I seen both of these topics on Pinterest. Now that I finally have unlimited internet I can get back to surfing Pinterest late at night when I can’t sleep!
I had picked up a cup and saucer at a yard sale probably two years ago. Why did I buy a single cup and saucer? Because they were pretty. Yep, no logic to it, they were just pretty. Then they sat in my front porch area collecting dust and no one ever saw them. I came across this simple bird feeder and immediately knew what I was going to do with that cup and saucer.
At first I used super glue, but that only lasted a couple of days and the saucer came off. Next I tried hot glue and it held strong for 2 weeks. Finally, I asked the hubs (a mechanic) what to use and he suggested GOOP. Worked like a charm and hasn’t come off in over a month! (I found it at Ace Hardware, I also bought the marine kind that would be suitable for outdoor crafts).
An epoxy would also work, just make sure it is suitable for outdoor use.
And here it is, you simply glue the cup and saucer together. Handle side obviously goes up to use as a hook.
Fill it with birdseed and hang it up. I let mine dry overnight first.
Cute little project isn’t it? With only 2 pieces, that you can pick up at sales all summer long 🙂 I hung mine on a shepherd’s hook. I usually have hanging baskets on them but, I did bird feeders this year.
The next thing I seen on Pinterest was how to clean your grill grates the easy way. The little work you have to do comes the next day.
I tested this on one of the three grill grates, to make sure it worked first. I placed one grate in a trash bag, poured about a cup or two of ammonia in the bag and sealed the bag shut with a large rubber band. You need it sealed tightly so the fumes stay in the bag and do their work.
I cleaned the one on the left hand side and put it on the grill so you could see the difference. The next day I did the other two grates. This works so good. I know some of you may know this trick but, I had never heard of it, so I’m sharing in case some one else hasn’t heard of it.
Have a great week y’all, I know I will. I picked up my daughter-in-law Crissy, and my grandson, Derek Jr., last night from the airport. (First time meeting them both face-to-face). It’s going to be an awesome 2 weeks! And if you’re friends with me on Facebook, you’re going to be bombarded with pictures…ha! My son didn’t get to come home because he has to work in the field for a month, which I will miss him, but I will spoil his wife and that grandbaby of mine for sure!
This is the little man that I can’t wait to hug and kiss and snuggle with! (How cute is that onesie too?!).
My blogs are scheduled ahead but, I may skip a day or a few of reading blogs because well…priorities first 🙂