With the nice weather birds are everywhere! We even have a few that are trying to make a nest on our front porch. My husband keeps putting up obstacles to keep them from making one but they just won’t go away.
Don’t get me wrong. We love birds, just not the mess they leave behind. We want to enjoy them in the yard not on my front porch! Don’t you agree?
That’s why we love this DIY Coffee Mug Bird Feeder! You can feed the birds where you want them and enjoy feathered visitors everyday.
My oldest is now 8yr and we have been making bird feeders since he was about 2yr and we love finding new DIY bird feeders to make. We have done classic pine cones and toilet paper roll feeders. It is a fun family or group activity and being able to sit back and enjoy the beautiful birds as they come to the feeders is fun too.
Our recent DIY bird feeder we made as a Mother’s Day gift for their mimi. I have another one I have not finished that we are keeping for ourselves. We hope she loves hers as much as we love ours.
DIY Coffee Mug Bird Feeder
Supplies for DIY Coffee Mug Bird Feeder:
- coffee mug – I found this one at a dollar store
- glass plate – from dollar store
- adhesive – from dollar store
- yellow rope- from dollar store- you see this is not just an easy project but a cheap one too.
- yellow paint
- sharpie markers
- yellow ribbon
- bird seed
How to make a DIY Coffee Mug Bird Feeder:
- Start with the coffee mug, plate, and adhesive.
- Glue the mug to the plate and then let it sit overnight before continuing.
- Once the mug and plate are stuck together you can get the kids to help decorate the mug. There are a million ways you can decorate the coffee cup! We decided to use fingerprints and make birds.
- Take the yellow paint and put a little on a plate. Now dip the kids fingers in the paint and press on the mug. Let the paint dry.
5. When the paint is dry come back with your sharpie markers and add eyes, beak, and feet to the yellow fingerprints.
6. Since this was a gift I wrote Mimi’s “Tweet” Hearts on the mug. I am going to add our last name and year to the mug we are making. So this can be done to fit your project.
7. Take the yellow rope and cut a piece off to add to the coffee cup handle. This is what you will use to hang the bird feeder up in a tree.
8. Again, since this is a gift we filled a plastic bag with bird seed and added a bright yellow bow with our ribbon on the bag.
That’s it–making a DIY Coffee Mug Bird Feeder is easy peasy!
The kids are really proud of their DIY coffee mug bird feeder they made their mimi. They can not wait to give it to her. It might not make it till Mother’s Day and have to be a random act of kindness gift.
It hangs perfectly in a tree, but you may want to bring it in with your other outdoor decor if you are going to have a big storm.