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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  • Rosalie Rosalie on Nov 24, 2015
    Is the post a squirrel feeder

    • Diana Wearing Diana Wearing on Nov 25, 2015
      @Rosalie Sometimes...the baffle on the post keeps most of the squirrels and chipmunk down but occasionally a crafty squirrel will figure out another way to get to the top :)

  • Honey Fischer Honey Fischer on Feb 24, 2016
    How are they filled if the jars are glued to the base?

  • Dorothy Watson Dorothy Watson on Feb 24, 2016
    Do you fill them by unscrewing. The jar from the base.

  • Ellen Ellen on Feb 28, 2016
    How do you keep the shower curtain hooks from sliding on the pot cover handles? A breeze or the birds tip mine, and the seed spills out.

    • Bradfield08 Bradfield08 on Mar 08, 2016
      Tie rope, twine or a pretty ribbon onto the handle first with a loop for the hook.

  • Deb White Deb White on Apr 04, 2016
    Why would you drill holes in the base for drainage cause when you fill it with hummingbird food, it'll run right out? I now you meant for the ones to be used for seeds, but you'd better clarify that in your directions.

  • Barbara Myers Barbara Myers on Apr 21, 2016
    Where do you get the base?

    • Diana Wearing Diana Wearing on Apr 22, 2016
      @Barbara Myers - I get mine at our local farm store - they are also available online just search for poultry bases :-)

  • Janewatkins63 Janewatkins63 on Apr 23, 2016
    Did you drill many holes or one large holes in the jar lid?

    • Diana Wearing Diana Wearing on Apr 24, 2016
      I drill many holes in the base of the feeder for drainage not in the lid

    • Janewatkins63 Janewatkins63 on Apr 28, 2016
      I thought you had to glue the jar lid into place to enable the jar to be unscrewed and taken off, therefore if the lids were on I couldn't see how it emptied.

  • Nance Freeman Nance Freeman on Apr 24, 2016
    If you drill holes in the bottom of the feeder, how do you keep the bird seed from falling out of the bottom. Bird seed has really small seeds in it?

    • Diana Wearing Diana Wearing on Apr 24, 2016
      The holes are really small just big enough to let water drain...we use black oil sunflower seeds to fill ours so there's no problem with the seeds falling out :-)

    • Nance Freeman Nance Freeman on Apr 24, 2016
      Thanks I use wild bird seed and it has all kinds of seeds and nuts in it I do know that one is wheat. and it is very small. I will have to drill with the smallest drill bit I have.

  • Tammy Tammy on Apr 28, 2016
    How did you attach the pot kids to the bars ? I think these are awesome and I want to make them for my little feathered friends.

  • Lori Brown Lori Brown on May 08, 2016
    I tried that glue on mine...wouldn't hold up in our climate. ...any other glue suggestions ?

    • Mary Bailey Mary Bailey on May 08, 2016
      Gorilla glue

    • Carol Bidwell Lewis Carol Bidwell Lewis on May 08, 2016
      Liquid nails

    • Anne Jansen Anne Jansen on May 09, 2016
      E600 is not really made to withstand the outdoors. Any of these outdoor crafty projects you read about where they are using E6000, don't use it. Instead use chalk silicone caulk. It's made for outdoors, dries clear and can withstand all elements.

    • Patricia Hinshaw Patricia Hinshaw on May 15, 2016
      Try gorrila glue

    • Use silicone, it is water proof.

    • Two problems.If placed in the sun, the lids will get extremely hot and the birds will burn they're little feet. Also the heat will transfer from the lid to the jar and warm up the water. Birds will not be able to enjoy a drink. Solve problem by covering the lid with straw 2 or 3 layers. allow straw to overhang the lid slightly. It will stay cool, add shade and keep water fresh. straw will not allow birds to burn they're feet and it will give it a country look.

  • Lori Brown Lori Brown on May 08, 2016
    The glue didn't hold...I guess it the humidity in my area ....any other glue suggestions?

    • Caroline Hargrove Caroline Hargrove on May 08, 2016
      @Lori Brown If you get it on where the two items touch, also must put some on both items, let it set for about 2 min, then attach them together. Weight them down so they stay snug and let set at least 24 hrs, 48 is best. E6000 should work fine anywhere. Also be sure both items are clean. If the inside of the lid is painted, perhaps if you mark where the jar will be and then scrape off the paint where it will touch, may help. Worth trying these ideas.

