Country Kitsch/Primitive Hanging Bird Feeder




Posted in OutsideBirding

Introduction: Country Kitsch/Primitive Hanging Bird Feeder

About: Howdy, I am a bit of a tinker gnome. I like playing with hardware/technology along with making stuff I want out of old stuff I have or find. I should warn you that I am like Dog from "Up". There will be ...

Howdy Instructable readers.

I have moved over to Steemit. Please follow my future projects over there. Thank You

Mason Jar Challenge

First Prize in the
Mason Jar Challenge



    • Spotless Contest

      Spotless Contest
    • Trash to Treasure

      Trash to Treasure
    • Microcontroller Contest

      Microcontroller Contest

    We have a be nice policy.
    Please be positive and constructive.




    Cool, got a link? I don't use Pinterest and wouldn't mind seeing how they came up with their design. This style of bird feeder is pretty common so I am not too surprised that other people would have came up with a ring/basket hanging method.
    I am just giving people the option to make it themselves for about $6 vs 35 for the mass manufactured one

    amazing project! thanks for posting this on Instructables, I'm going to try and make this as a gift!

    2 replies

    Thank you for the kind words. They are pretty easy to make and if i am not taking pictures I can knock one an hour out. The hard part was finding the bases as most of the farm and home stores had only 1 in stock. In the spring they should have more when they get chicks in.

    I cleaned out 2 Orschlens and a Tractor Supply for the 5 I needed.

    These are great! How well would it work if you drilled a hole in the bottom of the jar, and had a hanging hook protruding from the bottom?

    1 reply

    You know I was going to do that at first. However with the way my jars were made it was too close to a mould line and I was worried about shattering the glass.

    If you have a solid bottom I don't see why not just go slow use cutting fluid and a diamond glass bit...

    These are really lovely! And you're right: this is a great gift idea!

    1 reply

    Thank you. I'll let ya know how they are received after their recipients open them next week.