Spring is finally in the air and I think the birds even believe that it is here. I’m not sure we’ve seen the last of the snow here in Northern Michigan but at least we’ve seen the last of the worst of it. We have green grass and the birds have returned from their warmer winter homes. It inspired me to make this colorful DIY Mason Jar Bird Feeder for our front yard to help attract the birds. It’s also a great little gift for Mother’s Day which is just around the corner! This easy to make bird feeder is especially great because chances are you have the supplies to make it on hand.
Bird Feeder Mason Jar Tutorial
- Mason Jar
- Wooden Spoon
- Hot Glue Gun and Glue
- Bird Seed
How To Make A Mason Jar Bird Feeder:
Begin by cutting your fabric into strips. You could also use ribbon if you wanted. I loved this colorful fabric and think it will draw the birds to the feeder.
Next, glue the wooden spoon to the side of the mason jar. My mason jar has a somewhat flat side which was perfect for the flat wooden spoon to lay against. The fabric will actually hold the spoon in place so the glue is really there just to keep everything together during assembly. The wooden spoon becomes the perfect perch for your feathered friends to sit on while getting their meal.
After the hot glue is dry, tie the fabric strips around the mason jar and double knot the fabric. Leave one end very long to tie around a shepherd’s hook or a tree branch.
Fill the jar with the best bird seed for attracting your favorite birds and tie to a tree branch or shepherd’s hook and enjoy as the birds visit your new DIY Mason Jar Bird Feeder! Make sure to keep the jar half full so the birds keep coming back.
Mother’s Day is just around the corner and this would make a great gift for that special mom or grandma. It’s easy enough to have the kids help make too! Do you think you will give this DIY mason jar bird feeder a try? You may also enjoy this mason jar nature activity for kids. Let us know how it turns out on social media @familyfocusblog