Mason Jar Bird Feeders ~

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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  • Rob Rob on May 15, 2020

    what a fantastic idea! Bird feeders are expensive. I’m sure I missed it but if you glue the pot lid, how do you fill the mason jar?

  • 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?


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  • Juj51451076 Juj51451076 on Jul 09, 2021

    where did you get all the pot covers. I want to try making this bird feeder. thanks for shareing'


  • Ardale Ardale on Jul 21, 2021

    Love this idea! Now if I can only find some of those lids. Not only are they functional but also so pretty and as an added bonus maybe they will at least slow the squirrels from eating all my birdseed, at least for alittle while.