    • Anne Jansen Anne Jansen on May 09, 2016
      E600 is not really for outdoor applucations. A much better choice is clear silicone caulk.

    • Dor6244719 Dor6244719 on May 31, 2016
      I fixed a broken fender on a friends car with E6000 about 4 months ago and it"s held fine. I think that clamping or weighting down the 2 items is the answer. I've never had any problems with a permanet fix using E600 whether it's on small items like jewerly or as stated above, fixing a car's fender.

    • Mary M. Prinzavalli Mary M. Prinzavalli on Jun 07, 2016
      Anne Jansen, Diana said the glue was E6000 not E600. And I love the feeders especially the ones with the big lids as we have squirrels in our yard and they love the seed as much as the birds. You did a great job.

    • Kay p. Kay p. on Jun 20, 2016
      What about Gorilla glue.

    • Marilyn Barris Marilyn Barris on Jun 29, 2016
      Have you tried outdoor, waterproof silicone? Not sure about adhesion for something with real weight like these. Works great for a gazing ball left outside! But, I am in PA so we don't normally get high humidities for long.

  • Silvertone Silvertone on May 08, 2016
    Where did you find so many of these lids?

    • Diana Wearing Diana Wearing on May 11, 2016
      Found most at flea markets...thrift stores are also a good place to hunt for them :-)

    • Dre949785 Dre949785 on May 18, 2016
      Good will

    • Sonia Morrow Sonia Morrow on May 20, 2016
      Good Lord, I wish we had flea markets over here in Ireland. Our equivalent is a car booter. Honestly speaking, the stuff there is cr*p.

  • Anna Falcon Anna Falcon on Jun 23, 2016
    How do you fill the feeder?

  • Melody Melody on Jun 24, 2016
    what are the white trimmed in red lid's... I know they are metal but what kind? I have been trying to figure this out for forever! thanks for the help!

  • Ann8527411 Ann8527411 on Jul 15, 2016
    Where do you purchase the E6000 glue?

    • Diana Wearing Diana Wearing on Jul 16, 2016
      It's available at Home Depot, Menards, Wal-Mart, Hobby Lobby, hardware stores...really easy to find :-)

    • Ann8527411 Ann8527411 on Jul 20, 2016
      Thank you so much!!!

  • Ann8527411 Ann8527411 on Jul 16, 2016
    Do you make dragon flys? If so can you please give instructions?

    • Diana Wearing Diana Wearing on Jul 16, 2016
      I've never made dragon flys - if I do one day I'll post the instructions :-)

    • Barbara Morgan Barbara Morgan on Aug 19, 2016
      I have seen them made from table legs and ceiling fan blades.

    • Ann8527411 Ann8527411 on Aug 19, 2016
      Thank you!!

    • Donna Donna on Mar 16, 2018

      I saw them on PINTEREST made from wire beaters with beads added for color. You bend the wires out for wings, handle is the body.

  • Mary Mary on Jul 19, 2016
    Are these squirrel proof?

    • Diana Wearing Diana Wearing on Jul 21, 2016
      I’m not sure any feeders are totally squirrel proof...we hang ours on a post with a baffle to keep squirrels, raccoons & chipmunks from being able to get to them :-)

    • Mary Mary on Jul 21, 2016
      Thanks, I will try baffle when I make this!

    • Beverly Webster Beverly Webster on Jul 27, 2016
      I have my feeders on a tree limb not sturdy enough for a squirrel, but steady enough for the feeder. . The squirrels can't get to the feeder that way. They get the dregs on the ground.

    • Mary Mary on Jul 28, 2016
      Thank you! I'm looking around my yard for a weaker limb right now. The squirrels are extremely pesky, and get all the bird seed!

  • Wendy Erdheim Wendy Erdheim on Aug 07, 2016
    Where do I purchase the glue you use?

  • Carol in VT Carol in VT on Dec 01, 2016
    Diane, just saw these tonight and they are adorable. Thanks for such a detailed post as well as great pictures @ each step. I am curious about the lids though--how did you have such a collection of lids without having to purchase the pits in entirety? Did you buy just the lids only somewhere? Many of us have supplies of the jars, but finding a source for enamel lids....that I'm stumped on. Carol

    • Diana Wearing Diana Wearing on Dec 01, 2016
      Hi Carol –Thank you! You can sometimes find the lids at antique stores, barn sales, auctions and thrift stores but the best place I’ve found is flea markets, I look for the vendors selling cast iron frying pans they usually are also selling the old lids. Good luck!

