I thought you all would like to see my new little bird feeder. My friend's brother made the bases for us.
He took copper pipe (he's a plumber) and soldered a washer on the top. I found a sugar bowl that had a chip on it and glued it to the washer with glue. I used "Amazing E-6000" glue, but you can use epoxy as well. You could use any kind of old chippy piece of china you happen to have that will hold the bird seed. A cup and saucer, a tea pot, a small bowl, or even a platter would work just fine.