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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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  • Alicia Thatsme

    Hi! These are so adorable!! I too would like to know what you sell them for, or a round about figure. I'm not sure how to price these. Thank you! and keep up the VERY CUTE work :)

  • Mssmatch
    Mssmatch Florence, KY

    after checking on prices for all the supplies I found it way cheaper to buy the already made feeders....but for someone that already has lids, glue, jars, hangers and feeders this is a good idea..

    • Diana Wearing
      Diana Wearing Oregon, WI

      I check out thrift stores & flea markets for my project pieces and buy my bases when they are on sale so for me these are not too expensive to make they cost around $5-$6 apiece.

  • Fredd
    Fredd Moyock, NC

    I have nine feeders in my yard today. I'm always looking for yet another feeder. Love this project. And the material will outlast pricey store bought feeders. My only question is about adding perches so the little birds have a place to sit and

  • Sue Kiene

    Thanks.

  • Penny kale
    Penny kale Catawba, NC

    This would make a great VBS craft for kids. They could paint the lid, even the jars. They would love it, and hanging in their yards and able to see something they made that is useful.

  • 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.

    • Artemis
      Artemis New Port Richey, FL

      OK, I finally made my way back to this project. I pried the mason jar lid out of the chicken feeder and was able to screw in the bottle with no problem. I used pie pans for the top and drilled a hole in the bottle to attach the pan and an eye (I also

  • 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.

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

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

  • Sandy Wimmer
    Sandy Wimmer Freedom, OK

    I tried something similar a while back. I bought the plastic feeders because they are quite a bit cheaper than the galvanized. The threads didn't hold well. I think old metal pie pans (upside down) would work equally well if you can't find the pot

  • Elsa
    Elsa San Juan Capistrano, CA

    I will definitely try these! Love your ideas!

  • Angie
    Angie Sherman, TX

    Cute idea!

  • SC
    SC Spring Hill, FL

    Thanks for sharing!!! It's cool idea. I've all materials that you used. I will try to make one soon.

  • Ardale
    Ardale Poplar Bluff, MO

    Such a cute, inexpensive and simple idea! These would also be cute with hens and chickens planted in them. Just a thought!

  • Kristil Albof
    Kristil Albof Temperance, MI

    Adorable! My grandma taught me to " birdwatch/ feed the birds when I was very little and have enjoyed them all my life. I make sure I never run out of bird seed ! I was looking at the chicken feeders at my local hardware store last week ! There's

    • Diana Wearing
      Diana Wearing Oregon, WI

      Thank you! I'm waiting for spring to dive into projects too!

  • Ginger the farm gal

    Great idea for chicken, too, they like to jump up on the feeders, and leave unwanted deposits in the food, have to cover all mine. Sticky tape or vaseline will keep the squirrels and ants off your feeders too, just put it on the post or a piece of

    • Ginger the farm gal

      Thank you for sharing your beautiful displays, you did a great job. Added it to my chicken post for others. Blessings

  • Jewdkrns

    Thank you for such a great idea. I have a chicken feeder but yours gave me a whole new vision for it.

  • Linda Jowers
    Linda Jowers Southaven, MS

    Cute idea. I want to make one with my granddaughter - one for her house & one for ours. Glad to hear someone else hates the E6000 odor. Used it once on a toilet paper roll craft & they lived in the garage for a year before I could bring in & cover

  • Rambie
    Rambie Gainesville, FL

    Super cute! I am wondering are you making that many to sell or do you have a big yard?

    • Rambie
      Rambie Gainesville, FL

      If I saw one I probably would have bought one from you!! Would be a wonderful gift to receive!

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