    • Andrea Graham Andrea Graham on Jan 23, 2017
      Garage sales too.

  • Mary Hofstra Mary Hofstra on Jan 01, 2017
    Where do you buy the poultry feeder bases and how much are they? I love the look with the enameled lids! Those lids are hard to find! That's usually what we're missing! Or the handle on the top of the lid has broken off! But I'm going to look at all of our 2nd hand stores for those lids!

    • Diana Wearing Diana Wearing on Jan 01, 2017
      Hi Mary! Glad you like them! I get the bases at our local farm store, Farm & Fleet (most farm supply/feed stores should stock them) the metal ones are around $3.50 each. I’m sure you can also buy them online. Flea markets, antique stores & barn sales are good places to hunt for lids – good luck!

    • Mary Hofstra Mary Hofstra on Jan 02, 2017
      Thanks for such a prompt reply! Again, my reason to just LOVE ❤️Hometalk! Hope you have a Blessed Year😊

  • Ginny Erickson Ginny Erickson on Jan 22, 2017
    How do you fill them?

    • Kenna MacDonald Kenna MacDonald on Jan 23, 2017
      wondering the same thing ! once the e6000 is on...they are stuck for good.....and lid doesn't allow for filling from the top !

    • Andrea Graham Andrea Graham on Jan 23, 2017
      The jar screws into the base of the feeder. The pot lid is glued to what is actually the bottom of the jar. It's turned upside down.

    • Diana Wearing Diana Wearing on Jan 23, 2017
      The base screws on to the jar so you just flip it over and unscrew it to fill :-)

    • Ginny Erickson Ginny Erickson on Jan 23, 2017

  • Rebeckah Finchum Rebeckah Finchum on Feb 19, 2017
    what are you drilling holes in for draning

    • Elizabeth Leight Elizabeth Leight on Feb 19, 2017
      if it rains,you don't want water pooling in the bottom tray

    • Diana Wearing Diana Wearing on Feb 19, 2017
      Drain holes help to keep the seeds from srouting & molding if they get wet

    • Cheryl Cheryl on May 19, 2017
      I don't think the seeds are going to try out that quickly. Secondly if you drill a hole in the bottom aren't the seed going to fall through?

  • Renata Renata on Mar 09, 2017
    Those are really cute but I am wondering if the birds can actually perch to eat? Since they are chicken feeders and meant to sit on the ground they are rounded. Where would birds be able to land to get the food if they are hanging ? Just had a thought..maybe drill a small hole down and to the side of each food hole and glue a stick or dowel in the drilled hole...might work. ?

    • Diana Wearing Diana Wearing on Mar 09, 2017
      The little birds seem to be able to perch & eat but I do like the idea of adding something to the base to create a larger perching area…been kicking around a few ideas. If I do come up with a simple solution I’ll be sure to update the post :-)

    • Sandy Mattes Cerveny Sandy Mattes Cerveny on Mar 29, 2017
      I make these also, I add a plastic plate to the bottom of bird feeder so they can land on that and easily get to the food. Drill drain holes in this plate also.

    • Mindy Mindy on Jul 06, 2017
      E6000 another pot lid to the bottom. Or a plate.

    • Karen Silva Karen Silva on Oct 14, 2017
      Since you have the drill out... a couple holes abd some dowels

  • Barbara J. McCauley Barbara J. McCauley on Apr 25, 2017
    Where do I find poultry base???I'm a city gal....thanks

    • Diana Wearing Diana Wearing on Apr 25, 2017
      I'm a city girl too!
      I get them at our local Farm & Fleet store, most farm supply or feed stores should carry them and I'm sure they’re also available online :-)

    • Linda Fowler Linda Fowler on May 29, 2017
      If you have a Tractor Supply they carry them

    • Mindy Mindy on Jul 06, 2017
      Rural King, Tractor Supply, Murray McMurray Chicken Supplies. All have online stores.

    • Audrey Audrey on Oct 15, 2017
      I got mine from Amazon!!

  • Lara Broon Lara Broon on Jun 22, 2017
    Any tips on how to loosen weathered metal lids from jars to refill?

    • Mindy Mindy on Jul 06, 2017
      Rub some Vaseline, Olive oil, or other cooking oil around the rings before you screw the lids on. Should help.

