The instructions I have for you here represent one of the easiest bird feeder kit designs I have ever encountered. This is not my own original design but when I came across it I immediately recognized the sheer brilliance of it. The engineering of the Peanut Butter Jar Bird Feeder will astound you with its classic simplicity and timeless design.
- Materials: Peanut butter jar, any size; Coat hanger; One stick similar to a pencil.
- Time: Approximately one hour
- Tools: Modeling knife or utility knife. Heavy wire cutter (optional), Drill and bits (optional)
- Begin by separating the jar from the lid. Put a hole through the center of the lid, just large enough to fit the coat hanger wire through. You may use a drill or just wing it.
- Cut a 16 inch length from the hanger wire. Make a 90 degree bend 2 inches from an end of the wire, then make a hair pin bend 1 inch from that same end of the wire. Slip the straight end of the wire through the lid and then make a nice hook at that end.
- One half inch from the bottom of the PB jar make two holes on opposite sides for your stick to pass through, but don't put the stick in yet. This will become the feeder perch.
- Next, 1 inch above one of the perch holes make a hole to serve as the feeder opening. The hole should be larger than a quarter but probably no bigger than a half dollar. This size will help keep the weather out.
- Put the perch in place and fill the jar with seed up to the bottom of the feeder hole. Then just replace the cover and hang it up!