, plus they are much cheaper to buy than ones in mint condition. Garden gifts are popular sellers and this unusual feature will be a real talking point.
How to make the tea cup bird feeder
Give the cup, saucer and bud vase a good wash in hot soapy water to remove any residue and dry thoroughly.
Place the bud vase upside down on a table and apply glue around the bottom. Stick the cup and saucer on top and press firmly in place. Leave to dry.
Apply glue around the base of the cup and stick to the saucer. Leave to dry.