    • Sheila Sheila on Aug 28, 2017
      Place lid down in hot water. Wait a few minutes; then use a jar opener and unscrew lid. In the future use a lubricant when putting lid on.

  • Ter31446256 Ter31446256 on Oct 24, 2017
    How did you paint galvanized metal. I have tried and find it difficult to get the paint to stick. Even with primer.

    • Diana Wearing Diana Wearing on Oct 24, 2017
      I think I used Rust-Oleum spray paint on them, you might want to rough up the surface with sand paper or you can cover them with liquid toilet bowl cleaner to de-gloss them. I did have someone comment that it might e safer for the birds not to paint them just in case they pecked at them and ingested paint chips, I'm not sure that would happen but better safe then sorry.

  • Linda Linda on Dec 08, 2017
    Love the project, where did you find all the lids?

    • Joe D Joe D on Dec 12, 2017
      I have made a bunch of these for Christmas presents. I have been finding lids at Goodwills around the area. They usually have a bin of orphan lids for 99 cents a piece. Then I used gorilla glue clear to attach to jars.

  • Chr26390858 Chr26390858 on Jan 20, 2018
    Where did you find all those awesome lids?Great project,I bet the bird love them!

    • Diana Wearing Diana Wearing on Jan 20, 2018

      Thanks! Our birds are happy

      I find the lids at flea markets, estate sales, garage sales, thrift stores etc.
      You can also sometimes find them at antique stores but they’re usually a little more expensive.

    • Suzanne Tanner Suzanne Tanner on Jan 27, 2018

  • Mary Lomax Mary Lomax on Jan 27, 2018
    How do you fill the jars with the seed?

  • Gaylyn Gaylyn on Feb 11, 2018
    Where do you find the feeders?

    • Diana Wearing Diana Wearing on Feb 12, 2018

      I get the bases at our local Farm & Fleet most farm supply stores should carry them and you should also be able to find the online, they are mason jar poultry bases. Good Luck!

    • Jack James Jack James on Feb 14, 2018
      I found some at our local CO-OP stores and Lowe's

  • A.M A.M on Feb 21, 2018

    do you use the same glue for all your outside projects?

    have you ever tried to drill into a glass wine bottle thank you

    • Diana Wearing Diana Wearing on Feb 21, 2018

      I do use the E6000 glue for my crafty outside projects it seems to hold up well for me. I’ve got a couple junk flowers made with a combination of glass, metal and ceramic pieces that I leave out all year round that are still together after 4-5 years. I never have tried drilling through glass, I’ve wanted to I just haven’t tried it yet.

    • A.M A.M on Feb 21, 2018
      I’m going to start gluing Metal, ceramic and glass pieces for outside art. And I‘ve tried a few types of glue. I’ll definitely try E6000 thank you

    • Robin Leclerc Robin Leclerc on Mar 02, 2018

      u can drill thru glass but use a titanium bit....worked great on wine bottles and sea shells

  • Joyce Joyce on Mar 03, 2018

    What size are the chicken feeders?

  • Joyce Joyce on Mar 03, 2018

    What size are the chicken feeders?

  • Donna Donna on Mar 16, 2018

    What size jar screws onto the poultry feeders?

  • Ann Eaves Ann Eaves on Mar 30, 2018

    How do you refill them?

  • Sandra Billings Sandra Billings on Apr 01, 2018

    where did you find all the different cool covers?

  • Monika Monika on Apr 08, 2018

    What do you use to put the hole in the bottom of the jar Yes a drill could you clearfy this for me. I am looking for a project to do with my 7yr old grandson. Thank you so much. Moni

    • Diana Wearing Diana Wearing on Apr 09, 2018

      Hi Monika - There are no holes in the jar, the lid is attached using E6000 glue and the base screws on. I do drill drainage holes in the bases with just a small drill bit. Hope that helps!

    • Monika Monika on Apr 09, 2018

      Good morning Diana Thank you for your answer. I spent time trying to figure out where the glue went and came up with the lid. Thank you so much for the project. I'm sure Michael will enjoy doing it, Have a good week Mo nika

  • 9530106 9530106 on May 04, 2018

    I have everything ready to make one of these. I love them. How does the glue hold up? I have a new tube of Loctite, so thought I would just use it, it is for outdoors.

