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Tea Time For The Birds

I run across these vintage glass snack sets at the thrift stores. All. The. Time.
The day I picked this one up, I had at least 40 to choose from. It was a regular glass-a-palooza.
They were made by Hazel Atlas, Federal Glass, Anchor Hocking and probably every other glass type company back in the day. Every self respecting mid-century hostess had her glass snack set and a glass punch bowl in her party planning arsenal.
I decided to repurpose my snack set into a snack set for the birds.
A place where a bird could sit and relax, have a little nosh and chat with a few friends. Doing so, all the while, in the lap of 1950's luxury.
Nothing but the best for my bird friends.
Supplies Needed:
Vintage glass snack set
Piece of 1/2" wide copper pipe - mine was roughly 3 1/2 feet long
A 1/2" copper adapter
Waterproof epoxy or glass glue
Tomato stake or similar stake to pound into the ground (has to be thin enough to fit inside the copper pipe)
A fancy place for the birds to snack.
It started out like a typical vintage glass snack set from the 50's.
I also added water to the tray so the birds could take a sip or dip while having lunch.

To see more: http://www.houseofhawthornes.com/2014/05/vintage-snack-set-bird-feeder.html

Ask the creator about this project

  • Shelley
    Shelley Beaumont, TX
    on May 6, 2014

    I just finished two of those but wasn't sure how to put them in the garden. Thanks for the suggestion!!

    • Shelley
      Shelley Beaumont, TX
      on May 6, 2014

      @House Of Hawthornes I put them together to be bird feeders but I didn't know how to put them in the yard!

  • Pamela Shafer
    Pamela Shafer Troy, TX
    on May 6, 2014

    What type of glue did you use??

    • House Of Hawthornes
      House Of Hawthornes Columbus, OH
      on May 6, 2014

      @Pamela Shafer I started out using LocTite Glass Glue, which worked fine for the cups, but didn't hold up well for attaching the pipe to the bottom. So I changed to J-B Weld and that has worked out really well. I've heard of people using E6000 for the glass totems and I've used Dap's Clear Silicone Sealant For Doors & Windows for my penny bowling balls, so either one of those should work also.

  • Dianne
    Dianne Winfield, KS
    on May 6, 2014

    We have made many of these but gluing doesn't seem to hold up...Have used many kinds of glue..

    • Lori
      Lori Christiana, TN
      on May 6, 2014

      @Dianne have you tried E6000 glue?? i have not had a problem with it or the gorrilla superglue is goos also. good luck

  • Linda G
    Linda G Orlando, FL
    on May 6, 2014

    How beautiful. Your third picture is made for a magazine cover. Great job!

  • Pamela Shafer
    Pamela Shafer Troy, TX
    on May 6, 2014

    Thanks for the info :-)

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