First Christmas gift has been created. A simple experiment that actually worked for me. I had seen this idea in a magazine a few years ago and filed it away until this weekend.
What I needed to complete the task;
an old used china tea cup(so easy to find these for little cost)
a long steel pipe(conduit would be the proper name),
a flange(are you impressed that I know the name of this piece?)
and E-6000 or Gorilla glue.
I walked into the local Lowe's store and explained to the kind gentleman there what I wanted to do. He led me to this pipe and flange that went together.
Glued the saucer to the flange.
Turned the threaded flange onto the steel pipe(conduit).
The garden bird feeder has been completed in a few uncomplicated steps.
Added a red bow, a Christmas tag...(copied from a Victoria Classics Holiday Bliss magazine). They offered a page of beautifully done tags in the back of the magazine as a gift.
Added a cellophane bag of bird seed and a piece of faux holly.
I think this will make a fun Christmas gift for a bird lover on my list.