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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

ThiS is For THe Birds!.

This weekend my family and I took a trip to Raleigh -Durham North Carolina.  We had an awesome trip and I will be sharing that with you soon.  On the way home I had a creative thought.  SOme years ago I brought my Mom and Sister to a little tea house in Florida.  I remember walking up to this charming little home and seeing the most adorable bird feeders.  Well that was at least 8 years ago, and time has gone by and I never got around to making one.  That was until today.  Yes, after our trip, I threw in some laundry, watered my plants, ran to the grocery story and the Dollar tree.  I bought some clear vases that I painted them with some left over spray paint.  I asked my awesome hubby if her would mind running up to Lowes to get me some gorilla glue and dowling sticks.  I had this fun project complete within an hour!~ Really hoping the birds like them.  They have added just a touch more whimsy that I was looking for in my Garden. This project cost me a total of $10.00!
I have a lot of tea cups, and I thought I would use them, I do not think these are super good ones, at least I am hoping not, because they are glued together now with GORILLA GLUE
oops I see the paint ran, I will have to touch that up tomorrow....I even glued the spoon to the saucer
I hot glued the stones, it was faster that way, gorilla glue takes some time to set




Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Deb, those are so cute!! I love that idea of using teacups and saucers to create bird feeders. Aren't you the creative one!!

April 25, 2010 at 8:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awww....that is just the cutest project. Love the color and creativity in the garden. I just bet you smile every time you look at the bird feeders.

April 25, 2010 at 8:28 PM  
Blogger Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

Debbie, those bird feeders are too cute! Love the periwinkle! Hmmm, what can I paint that color???
So glad you had a wonderful trip to Raleigh. That is one place my girls & I want to go for a weekend adventure. Can't wait to hear about your trip.

April 25, 2010 at 8:35 PM  
Blogger ~✽Mumsy✽~ said...

Oh Debbie, that's a very creative idea..I love it! Watch out cupboard, here I come, Debbie sent me :-)

These bird feeders are wonderful and whimsical for sure.

April 25, 2010 at 8:39 PM  
Blogger A 2 Z said...

How cute! It looks like something that we would see in Alice in Wonderland! I'm sure the birds will enjoy eating out of these cups. Where I live we have persistent squirrels that eat everything up. I finally bought a "Squirrel Buster! feeder. Finally the birds have something to eat! LOL Love it!

April 25, 2010 at 8:47 PM  
Blogger The Tuscan Home said...

Adorable, you are so creative! I suddenly feel like a cup on tea now...LOL! Great idea! ~Liz

April 25, 2010 at 8:57 PM  
Blogger Here On Crow Creek said...

Im loving that! and you put it out there near that chair I LOVE!! Great project!

April 25, 2010 at 9:59 PM  
Blogger Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Debbie- those are just adorable!! I hope you post a pic of the birds enjoying them!

April 25, 2010 at 10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Debbie those bird feeders turned out GREAT!! Such a great idea. Hope you had a great weekend. Martina

April 25, 2010 at 10:33 PM  
Blogger Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Debbie this is such a charming idea! I've seen bird feeders like this at such expensive prices but you made them look easy to make! I'll have to look for old teacups in the thrift store and try making some..thanks!
♥ Pat

April 25, 2010 at 10:44 PM  
Blogger Its So Very Cheri said...

I will have to come back over--Google is up to their nasty tricks again. I can only see one picture--the one with the paint and blue vases. If they are going to play these games==they should at least let me see the finished product--don't you agree.


April 25, 2010 at 10:49 PM  
Blogger mrs. c said...

You have the cutest things in your yard! Thanks for sharing all your darling ideas for us to copy!

April 25, 2010 at 10:59 PM  
Blogger Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

That is really cute. I love it next to the yellow bench.

April 26, 2010 at 12:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Deb! You used those pretty tea cups and glued them? To make bird feeders??!! I'm still containing my surprise. Swallowing. You stuck the spoon even?!

