Mason Jar Bird Feeder

If you’re anything like me, you have a Pinterest board full of craft projects that you want to try but never seem to get around to! One of them is this adorable mason jar bird feeder. Last weekend, I spotted this little metal chicken feeder base for only $4 at Tractor Supply. This is literally the easiest, quickest project ever. You need virtually no crafty skills to make this and it came out so cute! All you need is the chicken feeder (any country supply store) a mason jar (I had on hand) and some twine or wire to hang it up.


The mason jar screws right into the feeder. I think any standard jar will fit. I happened to pick up these little galvanized metal stars at Target in the $1 bin recently, and they matched the feeder base perfectly. You could decorate it however you want ~ that is the beauty of simple projects like this.


The only semi-challenge was devising a way to hang it up. I’m not about to start breaking out diamond drill bits and try to drill a hole in the glass. I have seen wire wrapped around the jar for hanging, which seems easy. I decided to use twine ($1 store or Walmart) to create the hanger.


First, I braided 3 strands of twine to make it a little thicker and more durable. It’s hard to describe how I knotted it, so here’s a little graphic of how I created the twine hanger.


I hung the little stars wind-chime style from the top of the hanger. I love that the metal stars match the metal feeder base.


For a 5 minute, $5 project, I love it! What a great craft fair item to make a sell at Spring/Summer shows. You could jazz them all up and sell for at least $12-$15 each. I want to make some for my booth at The Carriage Place; I’ll let you know how they sell!


11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Teresa
    May 27, 2015 @ 10:29:25

    Yes, pretty much any jar will screw into the feeder base…I’ve used spaghetti sauce jars that have a “fancy” design made into the glass! They are very cute sitting on the kitchen counter filled with candy, such as M&M’s.


    • Eyeballs By Day, Crafts By Night
      May 27, 2015 @ 10:53:20

      Never thought about using spaghetti sauce jars! I love the idea of setting them on the counter with candy in them too. That would look so cute on my country kitchen counter. So many clever uses. Thanks for the tips Teresa! 🙂 ~maggie


  2. cathys niggli
    May 27, 2015 @ 13:26:00

    ill take one of those


  3. Booth555
    May 27, 2015 @ 13:28:35

    That is a great idea!!! I have been searching stores for just the bottoms for hummingbird feeders so I could use mason jars. Do you know of any places that sell them?


  4. jdstew3
    May 27, 2015 @ 13:53:36

    That is a great idea, thanks for sharing. Love it, Judy


  5. lisa
    May 28, 2015 @ 20:13:12

    once again you amaze me !


  6. littlehousebytheferry
    Jun 02, 2015 @ 18:43:29

    Love this idea!


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