Sunday, May 22, 2011

Feeding the Birds


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.

I think it turned out just darling!

The birds are already starting to enjoy lunching on fine china!

7 comments:

Mary Ellen said...

You know Jean next those tweets are going to ask for crystal bowls to drink and bathe in!

Miss Jean said...

Great idea, Mary Ellen!!!!

Mumzie said...

Fabulous idea Jean! I love the bowl...but wondering if it keeps out the field mice. I took down all our feeders because of the mice. Yvonne

The Green Pea said...

I made them with old tea cups and saucers on a wooden pole. I like the copper pipe much better. The birds must feel special...Have a nice week. sandi

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

That is soooo cute!
xo
Penny

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

LOVE this! I am sure you will have plenty of feathered friends waiting in line for some bird grub.

ChaChaneen said...

Ha Ha, this is really fun and looks soooooo pretty in your garden too!