I want to be a bird now! Somebody feed me! (wahhh)

April 26, 2010 at 1:02 AM  
Blogger Lori P said...

This is SO COOL! I love it. I'll have an earth friendly DIY link thingy this Wed. and since the cup is repurposed, it qualifies. Link this one up. I'm bookmarking it for myself anyway. It's great.

April 26, 2010 at 7:37 AM  
Blogger Sylvia (at) Lily's Pad and Petals said...

How pretty these came out. Each time you look out I bet they put a smile on your face.
Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the nice comment.
I will be following you.

April 26, 2010 at 8:00 AM  
Blogger People Who Know Me Would Say: said...

This is adorable!!! You should make some and sell them!

April 26, 2010 at 8:04 AM  
Blogger Frog Hollow Farm Girl said...

A sweet hello from Frog Hollow Farm! I love this idea of whimsy in the garden - don't you just love it when you actually get to follow through on an idea that you've had for a while? I found you on Nancy's Daily Dish and wanted to stop by and say hello! Ciao, bella!

April 26, 2010 at 8:52 AM  
Blogger Allison Shops said...

What a cute idea - very whimsical! Thanks for dropping by Atticmag and for the sweet comment.


April 26, 2010 at 8:59 AM  
Blogger Victoria said...

Cuuute!!! If I was your neighbor I'd be stalking your yard to see what amazing new projects you'd been up to!

April 26, 2010 at 9:08 AM  
Blogger ~✽Mumsy✽~ said...

Hi Debbie,

I have tagged you, but if you don't do this sort of thing, it's fine too.

Going to vote now!

April 26, 2010 at 9:56 AM  
Blogger Chicago Chic said...

How creative and charming! I love it.


April 26, 2010 at 10:11 AM  
Blogger Velvet Over Steel said...

These are the most creative and classiest bird feeders I have Ever seen, Debbie! Not sure I could have 'gorrilla glued' such beautifull tea cups through.... LOL! Thanks for sharing!!
Have a Wonderful Week! ~ Coreen

April 26, 2010 at 10:26 AM  
Blogger The Old White Barn said...

Love, Love, Love this idea! I may snag this one, so don't be surprised if a future post links back to yours! Thanks for sharing.

April 26, 2010 at 10:29 AM  
Anonymous bunny, The Paris House said...

Oh my goodness how adorable!! I am an avid gardener and live on a little farm in the country in NJ and would love to add this to our garden!! I found you on Frog Hollow's wonderful blog and just wanted to stop by, so glad I did!!

April 26, 2010 at 10:56 AM  
Blogger Heidi said...

HI Deb,
those are so cute, how clever. I've been looking for a way to intice more birds into my garden, I think I have everything I need to copy you---hope you don't mind! Thanks for the inspiriation, and for visiting earlier!
Heidi - Heart and Home

April 26, 2010 at 11:01 AM  
Blogger Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

So cute!!

April 26, 2010 at 11:18 AM  
Blogger Tracy said...

That is the cutest idea ever thanks for sharing

April 26, 2010 at 11:51 AM  
Blogger Angie said...

I would have never even noticed the paint had you not pointed it out! This is SUCH a great idea!!! My Mother has an annual Mother's Day Tea party where we all dress up Victorian. She has a "Tea Room" in her home. SHE WILL LOVE THIS!!! I'm on a mad hunt now to find my supplies and make one for Mother's Day! Brilliant!!!!

April 26, 2010 at 12:00 PM  
Blogger Kaysi said...

That is so sweet!!

April 26, 2010 at 12:03 PM  
Blogger Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

This is adorable! And so is your fun blog!

April 26, 2010 at 12:08 PM  
Blogger Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

Where do you get all of your clever thing! I adore this...I guess I am going to be running around trying to find things so I can copy;)!

I am going to have to quit coming make me want to be there a pill for that;)?!


April 26, 2010 at 12:12 PM  
Blogger Debbiedoos said...

