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