Wild birds add colour, movement and song to the natural landscape. That's why many homeowners install feeders in their yards in hopes of attracting and watching birds. Unfortunately, spreading food out in the lawn, placing it in a bowl or hanging a feeder from a tree can attract squirrels and other animals. A homemade pole-mounted teacup feeder with a saucer "baffle" is an inexpensive way to feed birds safely without attracting undesirable wildlife.
Apply epoxy glue to the bottom raised part of the teacup where it touches the saucer. Stick the teacup onto the saucer and wait for it to dry.
Turn the cup/saucer upside down. Apply epoxy glue to the top of a pipe cap and stick it to the bottom of the saucer. Wait for it to dry thoroughly.
Choose an open area in your yard away from trees and birdhouses. Drive a metal pipe 2 feet into the ground with a fence post driver.
Screw the pipe cap onto the pipe. The birdfeeder is complete.
Fill the cup and saucer with birdseed. Alternately, fill the saucer with birdseed and fill the cup with water. Change the water daily, and rotate the seed every few days.
Things you need
- Teacup with matching saucer
- Epoxy glue
- Galvanised metal pipe cap
- 8-foot galvanised metal pipe
- Fence post driver