Thanks everyone!~ I am glad I gave you inspiration, and if you do use this project please do remember to link back to me:) Thank you, I am hoping to get a picture of some birds on them. And yes they are nice tea cups, but I have to be honest, I have a ton more where those came from:)

April 26, 2010 at 12:59 PM  
Blogger linda said...

Wow Deb they look awsome remember when i made mine i used copper pipe and a large flat washer to secure the bottom of the saucer.Yours are filled with such whimzy i love the short one too with the blue stones so pretty with the yellow bench looks like your mind is just going into creative mode great job:)

April 26, 2010 at 1:07 PM  
Blogger The Decorative Dreamer said...

I love the teacup bird feeders! That is just the touch of whimsey needed for the garden for sure. I'm gonna have to use this one too! The spoon glued on adds so much more to the look too! Love it!
I may have to start my own linky party called, COPY CAT CREATIONS if there isn't one already, cause I sure would be the hostest w/the mostest on that one! :))

April 26, 2010 at 1:07 PM  
Blogger Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

How cute! I love how you glued the spoon in too!

Visiting from Cheri's linky party.

April 26, 2010 at 1:12 PM  
Blogger Momma Fargo said...

Awesome, Debbie! You need to be famous on TV, sharing with DIY or HGTV. You rock!

April 26, 2010 at 1:50 PM  
Blogger Nikki@KreativeKnack said...

This is such a lovely idea! I love them! too cute!

April 26, 2010 at 2:35 PM  
Blogger Sonny G said...

oh my, is that the cutest , ever. I will of course be copying this idea post haste lol..


April 26, 2010 at 3:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Debbie, those are so cute!! I make the same kind every year with different teacups and put bird seed in them....Kathy

April 26, 2010 at 5:33 PM  
Blogger Haverford House said...

Hi Debbie, your bird feeders are adorable! I'm loving that periwinkle blue ~ great color choice! Have a great day! ~Marcy

April 26, 2010 at 5:47 PM  
Blogger Viki said...

That is the sweetest idea. You'll have to let us know how the birds like them.

April 26, 2010 at 5:49 PM  
Blogger eileeninmd said...

Cute little bird feeders. You are very creative!

April 26, 2010 at 6:11 PM  
Blogger carissa said...

wow, this is fantastic!!! so unique and creative. i'm so glad you shared it with us!

April 26, 2010 at 6:15 PM  
Blogger Sylvia said...

Those teacup birdfeeders turned out super cute...would love to see more of your garden too...I am off to snoop..hahaha


April 26, 2010 at 8:44 PM  
Blogger deb said...

Too cute!
Stopping by from NTT.

April 26, 2010 at 9:00 PM  
Anonymous VICKIE said...

Too cute- love your color choices. And I must mention that I like the new look of your blog.

April 26, 2010 at 9:54 PM  
Blogger The Charm of Home said...

That is very cute! What a cute idea.

April 26, 2010 at 9:54 PM  
Anonymous MISSISSIPPI ARTIST said...

Too cute- love your choice of colors. I love the new look of your blog!

April 26, 2010 at 9:56 PM  
Blogger Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Your bird feeders are so stinkin cute...I think I just might copy you:) Happy NTT!


April 26, 2010 at 9:58 PM  
Blogger gail@My Repurposed Life said...

so cute and colorful!

April 26, 2010 at 10:00 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

Deb, These are adorable! Love it!! I will need to add this to my growing list of projects! Thanks a bunch :)

April 26, 2010 at 10:53 PM  
Blogger Tawny said...

How creative and cute! You are going to get such neat pictures when you have little bird visitors ;)
Love your new header!!! How do you make that cool link bar at the top under your header? I'm pretty computer literate...but somethings stump me!

April 27, 2010 at 1:02 AM  
Blogger Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

First of all, thanks so much for stopping by and commenting on the pic. of me at the rink! What a sweet comment you made! :)

Secondly, I loved the tea cup project..and would love to know what you glued on the bottom of the cup that you stuck the dowel in. (I have the Gorilla Glue) and I would love to do one of these. I have bought one..but would like to make my own.

