Vintage Teacup Bird Feeders

Vintage Teacup Bird Feeders

by | Apr 20, 2022

Christine Iverson’s second book, The Garden Apothecary, shares an upcycle trick to turn your old kitchen china into pretty bird feeders. During the winter months, birds have a more challenging time collecting food as many insects are hibernating and seeds are in short supply. You can help the birds out by providing high-fat content food to get them through the winter.

Bird feeders don’t have to be bought when turning old kitchen wear into hanging feeders is so easy. All you need to make the holder is an old cup or jug, strong twine, and a teaspoon. Then for the feed, you can make an easy mix of dripping lard and seeds – sunflower seeds are best. Make sure you watch the saucepan when you are melting the lard. Once melted, stir in the seeds and leave them to cool and set. Pack it into the teacups once the mixture is nearly firmly set and insert the spoon. Leave in the fridge overnight, and then they will be ready to put it out for the birds to enjoy.

The great thing about these teacup feeders is that you can wash them out once they’re empty, and then repack them with more seed and lard! They are also a lovely colourful addition to your garden.

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