How To Make A Mason Jar Bird Feeder
My Mason Jar Bird Feeder is honestly one of the easiest projects I’ve made so far. We love to enjoy the birds in the backyard and they are a big fan of this bird feeder. Here’s how to make a mason jar bird feeder.
Supplies You’ll Need To Make A Mason Jar Bird Feeder
- heavy gauge copper wire
- large mason jar
- chicken feeder attachment
- gloves (the wire is sharp when cut)
I made this DIY birdfeeder very quickly using heavy gauge copper wire, a mason jar, a poultry feeder, and some bird seed. I got the copper wire in a package at Lowe’s and the poultry feeder at the local feed supply.
If you look at the picture, you’ll see a spiral pattern near the poultry feeder. I achieved this by putting some duct tape over a pair of pliers and wrapping the copper wire tightly in a circular pattern until I got the look I wanted.
From there, I placed the jar on a towel so it wouldn’t slip and wrapped the wire around the jar as tightly as I could by rolling the jar along the wire. The last section, which makes the hanging hook, was done by hand. The reason I used the tape on the pliers is to keep the wire from being scratched. Copper is soft.
I wanted to mention that I immediately cut my finger a little bit on the end of the copper wire where the initial cuts were made. Not bad, just a thick paper cut t. I’m going to use a file to soften that up a bit or squeeze the ends in a little with some pliers. Please tape off the end of the wire while working with it so you don’t cut yourself. You can remove the tape at the end.
The one thing I don’t like about the feeder is the filling part. You have to fill the jar, place it in the wire holder and then screw the poultry feeder to the top (so it’s upside down at this point). Now, in one quick motion, you flip the feeder right side up. Don’t do this slowly or you’ll lose all the bird seed!
The birds love it so it will stay in the yard. The birds in our yard love black oil sunflower seeds. They’re a bit messy but they bring so many different types of birds.