Almost everyone needs coffee these days, and almost every bird needs to eat. Two great desires are satisfied in this DIY that anyone can build on the cheap.
NOTE 1: I usually recommend avoiding disposable coffee cups altogether. But if you do buy one, here's a way to get some lasting value out of it.
NOTE 2: Black (Oil) Sunflower Seeds are an amazing source of protein for many back-yard birds.
Step 1: STEP 1 - Drink A Coffee
The beauty of STEP 1 is how good it tastes, and how any size cup will work. Small, Medium, Large & even Extra-Large. Drink it all up and don't leave any drips around. Birds don't like coffee... especially the decaffeinated kind.
NOTE: I have heard that this will also work with cups that have had TEA in them. I haven't tested this out myself but it is plausible <grin>.
Step 2: STEP 2 - Gather Supplies
Let the $1 store be your friend. In fact, that's where I found almost everything, including the sunflower seeds. The only thing I had to find elsewhere was the wooden perch. Regular popsicle sticks are too short, but it just so happens that wooden coffee stir-sticks are perfect! Some coffee shops have them, some don't, so keep looking.
HINT: Starbucks and 7-Eleven stores usually have lots.