Introduction: Teacup Bird Feeder & Candle

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Two incredibly easy DIYs to make using old tea cups!

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Step 1: NO Wax Candle - What You Need

Tea Cup

Block of vegetable shortening


Small metal washer

Essential oil

Tea (optional)


Wooden stick (or pencil)


Step 2: Wick and Creating the Scent

Tie the end of a piece of string to your metal washer (this helps weigh the wick down)

Melt down desired amount of vegetable shortening

Add essential oil (make this as strong or weak as you like) I added about 1 teaspoon

Open and add tea bag (optional) It adds a little extra sent

Step 3: Pour, Place & Set

Pour melted contents into tea cup

Drop the wick in (the washer will bring it to the bottom)

Wrap the remainder of the wick around a wood stick or pencil that can stretch across the top of the cup

Centre your wick and let it harden and cool

Trim wick once candle has set

Step 4: Bird Feeder - What You Need

Tea cup and saucer

Old necklace or chain

E6000 glue


Step 5: Creating the Bird Feeder

Place a line of glue along the teacup

Glue it to the saucer with the handle facing up

Tape in place and let it dry overnight

Step 6: Hanging

Remove tape

String necklace/chain through the handle

Hang on tree or post outside and fill with bird seed