Make Your Own Coffee Mug Bird Feeder

Make Your Own Coffee Mug Bird Feeder. This is the easiest garden craft project you will ever do! Add a touch of whimsy to your garden decor with this simple coffee mug bird feeder craft. A fast and inexpensive craft project, learn to make your own coffee mug bird feeder with this simple step by step tutorial.




Make Your Own Coffee Mug Bird Feeder

This is the easiest garden craft project you will ever do! Add a touch of whimsy to your garden decor with this simple coffee mug bird feeder craft. A fast and inexpensive craft project, learn to make your own coffee mug bird feeder with this simple step by step tutorial.

This project is only limited by your imagination, and what type of mug, coffee cup or tea cup you can find. Whether ransacking your cupboards, buying at a thrift store or garage sale, online, or even at a dollar store, this is such a cute little project to add a touch of individuality to your garden decor. Mix and match mugs and cups, or do a few all the same. Your trees will look so dressy and cute with this sweet coffee mug bird feeder.

This is the easiest garden craft project you will ever do! Add a touch of whimsy to your garden decor with this simple coffee mug bird feeder craft. A fast and inexpensive craft project, learn to make your own coffee mug bird feeder with this simple step by step tutorial.


Make Your Own Coffee Mug Bird Feeder Materials:

• Coffee Mug
• Plate (plate used in this craft is 8″ in diameter)
• 2 Table Knives
E6000® Craft Adhesive
Twine
Birdseed

This is the easiest garden craft project you will ever do! Add a touch of whimsy to your garden decor with this simple coffee mug bird feeder craft. A fast and inexpensive craft project, learn to make your own coffee mug bird feeder with this simple step by step tutorial.


Make Your Own Coffee Mug Bird Feeder Directions:

Note: While this craft can easily be done using a tea cup and saucer, or coffee cup and saucer, for purposes of this tutorial I will use the words “mug” and “plate”. If you choose to use a tea cup or coffee cup, use that where I wrote mug, and use the saucer where I wrote plate.

• Wash and dry mug and plate with soap and water to remove any dust or debris.
• Be sure the mug and plate are completely dry before beginning this craft.

• On a flat surface, place your mug and plate and set two table knives onto the plate so that it holds up the mug as shown.
• This will help once you add the glue to keep the handle straight.

This is the easiest garden craft project you will ever do! Add a touch of whimsy to your garden decor with this simple coffee mug bird feeder craft. A fast and inexpensive craft project, learn to make your own coffee mug bird feeder with this simple step by step tutorial.


• Add glue to the mug in a line down the spine opposite from where the handle is located, and press firmly onto the plate.
• Line up your table knives to make sure the handle is in the center.
• Let set to dry according to the glue’s directions.
• Place on a table for one or two days to dry. Do not touch while drying.

This is the easiest garden craft project you will ever do! Add a touch of whimsy to your garden decor with this simple coffee mug bird feeder craft. A fast and inexpensive craft project, learn to make your own coffee mug bird feeder with this simple step by step tutorial.


• When the glue is set up and dry, add a piece of twine or string to the handle, and hang the bird feeder mug outside. Make sure you knot securely.
• You can hang the bird feeder mug in a tree, on a Shepard’s hook, a plant hook, etc. The placement is endless.
• Fill with birdseed.

• Since the birds will be eating the seed, it may be best if this is placed in an area where you can see the birds, but not interfere with them in any way. You also will want a bird feeder away from an area where you may have little ones walking through droppings, or picking up the seed to er, sample.

This is the easiest garden craft project you will ever do! Add a touch of whimsy to your garden decor with this simple coffee mug bird feeder craft. A fast and inexpensive craft project, learn to make your own coffee mug bird feeder with this simple step by step tutorial.


Notes:

• When searching for a mug and plate (or tea cup and saucer, or coffee cup and saucer) make sure you set them on top of each other and see how they will lay. Some mugs work better than others, have a flatter bottom, work well with the plate, etc. This is a good shape as you can see. The plate shown in this craft is 8″ in diameter and the cup was a standard coffee mug.

• Have a quite place ready to set your project for a day or two to allow it to completely set up and dry.

• This really is a very simple project. Use your cast-offs or inexpensive

• To print the Coffee Mug Bird Feeder instructions, click here.


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DIY Terra Cotta Garden Mushrooms

DIY Terra Cotta Garden Mushrooms. Make your own cute garden decor simply and inexpensively! Here's an easy step by step tutorial on how to make these DIY Terra Cotta Garden Mushrooms to brighten up and add a touch of whimsy your gardens.


