Are you looking for a fun and easy way to attract hummingbirds to your backyard? Look no further! With just a few simple supplies, you can make a DIY mason jar hummingbird feeder in no time.

All you need is a mason jar, some string or twine, and a few other items that you probably already have around the house. Read on for the full tutorial!

Step 1: Gather Your Supplies

The first step is to gather all of your supplies. This project requires very few materials: an empty mason jar, some twine or string, scissors, glue gun and glue sticks, ruler, and a piece of wire (a sturdy paper clip will do).

You’ll also need some birdseed mix - this is the most important ingredient! Once you have everything ready to go, it’s time to start crafting.

Step 2: Measure & Cut Your String/Twine

Using your ruler as a guide, cut two lengths of string/twine that are about 12 inches long each. These will be used to hang the mason jar from the tree branch later on. Set them aside for now.

Step 3: Make Your Perch

Next up is making the perch where the birds can sit while they eat. Take your piece of wire and form it into an “L” shape with one side longer than the other (about 5-6 inches).

The longer side should be slightly bent over so that it forms an angle at the end. This will create a flat surface for the birds to sit on while eating from your feeder. Use hot glue from your glue gun to secure it into place inside the mason jar lid. Let this dry before moving onto step 4!

Step 4: Hang Your Feeder  

Now it’s time to hang up your feeder! Take one length of twine or string and tie it through one side of the mason jar lid (the same side with your perch attached). Tie another knot in order to make sure that it doesn’t slip out easily when hanging.

Then take your second length of twine/string and attach it directly opposite from the first one – this helps stabilize the feeder once hung up in its spot. Finally, tie both ends together so they are nice and secure – this will allow you to easily hang up your feeder once complete!  

Step 5: Fill With Birdseed & Hang Up For The Birds To Enjoy

Now comes my favorite part - filling up our feeder with birdseed mix! Pour in enough birdseed so that when hung up outside they won't be able to see through the bottom of the jar (you don't want them getting frustrated because there's not enough food!).

Once filled up all you have left to do is find a spot for hanging - we recommend placing near flowering plants or trees where hummingbirds are likely to visit regularly - then simply hang up using those knots at either end of your twine/string and enjoy watching these beautiful creatures flutter about!  


Making your own hummingbird feeders out of mason jars is an easy way to get started attracting these delightful creatures into your backyard or garden space!

With just a few simple supplies like twine/string, scissors, glue gun & sticks and some wire - plus some delicious birdseed mix - you can craft yourself a unique DIY hummingbird feeder in no time at all!

So grab those supplies and get crafting today - soon enough you’ll be enjoying these wonderful birds right outside your window every day!

One More Thing:

If you don't want to go through the hassle of actually making your own feeder, I've written an article about the best Mason Jar Hummingbird Feeders to buy.

You can read what I've written about by clicking the button below. And which ever way you decide to go, remember to enjoy the time watching your small feathered friends. This is one of my favorite pastimes. I never get tired of watching them and I believe you won't either.