And thirdly...YOU HAVE A SYSTEM OF KEEPING UP with visiting blog?? I am having the worst time and get totally rattled when I suddenly realize I have unintentually ignore one of my favorites! I cringe! Is that what you were saying...that you have a system of keeping track??


April 27, 2010 at 2:30 AM  
Blogger Gina said...

Those are adorable! I think I need to make some.

April 27, 2010 at 8:09 AM  
Blogger Jamee said...

hey debbie love this craft- i featured it on my blog

April 27, 2010 at 10:46 AM  
Blogger Astrid in Bristling Acres said...

Those are extremely cute! I think I'm going to go through my stash and see if I can find some lonely cups and saucers that wouldn't mind being turned into bird feeders. :)

April 27, 2010 at 11:12 AM  
Blogger Leslie {Goodbye, house. Hello, home!} said...

I think you just gave me the idea for presents for my girlfriends for their birthdays this year!!
I have seen these cup saucer feeders on another site, and when I wanted to find them again, I couldn't.
Thanks for posting them cuz I was going crazy!
I LOVE the spoon as a perch- genius!
I see a trip to Goodwill for cups/saucers in my future.

April 27, 2010 at 5:01 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I *love* that you even added a spoon! I see these lovely little bird feeders at craft shows all the time and keep meaning to make some!

April 28, 2010 at 11:26 AM  
Blogger Jennifer Juniper said...

This would look so whimsical in a flower bed - all Alice in Wonderland topsy turvy teacups! I love it and might have to try it :)

April 28, 2010 at 5:36 PM  
Blogger Ann Crosby said...

This has to be one of the cutest things I have ever seen. Thank you so much for posting!!! I plan on making them this weekend for Mother's Day gifts. Absolutely adorable! Thanks again!!!!

April 28, 2010 at 9:10 PM  
Blogger Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

Those are so cute Debbie! I actually used to have a little business making these and selling them to local shops.

Bet you have happy birds!

Thanks for sharing at My Backyard Eden!

April 29, 2010 at 12:01 AM  
Blogger Lauren said...

What a great idea! My husband has been dying to put out a feeder to lure the quail into our yard. This will do the trick!

April 29, 2010 at 2:08 AM  
Blogger Janet Metzger, Artist said..., don't walk to your local thrift shop to pick up tea cups for a song. I see dozens every week at my local Salvation Macys (Army). They also make fabulous little birdbaths ;-)
Happy thrifting,

April 29, 2010 at 7:31 AM  
Blogger Simply Domestic said...

Deb, that is soooo cute! I think I'll make one for my mom for Mother's Day.

April 29, 2010 at 3:45 PM  
Blogger Recaptured Charm said...

I just LOVE your teacup project. I would like to pass on a Blog Award to you. Please visit for info!

April 30, 2010 at 10:57 AM  
Blogger Molly said...

Holy macanoly...those are so stinking cute. You absolutely amaze me. BTW I was at an auction last night and got a rod iron wall piece and I totally thought of you and how great it would look that bright yellow that you love! Promise I'm not some creepy stalker, I just love how your pieces have turned out!!

May 2, 2010 at 11:46 AM  
Blogger Its So Very Cheri said...

Thanks so much for posting to the DIY Club inc.

It is so fun looking through all the posts.


May 10, 2010 at 12:17 AM  
Blogger Jami said...

So cute Debbie! I used to have one of the saucer ones. Now you are inspiring me to recreate it. Thank you. Hope your Mother's Day was great!

May 10, 2010 at 12:46 AM  
Blogger Holly Lefevre said...

Awesomely sweet and cute! The birds in my neighborhood would love this kiddos would love to make it too! Thanks for joining in at the DIY Club!

May 10, 2010 at 1:24 AM  
Blogger Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

Debbie, This is simple adorable! Love it! Now I need to find some tea cups and saucers! Great job!Thanks so much for joining The DIY Club this month! We greatly appreciate it! ~ Stephanie Lynn

May 13, 2010 at 3:57 AM  

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