See the teacup bird feeder.
See how cute it is.
I made it.
That's right. I made it. It's one of the three crafty things I said I'd make this summer. Yay!
In fact, dear readers, I made three of them. Yes, three! Big time.
One for me. And two for Kathy, my friend since elementary school. I warned her that for her birthday, I was presenting her with a white elephant. He-he.
Making the feeders was easy. Not like I thought it would be when I tried to visualize doing the instructions. Lesson to me, once again: Don't let unfamiliar instructions overwhelm me. Just do it.
Click here for are the instructions by Little Birdie Secrets. I modified the instructions with each teacup to fit the directions for the glue I used as well as what made more sense to me. The results were fine. They passed the once-over from Kathy's husband who is an engineer. And let me tell you he gave it quite a pondering over I was starting to get nervous. Pshew.
The smartest thing I did during the construction process was to wear purple gloves. Otherwise that bit of purple glove that got stuck to the bottom of a saucer would've been my skin. Again, pshew.
Will I make more? You can count on it. The next one will be a larger plate so that more than one bird can feast at a time. I also want to find other materials for the base. Crafty Gardener has some interesting ideas at her blog. Take a look at this page, if you're interested.
|The seemingly floating teacup feeders.|
P.S. This is much later. I thought I'd check out some linky parties and joined in at Sugar Bee and All Thingz Related. Check 'em out, yourself. Lots of good handcrafting going on.
P.P.S. Today, Thursday, I joined the link party at Somewhat Special. These link parties are fun. Try 'em sometime, if you haven't.