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Feed the birds from a tea cup

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It's always nice to see birds in your garden and what better way to welcome them, than with a bird tea cup full of their favourite food - especially in the winter!

What you'll need:

  • An old tea cup and saucer - it doesn't matter if it has seen better days or maybe had a chip or crack in it - just be careful when you're holding it.
  • Thick string
  • Strong clear glue
  • Bird food

What to do:

  1. Give your cup and saucer a good wash and make sure they are completely dry before you start.
  2. Place your saucer on a flat surface and put a blob of glue in the middle of it.
  3. Next, take your cup and stick it to your saucer sideways as if it's tipped over with the handle pointing upwards.
  4. Make sure your cup is firmly stuck to the saucer - you might need to leave it overnight or put more glue on.
  5. Take your string and thread it through the handle of the cup a couple of times to make a loop.
  6. Once you know your cup and saucer are firmly stuck together you could always paint a nice pattern onto your cup with some waterproof paint.
  7. Your bird feeder is now ready to go - simply hang it from a strong branch in your garden and put some bird food just inside the cup and spilling out onto the saucer.

That's it - you're ready to sit back and watch as new birds appear in your garden, teetering on the edge of your saucer and getting some much needed food, especially when the weather isn't too good.

Don't forget to keep topping up the food inside the cup so the birds will keep coming back.

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