DIY Birdfeeder in Less Than 3 minutes…
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This DIY birdfeeder takes only 3 minutes to make and is one of the easiest crafts we’ve ever done.
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.Here’s how I did a DIY Birdfeeder in less than 3 minutes.
I was in one of these country hardware stores when I spotted this…
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
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!
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 🙂
The chicken feeders screws on very easily to the Mason jar.
BEFORE turning over your jar, start wrapping the copper wire around the jar…
…you can wrap the wire any way that works best for you.
Leaving enough for a hanger at the top.
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!
So literally – a three minute project after I gathered all of my materials!
A quick project makes me very happy…and the birds are happy too!
My mind was blown too! Seems like an easy project that I can handle. I may have a hard time finding the chicken feeder. Any suggestions?
You can do it- we are certain 🙂
If you don’t have a feed and seed or garden center near you, our recommendation would be to look for the chicken feeder online.
Best of luck and litmus know how it goes!
Vicki and Jennifer
I was wondering if you have an issue with moisture since the holes are very large and any time it would rain the seed would get soaked. Do you think it would be helpful to hammer holes into the bottom of the feeder?
Tractor Supply carries the jars, and the feeders