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Do you love to watch the birds? The best way to attract them to your backyard is to feed them! Learn how to make your a cute mason jar bird feeder with this easy and inexpensive tutorial.
Mason Jar Bird Feeder
Each time I walk out the door I feel like I’m instantly transported to a nice park. With the big trees and the birds singing all around me, this tall prairie grass girl is in heaven. I didn’t grow up in a place like this, at our house the prairie grass was so tall that it looked like waves when the wind was blowing and the only trees were the ones we planted and they didn’t grow very fast.
Here, we are surrounded by a mini oasis of trees that are over a hundred years old. Along with those tress come birds that I’ve never seen before. Big birds, small birds, creepy birds, and loud birds. Blue birds, red birds, yellow birds, and white birds. At our last house, I was lucky if I saw a Meadowlark in the yard and here I have pheasants and egrets running through my trees. I think it’s quite amazing.
I like to watch these little creatures from the house during the day and see all of the different kinds so I’ve created all kinds of birdhouses and bird feeders to put around the yard. The little bird feeder that is our project today is my favorite! It’s heavy-duty, cheap to make, and SO cute! I hope you will make some for your little singing friends as well.
DIY Mason Jar Bird Feeder
What You Need:
- Mason Jar
- Small Round Chicken Feeder
- Bird Seed
Here are the supplies you will need. I used an old blue mason jar because I have so many, but you can use any jar you have on hand! Any regular mouth mason jar should fit in the chicken feeder. You can use craft twine or any thick string. I found some old twine in the barn that we used for ours.
—Make your own Tinted Mason Jars.
Start by tying the twine around the jar. I tied it around the top (which is now the bottom) of the jar and the ran the string up the sides and tied another piece of twine around the middle to help keep the jar upright.
Fill the jar with birdseed. You can fill the chicken feeder too although putting the jar on gets a little interesting if you do this. But what’s life without a little interesting?!
Place the jar on the feeder and screw it on. Tah-dah! Your bird feeder is done! Hang it in your favorite place to watch the birds come and enjoy! You can also skip the twine if you don’t want to hang this and just secure it to a post in the yard.
This is a fun little project to do and it only takes a few minutes to put together. The chicken feeder cost me just under $3 at my local farm store and I had the twine and jar so that was my only cost for this feeder. Even if you have to purchase all of your supplies for this project brand new, the project should still be well under $10.
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What are your favorite birds that come into your yard?
This Mason Jar Bird Feeder Project was originally published on Little House Living in July 2014. It has been updated as of May 2020.