Mason Jar Bird Feeders ~

Diana Wearing
by Diana Wearing

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 :)

Gathered my supplies...

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 :)

I attached the lids using E6000 glue while this works great it smells awful! Make sure to only use in a well ventilated area!

Drilled holes in the bases to aid with drainage ~

Filled and ready for visitors! The small one has a water base attached I’m hoping the little birds will drink from it…

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!

Like I said I got a little carried away making these…

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  • Diane Diane on Mar 22, 2021

    How do you fill them with seeds?

  • I did this but the shower loops don't stay in the middle of the lid handle on top and then the feeder hangs off center. How can I keep it from doing this?

  • Timothy Mcauliffe Timothy Mcauliffe on Feb 12, 2022

    Have you tried adding a tray on the bottom to hold fallen seed and to give the birds something to land on while their eating? If yes, what would you use, maybe a plastic plant tray or maybe a wire wreath from dollar tree?

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  • Jill Cmc Jill Cmc on Jun 15, 2022

    Oh, I love these vintage style bird feeders!! So cool!

    I have several vintage lids too and lots of Mason jars. So cool! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Shirley Shirley on Mar 04, 2023

    I bought one like this in store and it cost over $30!! Wish I had seen your version first!!