DIY Terra Cotta Garden Mushrooms

Make your own cute garden decor simply and inexpensively! Here’s an easy step by step tutorial on how to make these DIY Terra Cotta Garden Mushrooms to brighten up and add a touch of whimsy your gardens.

DIY Terra Cotta Garden Mushrooms. Make your own cute garden decor simply and inexpensively! Here's an easy step by step tutorial on how to make these DIY Terra Cotta Garden Mushrooms to brighten up and add a touch of whimsy your gardens.




• To print the DIY Terra Cotta Garden Mushrooms Instructions, click here.

DIY Terra Cotta Garden Mushrooms. Make your own cute garden decor simply and inexpensively! Here's an easy step by step tutorial on how to make these DIY Terra Cotta Garden Mushrooms to brighten up and add a touch of whimsy your gardens.


DIY Terra Cotta Garden Mushrooms Materials:

Terra Cotta Pot with matching Bottom (any size works!)
White All Purpose Paint
Red Paint
E6000® Craft Adhesive If you live in a wet area, you may want to use Marine Goop. It is listed as a “totally weatherproof adhesive and sealant”, and I agree with that assessment!
Art Palette or Paper Plate
Foam Paint Brush
Small Paint Brush

DIY Terra Cotta Garden Mushrooms Directions:

DIY Terra Cotta Garden Mushrooms. Make your own cute garden decor simply and inexpensively! Here's an easy step by step tutorial on how to make these DIY Terra Cotta Garden Mushrooms to brighten up and add a touch of whimsy your gardens.


• Cover your work area in case of spills.
• Squirt several tablespoons of red paint onto an art palette or paper plate.
• Using a foam paint brush, paint your terra cotta pots and bottoms with your red paint and let dry completely (these dry super fast).

DIY Terra Cotta Garden Mushrooms. Make your own cute garden decor simply and inexpensively! Here's an easy step by step tutorial on how to make these DIY Terra Cotta Garden Mushrooms to brighten up and add a touch of whimsy your gardens.


Note: Read glue directions before beginning this portion of the project. You want to be in a well ventilated area, and cover the surface of the bench or table before applying. If you use the marine goop make sure you cover your surface before applying. I use a plastic topped folding table, and Hubby is always crabbing that I leave behind blobs of glue (hey, I can peel it off… eventually).
• Once the terra cotta pot and bottom are dry, place a little glue around the bottom of the terra cotta pots and press the bottom onto the top to look like a mushroom.

DIY Terra Cotta Garden Mushrooms. Make your own cute garden decor simply and inexpensively! Here's an easy step by step tutorial on how to make these DIY Terra Cotta Garden Mushrooms to brighten up and add a touch of whimsy your gardens.


• Now you can paint white polka dots onto the top of your mushroom using your white paint and a small paint brush.

DIY Terra Cotta Garden Mushrooms. Make your own cute garden decor simply and inexpensively! Here's an easy step by step tutorial on how to make these DIY Terra Cotta Garden Mushrooms to brighten up and add a touch of whimsy your gardens.


• Let your mushrooms dry for 24 hours before placing in your garden.

DIY Terra Cotta Garden Mushrooms. Make your own cute garden decor simply and inexpensively! Here's an easy step by step tutorial on how to make these DIY Terra Cotta Garden Mushrooms to brighten up and add a touch of whimsy your gardens.


• For more durability, you can spray with a sealant.

DIY Terra Cotta Garden Mushrooms. Make your own cute garden decor simply and inexpensively! Here's an easy step by step tutorial on how to make these DIY Terra Cotta Garden Mushrooms to brighten up and add a touch of whimsy your gardens.


• Display in your garden, on your patio or deck, or if you did small terra cotta mushrooms, next to your plants on your windowsill!


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DIY Ombre Plant Pot

DIY Ombre Plant Pot. Dress up your plant pots with an exciting array of colors with this easy, DIY Ombre Plant Pot!  Whether for your patio, hot house or kitchen window sill, these lovely Ombre Plant Pots - which can be made in any color - will refresh old Terra-cotta planters, brighten new planters, and add a touch of whimsy to your garden decor.


DIY Ombre Plant Pot

Dress up your plant pots with an exciting array of colors with this easy, DIY Ombre Plant Pot! Whether for your patio, hot house or kitchen window sill, these lovely Ombre Plant Pots – which can be made in any color – will refresh old Terra-cotta planters, brighten new planters, and add a touch of whimsy to your garden decor.

