Friday, July 31, 2015

Turning A Cracked Tea Cup Into A Bird Feeder Giving New Life To My Unusable Tea Cups...

This morning when I took down a tea cup from my shelf and poured my Irish Breakfast tea into it, I noticed that the saucer was filling up rather quickly with tea and the cup was draining.

Upon further inspection I noticed that there was a hairline crack in the cup. Great, I thought, second cup this week. Here is what happened to the first one.
If you look closely at this fantastic break you will see that it even looks like the cup is crying...
Well when life hands you lemons you are supposed to make lemonade and when your teacup is not functional for it's original purpose you can re-purpose it so says I remembered their tutorial for how to make a bird feeder and thought I would give it a try. For their wonderful tutorial please click here.
I had on hand Aleene's Glass & Bead Adhesive, it was easy to use and not overly awful in odor but I do recommend lots of windows open when you use any adhesive product like this. My first cup I centered differently then the the one in the tutorial, mostly because I am an impatient crafter and did not really read the directions first...I did for the second one and they are both going to be perfectly functional. If you set your adhesive and your cup slightly further back you will have more room for birdseed. Now I wait 24 hours for the glue to dry, add a ribbon and some seed and hope that the new life my broken teacups will now have will be long lasting.
If you read yesterday's post you know I have been pretty busy tea tent events this week and yesterday I had my most frequent guests my son Alex and nieces Lb and her sisters Thea & PB, When I was taking their photos I said to Lb "Move closer to your sister" she replied " I can't Aunty her hat is too big!"
Sweet memories in the tea tent this week.

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  1. I am new to your it! I waffle between tea and coffee, but which ever one I choose I love to savor. I'm not a gulper. Tea helps me connect with my mom...tea pots, tea cups, infusers or bulbs, flavored or herbal, sweet or creamed, hot or iced...I enjoy your links which have given me lots of tea outlets. Thanks.

    1. Kathleen I am so very happy to have you here. Please keep visiting and email me any time at

  2. I love this's so cute, it almost makes you want to purposely break a tea cup. 😆. I sent this off to my mom. She likes little projects, too. This might be a silly question, but have you read Laura Childs Tea Shop Mysteries? I got my mom hooked on