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DIY Bird Feeder in Less Than 3 Minutes…

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Don’t blink because you may miss how quick this project is! Prepare to be amazed…or at least I was 🙂

Have I ever shared with y’all that I love hardware stores? Especially those stores that are on back country roads with pretty much everything imaginable and have been in existence forever. It’s usually these type of stores where you are offered immediate assistance and given advice on how to make your DIY vision a reality.

I was in one of these country hardware stores when I spotted this…

DIY birdfeeder that can be made in less than 3 minutes. All you need is a Mason jar, chicken feeder, 3 feet of 8 gauge wire and birdseed. Done :)Now, admittedly this mostly city girl wasn’t really sure what it was.  I quickly found out that it was a chicken feeder. Some farmers or rural homeowners use these small feeders for their chickens.

Now here’s where my mind was blown…this thing fits on a Mason jar!!! I couldn’t believe it – I was so excited. I love all things galvanized or Mason – I just needed to figure out what I was going to do with them. I don’t own any chickens – but I do have lots of birds in my yard.

So…I decided to make a birdfeeder. Here’s what I used:

  • Mason Jar from my own collection
  • Galvanized chicken feeder
  • 3 feet of 8 gauge copper wire
  • Birdseed

DIY birdfeeder that can be made in less than 3 minutes. All you need is a Mason jar, chicken feeder, 3 feet of 8 gauge wire and birdseed. Done :)I already had a Mason jar. Everything else I purchased at the country hardware store. My salesman is the one that suggested using copper wire. This store actually had rolls and rolls of copper wire in different gauges. I measured out 3 feet of wire and cut it off the bolt. When I checked out, it was basically on the honor system of the gauge and footage of the wire – love that!

DIY birdfeeder that can be made in less than 3 minutes. All you need is a Mason jar, chicken feeder, 3 feet of 8 gauge wire and birdseed. Done :)The galvanized feeder was $2.00!!! I also purchased a red, plastic one for $1.00. The hardware store also sold me the birdseed.

I also could have purchased all necessary hunting and fishing gear. On this day – I stayed on task 🙂

DIY birdfeeder that can be made in less than 3 minutes. All you need is a Mason jar, chicken feeder, 3 feet of 8 gauge wire and birdseed. Done :)

DIY birdfeeder that can be made in less than 3 minutes. All you need is a Mason jar, chicken feeder, 3 feet of 8 gauge wire and birdseed. Done :)The chicken feeders screws on very easily to the Mason jar.

DIY birdfeeder that can be made in less than 3 minutes. All you need is a Mason jar, chicken feeder, 3 feet of 8 gauge wire and birdseed. Done :)BEFORE turning over your jar, start wrapping the copper wire around the jar…

DIY birdfeeder that can be made in less than 3 minutes. All you need is a Mason jar, chicken feeder, 3 feet of 8 gauge wire and birdseed. Done :)…you can wrap the wire any way that works best for you.

DIY birdfeeder that can be made in less than 3 minutes. All you need is a Mason jar, chicken feeder, 3 feet of 8 gauge wire and birdseed. Done :)Leaving enough for a hanger at the top.

DIY MASON JAR BIRDFEEDER

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This is a cruddy photo from a zoom shot on my iPhone – I captured this shot from inside the house minutes after I hung the feeder!

DIY birdfeeder that can be made in less than 3 minutes. All you need is a Mason jar, chicken feeder, 3 feet of 8 gauge wire and birdseed. Done :)So literally – a three minute project after I gathered all of my materials!

DIY birdfeeder that can be made in less than 3 minutes. All you need is a Mason jar, chicken feeder, 3 feet of 8 gauge wire and birdseed. Done :)A quick project makes me very happy…and the birds are happy too!DIY birdfeeder that can be made in less than 3 minutes. All you need is a Mason jar, chicken feeder, 3 feet of 8 gauge wire and birdseed. Done :)

10 Comments

  1. You ladies are on it with the mason jars! I know your birds are so happy. I like they hand so easily with the copper wires too. The birds on the island will thank you. Hugs, CoCo

    1. Thanks CoCo! The birds do love the feeder – food has been fairly slim this Winter 🙂

  2. Such a cute idea and it’s quick. I love projects with instant gratification, lol! Going to make one of these because we love watching the birds. Thanks for sharing!!

  3. Vicki and Jennifer that is so awesome and made my heart happy seeing that birdie up there eating the bird food. BRILLIANT!!! Who would have thought a bird feeder could come from a hardware store item. I love it and want to make one. Have a great day ladies, xo Lisa

    1. Thanks Lisa! We really do love hardware stores…especially the ones out in the “country”. They have the coolest stuff!

  4. I love this!! I actually saw a picture of one of these being used as a candy dispenser and I thought it was so cool, but there was no description and I had no clue what it was or how to make it. Now I know, and I’m definitely making one!!

  5. How cute is that!? I just ordered the feeder base from Amazon…thanks for the inspiration!

  6. I love this idea! I already have the base and jar. I just need the copper wire. Thank you. Hugs,

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