I saw this idea at the flea market and couldn't wait to try it out myself. Can you believe they were charging $10 each for these? Wow! First, collect your supplies. I got the poles at the neighborhood Habitat for Humanity ReStore. They were $1 each. WooHoo! I tried to find some that were square on one end and pointy on the other end and also were varying heights. By the way, these are stair railings, or spokes, or whatever you call them:)
Next, the tea cups. Where can you get all different and super cheap tea cups and saucers? Well Goodwill of course! I didn't pay more than $1 for any of these. My Goodwill didn't have a super great selection but hauling around a 2 year old to different stores just wasn't "my cup of tea"!
For the adhesive, I picked up a tube of caulking while I was at the ReStore. This, too, was only $1. First, I glued the cup to the saucer using the caulking. After those were dry, I glued the saucer to the pole. Not too hard, huh?!
I had also planned to drill a hole at the bottom to drain the water. This turned out not to be so great an idea. My drill didn't penetrate the cup AT ALL! So if some rain gets in, the cup becomes a bird bath instead of a bird feeder: both very functional.
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Now, I know some people do everything they can to keep squirrels out of the bird feeders but I don't mind so much. Plus, I can't really help it. But, the birds are coming to visit too!!! These photos are little fuzzy because they're super zoomed in. I'm very happy with how they turned out. Total cost: $7. Awesome!