Our backyard is a jungle. It literally has it's own ecosystem.
The previous owners of the house clearly just let it go, and since we bought it last year, we've been so busy with other renovations - mainly indoor - that we haven't gotten around to sprucing it up yet.
The cool thing about having a wild backyard is that you get plenty of birds. Sometimes the not so peaceful and unwanted magpies, but lately we've seen and heard TONS of sweet little chickadees and finchy type birds.
So I had to throw together a few bird feeders. These were really cheap and super fast to put together.
- a mason jar (plus lid)
- a small plate
- 3 beads or something similar
- hot glue
- sand paper
Start by buffing the plate, beads and mason jar lid wherever you will be glueing.
Glue the 3 beads on to the plate to act as a barrier between the mason jar lid and the plate so the seeds have space to pour out.
Then glue the mason jar (with lid on, just the screw part) to the beads.
Unscrew the jar from the lid and fill er up with bird food.
Reattach and flip right side up (outside is probably best).
IF YOU BUILD IT, THEY WILL COME.