    • Diana Wearing Diana Wearing on May 05, 2018

      Yay! The glue is holding up fine, I’ve had one out for a couple of years now with no issues at all. I’ve never used Loctite on these but I’m sure it will probably work fine if it’s made for exterior use on glass & metal surfaces.

    • 9530106 9530106 on May 05, 2018

      Yes it is for all those surfaces, so hopefully... Today the squirrel finished off what he could, and knocked over the base into the bush, thankfully not the cement. I need to get it done! Thank You!

    • Elizabeth Swanson Elizabeth Swanson on May 10, 2018

      Loctite works very well for outdoor projects

    • 9530106 9530106 on May 10, 2018

      Yes it does. I use it all the time. I was wondering about how well the glass and metal together might be, as far as durability of staying power. Oh, and the WIND we have!!! :)

  • Lynette Flores Lynette Flores on May 12, 2018

    Where do you get the bottomswith the holes from?

  • Los15904080 Los15904080 on May 30, 2018

    attaching the lid do you mean the lid to the jar or the top pan lid on the top of the feeder

    • Diana Wearing Diana Wearing on May 31, 2018

      I attach the pot lid with the E6000 glue, the feeder base screws on and off for filling.

  • 4bl33262627 4bl33262627 on Jul 12, 2018

    How do you fill them once they're empty?

    • Diana Wearing Diana Wearing on Jul 12, 2018

      You just flip it over unscrew the base fill it screw the base back on and you're good to go.

  • Claira Marie Depont Claira Marie Depont on Aug 11, 2018

    Hi, very creative! What about the pan covers. Can you buy just the cover somewhere?

  • Gillian S Gillian S on Aug 28, 2018

    How did the water base go over? Did the birds drink from it?

    • Diana Wearing Diana Wearing on Aug 28, 2018

      I’d occasionally see birds on it but it’s not as popular as the seed feeder!

  • Lyn5035705 Lyn5035705 on Aug 28, 2018

    Please can you tell me the part that houses the food what is it ? I can't recall ever seeing one? I'm in the uk. I so love your idea and would love to try my hand and have a go.million thank hun and well done. X

    • Patricia L Bigbie Patricia L Bigbie on Aug 28, 2018

      Here in the USA they are called large canning jars, or quart size would have to check a conversion chart Lyn.

      We also get large sized mustard and mayonnaise in the stores, in this size jars. Maybe do a Google search as well?

      Good luck with this!!

    • Diana Wearing Diana Wearing on Aug 28, 2018

      Thanks! The jar is a regular mason (canning) jar and the screw on base is a poultry feeding base.

    • Lyn5035705 Lyn5035705 on Aug 29, 2018

      Thanks so much guys. What was puzzling me was the poultry base. I already use the other materials. I was trying to work out what it was. Not a pie dish surely oh could it be a container to store eggs I didn't have a clue so guys thanks again now got to find one. God bless Lynn.

    • Judy Ann Judy Ann on Oct 22, 2018

      Mason jars

  • Donna Donna on Oct 10, 2018

    How do you refill them?

    • Diana Wearing Diana Wearing on Oct 10, 2018

      You just flip it over unscrew the base fill it screw the base back on and you're good to go.

    • Lauraine Watkins Lauraine Watkins on Nov 19, 2018

      You unscrew the jar and fill it, then turn it back over

  • Mary Mary on Nov 12, 2018

    Where do you get the bases?

    • Diana Wearing Diana Wearing on Nov 12, 2018

      I get mine at Farm and Fleet our local farm store, most carry them you can also buy them online.

    • Tinkerbellabell Tinkerbellabell on Mar 02, 2019

      Tractor Supply in Tennessee, now I’m out looking for pot lids. I love this ida. Thanks so much,

    • Charlotte Robb Charlotte Robb on Mar 29, 2019

      Goodwill is good place to look for lids.

  • Margaret Margaret on Jan 09, 2019

    Where do you get the poultry feeders??

    • Diana Wearing Diana Wearing on Jan 09, 2019

      I get the bases at our local Farm & Fleet most farm supply stores should carry them and you should also be able to find the online, they are mason jar poultry bases.

    • James James on Mar 29, 2019

      Tractor supply

  • Cynthia Cynthia on Mar 09, 2019

    This looks like the best idea ever! We love feeding the birds where we live.

    Q: Is E6000 glue easy to find? Cheers!

    • Diana Wearing Diana Wearing on Mar 11, 2019

      Thank you!