DIY Ombre Plant Pot. Dress up your plant pots with an exciting array of colors with this easy, DIY Ombre Plant Pot! Whether for your patio, hot house or kitchen window sill, these lovely Ombre Plant Pots - which can be made in any color - will refresh old Terra-cotta planters, brighten new planters, and add a touch of whimsy to your garden decor.




• To print the DIY Ombre Plant Pot Instructions, click here.

DIY Ombre Plant Pot. Dress up your plant pots with an exciting array of colors with this easy, DIY Ombre Plant Pot!  Whether for your patio, hot house or kitchen window sill, these lovely Ombre Plant Pots - which can be made in any color - will refresh old Terra-cotta planters, brighten new planters, and add a touch of whimsy to your garden decor.


DIY Ombre Plant Pot Materials:

Terra-cotta Pot (used in this tutorial is a 6.3″ pot)
All Purpose Paints:
• White Paint
• Pink Paint (this is done in shades of pink. You could also do: blue, green, orange, purple, yellow, copper… the list of paint color choices is endless!)
Pearl Paint, Fruit Punch
Satin Paint, Wedding Cake
1″ Foam Paint Brushes
• Paper Plate
Aloe Vera or Succulents or Cactus
Cactus and Succulent Soil Mix

DIY Ombre Plant Pot Instructions:

• On a paper plate, squeeze your paint in the following ratios (to form a palette):

• White 1
• Pink to White 1:5
• Pink to White 1:4
• Pink to White 1:3
• Pink to White 1:2
• Pink 1

DIY Ombre Plant Pot. Dress up your plant pots with an exciting array of colors with this easy, DIY Ombre Plant Pot!  Whether for your patio, hot house or kitchen window sill, these lovely Ombre Plant Pots - which can be made in any color - will refresh old Terra-cotta planters, brighten new planters, and add a touch of whimsy to your garden decor.


To explain: you will be doing this in drops so full strength pink and full strength white.
The next step (level) for a drop of pink, you need five drops of white; mix well.
The next step (level) for a drop of pink, you need four drops of white; mix well.
The next step (level) for a drop of pink, you need three drops of white; mix well.
The next step (level) for a drop of pink, you need two drops of white; mix well.

This will create your ombré colors.

• Starting at the top of your pot, paint the top 1/6 white all the way around your pot.

• Just below your white, paint the next 1/6 of your pot the next lightest color (Pink to White 1:5) all the way around your pot.
• Just below your Pink to White 1:5 ratio, paint the next 1/6 of your pot the next lightest color (Pink to White 1:4) all the way around your pot.

DIY Ombre Plant Pot. Dress up your plant pots with an exciting array of colors with this easy, DIY Ombre Plant Pot!  Whether for your patio, hot house or kitchen window sill, these lovely Ombre Plant Pots - which can be made in any color - will refresh old Terra-cotta planters, brighten new planters, and add a touch of whimsy to your garden decor.


• Just below your Pink to White 1:4 ratio, paint the next 1/6 of your pot the next lightest color (Pink to White 1:3) all the way around your pot.
• Just below your Pink to White 1:3 ratio, paint the next 1/6 of your pot the next lightest color (Pink to White 1:2) all the way around your pot.

DIY Ombre Plant Pot. Dress up your plant pots with an exciting array of colors with this easy, DIY Ombre Plant Pot!  Whether for your patio, hot house or kitchen window sill, these lovely Ombre Plant Pots - which can be made in any color - will refresh old Terra-cotta planters, brighten new planters, and add a touch of whimsy to your garden decor.


• Just below your Pink to White 1:2 ratio, paint the final 1/6 of your pot full strength pink all the way around your pot.

DIY Ombre Plant Pot. Dress up your plant pots with an exciting array of colors with this easy, DIY Ombre Plant Pot!  Whether for your patio, hot house or kitchen window sill, these lovely Ombre Plant Pots - which can be made in any color - will refresh old Terra-cotta planters, brighten new planters, and add a touch of whimsy to your garden decor.


• Let your Terra-cotta pot dry, then paint a second coat, repeating the color steps you did for your first coat.
• Let your second coat dry, and fill your pot up the top with your soil.

DIY Ombre Plant Pot. Dress up your plant pots with an exciting array of colors with this easy, DIY Ombre Plant Pot!  Whether for your patio, hot house or kitchen window sill, these lovely Ombre Plant Pots - which can be made in any color - will refresh old Terra-cotta planters, brighten new planters, and add a touch of whimsy to your garden decor.


• Dig a small hole in the center of your soil to replant your Aloe Vera or Succulents or Cactus.
• Press the plant into your hole and add a little more soil on the top of the pot, then press the soil down with your hands
• Lightly water and display.


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