Craft Projects Using a Cup & Saucer as a Bird Feeder

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A cup, a saucer and a few other key tools can help you make a terrific bird feeder right in the comfort of your very own home. Find out about craft projects using a cup and saucer as a bird feeder with help from a longtime and distinguished crafts expert in this free video clip.

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Hi, I'm Holly Silva and I've been a crafts expert for 15 years. And today, I'm going to show you some craft projects using a cup and saucer as a bird feeder. I'm going to demonstrate for you two different ways that we can do this, okay? One of which is taking some yarn, of any color of course and this project you're going to do with cups an saucers of course that you've already retired from your, from your cabinets. Things that you just have, you know, maybe you've bought some new china and your old stuff or maybe it's your second old stuff, that you're just moving out. So we're going to take two pieces of yarn, both of equal lengths so we're going to take our saucer and our hot glue gun and we are going to place, we're going to shoot some hot glue onto four corners of the dish because we need some stabilization for our yarn. When dealing with china and I'm not talking the country we need reinforcement so we're just going to place that there and let it harden and then again on the other two sides, like so. Really get it in that glue because this glue is what, like I said, is going to stabilize the yarn here because you don't want to hang your bird feeder up and all the sudden it's on the floor or the ground, shattered in pieces and then you'll have to clean it. And then we'll take some more hot glue and just seal it up there. Alright, now while that is cooling we're going to take our cup and another piece of yarn and just cut the yarn, it doesn't have to be too long, but long enough because we're going to double it up and now what we're going to do is take the handle of the mug and tie a little knot around the handle. Now this is going to slide, that's completely fine, but we're going to take that and this should be, that should be good there, okay. Now what we're going to do is flip our saucer over and tie opposite end to opposite end and again opposite end to opposite end, making sure that you are tying over the center because you want these to be even, otherwise it's going to hang a little off kilter. Alright, so now that we've got those, you can ether hang them together, like this separately or you can tie them together, which I would recommend, just keeps things more simple that way. And alright now that should be nice and sturdy, very nice, okay that's sturdy, that's not going anywhere. Now what we're going to do is tie this yarn right here where the four meet and this one you're going to want to double knot because there's going to be a lot of weight coming from this, that should be good. And alright so now you don't want to pull it up this way, I mean if you do, you're going to risk pulling these off because there, it's not made to do that, okay? It's made to work this way so with everything pulling this way, that is going to be your bird feeder using a cup and saucer and now just pour some bird feed in there, okay? That's one idea for using your cup and saucer as a bird feeder. Now another one is to remove all of the yarn, I'll just snip all of this off, take all of this off. Alright so now that we all of that removed what we can do is take our hot glue gun and put a nice long and thick glue bead or string down the center and take your cup and set it firmly into that glue, closer to the back end of the dish, as you can see there's more room up here on the front, then there is in the back and that very, very simple. You can set on an outside table, you can put it on the top of a post. Fill all of your bird feed inside of the cup. And those are just a couple of craft projects, using a cup and saucer as a bird feeder. If you have any questions on this or anything else, let us know, we'd love to help you. See you next time.

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