      You can find E6000 at Walmart, Hobby Lobby, Home Depot, Menards, hardware stores etc. (easy to find!).

    • Tut32328510 Tut32328510 on Mar 20, 2019

      Walmart Carries the 600 glue

    • Susan Susan on May 22, 2019

      Michaels and other craft stores carry E6000.

  • Christine Christine on Mar 30, 2019

    Ok..that's amazing, but how do you fill the feedeers?

    • Diana Wearing Diana Wearing on Mar 30, 2019

      The base unscrews from the jar, you just flip them over to fill.

    • Vicki Harvey Vicki Harvey on Apr 20, 2019

      The mason jars screw into the feeder base.

    • Judy Judy on May 07, 2019

      But what is the glue for?

    • Crystal Shoff Charles Crystal Shoff Charles on May 07, 2019

      The glue is to put agate lid on top for decoration use also to hang. When want to fill flip upside down fill screw on bottom n your good to go !!

    • Pat Pat on May 07, 2019

      I believe you would unscrew the jar from the base top or bottom.

  • Judy Judy on Apr 09, 2019

    What size Mason jars will fit the poultry eeder base, regular or wide mouth?

  • Annie Annie on May 23, 2019

    How did you make the post feeder? Here on the coast of BC it rains all the time. I live in a townhouse so I can't hang too much on the outside but the post in the ground would be great! I can put up the post but what about the feeder part. This is what I need to know how to make. :)

    • Diana Wearing Diana Wearing on May 23, 2019

      Hi Annie - We bought that feeder we didn't build it, that style is called a hopper feeder. You might be able to find directions on how to build one online - good luck!

  • Joan Dales Joan Dales on Jul 27, 2019

    where can I get the bottoms

    • Diana Wearing Diana Wearing on Jul 29, 2019

      I get them at our local farm store you can also buy them online just search for mason jar poultry feeder base.

    • Cheryl Cheryl on Sep 25, 2019

      Feed and grain stores. Your local Agway store or a store that caters to feeding chickens and on line.

  • Joanne Joanne on Aug 11, 2019

    Where do I get the base?

    • Diana Wearing Diana Wearing on Aug 12, 2019

      I get mine at Farm and Fleet our local farm store, most farm stores carry them you can also buy them online.

  • Christine Collins Christine Collins on Sep 11, 2019

    Where did you get the pot lids?

    • Diana Wearing Diana Wearing on Sep 12, 2019

      I find them at thrift stores, flea markets, yards sales etc.

  • Marykay Marykay on Dec 30, 2019

    Will the attached lid help deter squirrels?

    • Denise Denise on Mar 09, 2020

      Probably not. Squirrels will always find a way. However, I would just put out a squirrel feeder with peanuts and feeder corn and the squirrels usually prefer those.

  • Marie Marie on Apr 02, 2020

    ware to order the bottoms

    • Diana Wearing Diana Wearing on Apr 02, 2020

      I got mine at our local farm store, they are available online as well just search for mason jar feeder bases and you'll get lots of options.

    • Sue Sue on May 25, 2020

      Rural King, Tractor Supply, local or online hatcheries, local or online farm supply stores.

  • 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?

    • Diana Wearing Diana Wearing on May 17, 2020

      Hi Rob - Thanks! You flip the feeder over and unscrew the base from the jar to fill it.

    • Rob Rob on May 17, 2020

      Thank you! Of course that’s what you do! I feel so silly now. Haha

    • Shiree Shiree on Jan 26, 2021

      The Mason Jar unscrews from the feeder itself

    • Julie Julie on Apr 12, 2021

      I wondered the same thing. Lol

    • Ginet Ginet on May 24, 2021

      the lid is glued on the bottom of the jar ... the red feeder part screws onto your masom jar unscrew it fill the jar and tip it upside down ...magic the feeder fills up with seeds

  • 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?

    • Diana Wearing Diana Wearing on Apr 27, 2021

      Maybe wrap some string on the ends of the handle leaving a small area in the middle for the shower loop, that might help keep it from sliding.

    • Great idea! Thank you !

    • Ardale Ardale on Jul 21, 2021

      Cheryl, you could maybe place a dab of hot glue on each side of your handle clips on underside of the lid handle then once dry wrap clear tape over the glue and around the pot handle to keep your clip from sliding and tilting your feeder and still let the beauty of the enamel color show.


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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.