A Mason Jar Bridfeeder

kirkus(5a)September 13, 2011

I made this birdfeeder with a chicken feeder (49 cents from Goodwill) and a blue Mason jar...25 cents at a garage sale...at that price I bought a box of the jars! :o) I attached a 10 cent enamelware pan to the top.

To attach the pan, I drilled a hole with a diamond bit into the bottom of the jar, drilled a hole in the pan, and attached an eye hook. It was a nice fit but I used GEII glue to secure the pan to the jar as well. I attached the pan to protect the seeds from the rain. Hung it with a chain I had in the garage. An inexpensive, FUN project...one of my favorites. :o)

The birds LOVE it! The photos show a little guy who visited the feeder for hours this evening. I had filled the feeder with sunflower seeds yesterday morning, and today it is half empty. Love watching our feathered friends. Had to share! Bear Hugs! Kirk

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Purplemoon

Kirk, you already got an A+ from a little bird! He knows a good thing when he sees it. ;o)

That sure turned out neat and you'll get lots of company coming to it.
hugs, Karen

    Bookmark   September 13, 2011 at 6:49AM
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mommyandme2

How cute !

    Bookmark   September 13, 2011 at 6:54AM
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oldcrafty(8)

Love it. And so does your feathered friend!

    Bookmark   September 13, 2011 at 11:15AM
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concretenprimroses(4B NH)

That's awesome Kirk!
Love the enamel pan on top, both pretty and practical.
Kathy

    Bookmark   September 13, 2011 at 12:29PM
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kirkus(5a)

Thank you for the nice comments! :o) There I go typing too fast again...I wrote "BRIDFEEDER" when it should read "BIRDFEEDER" in the title... Wish Garden Web had an edit button...just for me! LOL Bear Hugs! Krik...I mean Kirk :o)

    Bookmark   September 13, 2011 at 5:06PM
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Purplemoon

Funny, Kirk, but I read "bird" in spire of your typo. Funny how the mind sometimes sees what's supposed to be there. But a bride feeder would be interesting. LOL

hugs, Karen

    Bookmark   September 13, 2011 at 8:22PM
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nanatricia

To cute!!!!!

    Bookmark   September 13, 2011 at 9:43PM
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geeme(5)

I read bird also:) it is adorable with the top on it...they make cute people feeders with m@m's too.geeme

    Bookmark   September 13, 2011 at 10:29PM
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sunnyca_gw

Nice bird feeder, like the large holes so couple of birds can eat at 1 time but not likely to fight as lots of room to get seed. Imagine less gets spilled too. So considerate to protect the birds from the rain with the pan. I ended up using a tortilla warmer cover 1 year, drilled a hole in top of it. Love the little rusty spot as it gives it that well used look! Jan

    Bookmark   September 16, 2011 at 12:26AM
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jeannespines

I love it, Kirk! Great $$$ bargains & very rustic looking! (almost better than the peanuts & M&M's I fill mine with at Christmas!) LOLTFS! Jeanne S.

    Bookmark   September 17, 2011 at 2:15PM
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smickerdoodle

I love it too! Wish I could find some old blue mason jars! I can get the chicken feeders at the local feed stores pretty cheap.

    Bookmark   September 17, 2011 at 7:51PM
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sorie6(6b ok.)

I love the idea. We have all the stuff to make it but DH won't let me use the old mason jars!! They all have the lead lids!!! I'll try to get a reg qt. jar. Thanks for the idea!! Great job.

    Bookmark   September 30, 2011 at 8:00PM
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loriey(4)

Was at a craft show this week-end and a lady had these for sale. Hers had glass bowls over the feeder instead of an enamel pan. Another great idea.

    Bookmark   October 5, 2011 at 10:37AM
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