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Mason Jar Bird Feeders ~

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The perfect storm! A box full of old pot lids a bunch of mason jars & a buy one get one free sale on poultry bases at the local farm store…I may have got just a little carried away making bird feeders :)
Difficulty: Easy
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Gathered my supplies...
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Screwed the jars on to the poultry feeder bases ~ the red are plastic the metal are galvanized I did end up painting a few of these no real reason I just wanted to mix things up :)
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I attached the lids using E6000 glue while this works great it smells awful! Make sure to only use in a well ventilated area!
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Drilled holes in the bases to aid with drainage ~
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Filled and ready for visitors! The small one has a water base attached I’m hoping the little birds will drink from it…
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Cheap metal shower curtain hook/rings are awesome for hanging the feeders (work great for hanging plants & solar lights as well) I bought a package of a dozen at the dollar store for you guessed it $1!
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Like I said I got a little carried away making these…
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  • Susan gooding
    Susan gooding Lake City, FL

    I love these .I made mine with a pizza pan on the bottom drilled holds in it the birds love a place to sit

  • Karen
    Karen Pasadena, MD

    I have feeders.......but now we have rats. Seems there are a few empty houses in the neighborhood and well, rats. I hate that I can't feed the birds because of them......my county won't take care of them, we need to do it ourselves.

    • Diana Wearing
      Diana Wearing Oregon, WI

      That’s unfortunate…we sometimes get raccoons and possums.

  • Artemis
    Artemis New Port Richey, FL

    I bought a couple of chicken feeders some time ago to make bird feeders; just waiting for inspiration. And now I have it. Love the use of canning jars and the lids. Thanks.

    • Diana Wearing
      Diana Wearing Oregon, WI

      You should be able to screw a regular mason jar directly onto the poultry feeder ~ no need to use a lid ring

  • Kelly S. Bracken
    Kelly S. Bracken Torrington, WY

    BRAVO! "I could have had a V-8!" Some minor modifications & one could feed hummingbirds, bees, & other pollinators. I'll have to think & tinker.

    • Diana Wearing
      Diana Wearing Oregon, WI

      Thanks! I'd love to see what you come up with :-)

  • Judith A. Brewer
    Judith A. Brewer Standish, ME

    Ingenious! Store bought feeders are so expensive...now I can make my own. Thanks!

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