DIY Mason Jar Bird Feeder

Bird-lovers will find this idea of recycling mason jars very interesting. I made mine inspired by a post in Home Grown and ever since I have been happy to note a steep rise in the number of winged visitors to my garden. I am glad to provide a tutorial here on how I did it.

Mason Jar Bird Feeder

Mason Jar Bird Feeder

How to Make a Mason Jar Bird Feeder

Supplies

  • Quart size mason jar
  • 3 to 4 feet heavy-gauge wire
  • Wire cutters
  • Galvanized chicken feeder
  • Birdseed
Homemade Mason Jar Bird Feeder

Homemade Mason Jar Bird Feeder

Instructions

  1. Remove the ring and lid of the mason jar. Set them aside as you will not need them.
Mason Jar Bird Feeder Picture 1

Mason Jar Bird Feeder Picture 1

  1. Fill up the jar with birdseed.
Mason Jar Bird Feeder Picture 2

Mason Jar Bird Feeder Picture 2

  1. With the jar sitting upright, screw the galvanized chicken feeder onto its rim.
Mason Jar Bird Feeder Picture 3

Mason Jar Bird Feeder Picture 3

  1. Flip the arrangement over and thread the wire through a couple of oppositely placed holes in the chicken feeder.
  2. Wrap the wire up in gladiator sandal style. Twist the ends around one another a few times to secure tightly.
  3. Cut off excess, if any. Bend the ends to resemble hooks.
Mason Jar Bird Feeder Picture 4

Mason Jar Bird Feeder Picture 4

DIY Mason Jar Bird Feeder

DIY Mason Jar Bird Feeder

Another Cool Mason Jar Bird Feeder Idea

Here is a great plan to make your mason jar bird feeder out of wood.

Wooden Mason Jar Bird Feeder

Wooden Mason Jar Bird Feeder

A bird feeder made from a mason jar will speak volumes about your creativity. A wonderful birdwatching experience is an added plus. Do keep a camera handy in case wild birds come visiting.