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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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  • mason jar bird feeder, how to, mason jars, outdoor living, pets animals, repurposing upcycling
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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  • mason jar bird feeder, how to, mason jars, outdoor living, pets animals, repurposing upcycling
Like I said I got a little carried away making these…
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  • Barb Rosen
    Barb Rosen Wilmington, DE
    on Mar 14, 2015

    What a great project for the birds! I love how the pot lids have a built-in hanger!

  • Karen
    Karen Jacksonville, FL
    on Mar 15, 2015

    Love these birdfeeders...and I bet that they are squirrel-proof, too!

    • Glenda
      Glenda Pasadena, TX
      on Aug 30, 2017

      I haven't found anything squirrel-proof yet but really love your bird feeders!

  • Cathy Kirkman
    Cathy Kirkman Eden, NC
    on Mar 16, 2015

    I HAVE TO TRY THIS. lOVE THEM.

  • Maria Medeiros
    Maria Medeiros West Edmeston, NY
    on Mar 16, 2015

    this is cute would also work great for chicks

  • Lori Cote' Henton
    Lori Cote' Henton Newport News, VA
    on Mar 16, 2015

    Love these!

  • Pamela Dawn Yow
    Pamela Dawn Yow Chancellor, AL
    on Mar 16, 2015

    So cute......

  • Ketrinque
    Ketrinque Harrisville, RI
    on Mar 16, 2015

    Brilliant!! Love!

  • Kellie Estrella
    Kellie Estrella Fresno, CA
    on Mar 16, 2015

    QUESTION WHERE DID YOU GET THE BOTTOMS??? EMAIL HAIRIGO@ATT.NET TY

    • Diana Wearing
      Diana Wearing Oregon, WI
      on Mar 16, 2015

      @Kellie Estrella - Kellie I bought the bottoms at Farm & Fleet (our local farm store) any feed/farm store would sell them or you can buy online - just search for poultry feeders

  • Karen
    Karen
    on Mar 16, 2015

    It's gorgeous, but if you glue the lid on, how do you get the birdseed inside? Upside down threw the holes?

  • Melody Korlinchak
    Melody Korlinchak Upper Black Eddy, PA
    on Mar 16, 2015

    where do you get the plastic ones...I have used the metal ones for candy dispensers before...but the plastic ones would be nice to have

    • Diana Wearing
      Diana Wearing Oregon, WI
      on Mar 16, 2015

      @Melody Korlinchak - I bought them at Farm & Fleet (our local farm store) they come in yellow, purple & green too! I think you can buy online as well :)

  • Christy D.
    Christy D. Alma, MI
    on Mar 16, 2015

    Love, Love, Love this! I was just about to throw out some old pot lids too. Now I can use them. I wonder if an iron one would be too heavy...

    • Christy D.
      Christy D. Alma, MI
      on Mar 16, 2015

      @Susan Spann Thanks. I wasn't sure. I don't think I'll be throwing it out anymore. I'm sure I can come up with something to use it for and if not I'll see if anyone I know can use it. I have all of both of my grandmother's cast iron skillets in a cabinet and I never use them, but can't bring myself to get rid of them. I had some amazing meals prepared in those when I was younger.

  • Beverly Cady Cabaday
    Beverly Cady Cabaday
    on Mar 16, 2015

    Your birds live in the lap of luxury!

  • Rita Kaspars Liddell
    Rita Kaspars Liddell Dover Plains, NY
    on Mar 16, 2015

    If you paint, make sure to use nontoxic paint, the birds chip the paint and eat it and die

  • Patti Conner Wilcox
    Patti Conner Wilcox Webster, NY
    on Mar 16, 2015

    Nancy Battaglia

  • Steven Gagnon
    Steven Gagnon
    on Mar 16, 2015

    They look great! Would look neet with a light in it or candel! Kinda looks like an ol style lantern!

  • Kim Enwright
    Kim Enwright Jesup, GA
    on Mar 16, 2015

    Awesome job!! I would love to have a couple of them!!

  • Darlene Lombardi
    Darlene Lombardi Austin, TX
    on Mar 16, 2015

    Brilliant idea!

  • Silvertone111
    Silvertone111 Edmond, OK
    on Mar 16, 2015

    Do you know if the glue will hold up to the heat, or will it become soft & release, causing a crash & glass & birdseed clean up? I've never used that glue but I'm worried that 100+ Temps & metal might become a issue. Luv the idea just a question.

    • Diana Wearing
      Diana Wearing Oregon, WI
      on Mar 16, 2015

      @Silvertone111 I made a couple of these last year and so far no issues - it is a strong glue :)

  • Louise Cook
    Louise Cook Naugatuck, CT
    on Mar 16, 2015

    Love this idea!!!

  • Tammy H
    Tammy H Corona, CA
    on Mar 16, 2015

    so cute...great idea

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