Feed the Birds

Last night was WI night for Becksie. As usual it was much fun and this month we made some lovely crafts using old teacups.

The teacup craft Becksie chose was such a simple idea but looks delightful so……… we thought we’d share our make with you all. So……. here goes:

Take a teacup

Take a teacup

 

Take some sand paper and sand the side opposite the handle - sand until the glaze has come off

Take some sand paper and sand the side opposite the handle – sand until the glaze has come off

cup 3

Do the same with the saucer

Super glue the sanded bit of the cup to the sanded bit of the saucer as far back as the cup will allow (this is for balance). You may need to hold it in a place for a while but be patient it will stick

Super glue the sanded bit of the cup to the sanded bit of the saucer as far back as the cup will allow (this is for balance). You may need to hold it in a place for a while but be patient it will stick

Take some birdseed........

Take some birdseed……..

Mix with lard (one cupfull needs about half a block of lard)

Mix with lard (one cupfull needs about half a block of lard). Spoon into the cup and smooth the surface. Add some peanuts to the saucer

 

Tie some ribbon on the handle and........... hang in a tree!

Tie some ribbon on the handle and……….. hang in a tree!

 

Await the birds! Becksie made this for Granny Pugh as a little gift.

Await the birds! Becksie made this for Granny Pugh as a little gift.

 

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11 thoughts on “Feed the Birds

  1. It is lovely, thank you very much. We shall hang it on Grandpa’s latest ‘invention’ to thwart the squirrels. It is working so far.

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  3. Just a brief note of caution – RSPB advice is that you should avoid feeding whole peanuts during the breeding season as some young birds can actually choke on them. they’re fine fed in a mesh feeder though, or chopped up and put into fat-based feed snacks like this one. 🙂
    Bet your birds will be extremely impressed with such a smart feeder, too!

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