i should be mopping the floor: Mason Jar Lid Bird Feeder

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Mason Jar Lid Bird Feeder

This post for a Mason Jar Bird Feeder is sponsored by General Mills, 
but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

This Mason Jar Lid Bird Feeder is such a fun and simple little project to bring some tweets to all of your feathered friends. This is a great craft to do with the kiddos, too.
Mason Jar Lid Bird Feeder | Make this simple bird feeder inside of a canning lid. This is a great project to do with kiddos.
We are total bird nerds, y'all. When we bought this house a year ago, one of our favorite things was the sheer volume of trees on the property. Sitting on the back porch or in the sunroom are the two best places for birdwatching through all those trees. We've been wanting to add some bird feeders out there to draw in even more feathered friends.

These Mason Jar Bird Feeders totally fit the bill. They were so fun to make with the kiddos, too. They love doing projects of this kind together as a family. This one is perfect to celebrate Dia del Niño, if you're looking for a family-friendly project. This bird feeder incorporates Cheerios Original Yellow Box Cereal, which is a part of Cereal con Cariño. CLICK HERE FOR COUPONS AND OTHER COOL Dia del Niño IDEAS FROM GENERAL MILLS! 

Instructions for the Mason Jar Lid Bird Feeder are below.

Mason Jar Lid Bird Feeder | Make this simple bird feeder inside of a canning lid. This is a great project to do with kiddos.
This mason jar bird feeder was seriously simple to put together. And be sure to add a special Cheerios SMILE to yours for all the birds to enjoy (or pick at with their beaks...whichever!) Again, grab a coupon HERE for Cheerios and other General Mills cereals.


Mason Jar Lid Bird Feeder | Make this simple bird feeder inside of a canning lid. This is a great project to do with kiddos.
Mason Jar Lid Bird Feeder

Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup Cheerios (click here for coupons)
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 1/2 cups wild bird seed
  • 3 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1 envelope gelatine
  • 1/2 cup water
Mason Jar Lid Bird Feeder | Make this simple bird feeder inside of a canning lid. This is a great project to do with kiddos.
You'll also need mason jar lids, twine, and parchment paper.
For the amount this recipe makes, you may need a dozen or so lids.
Feel free to half the recipe, if needed (or make lots of these for gifts, too)!


Mason Jar Lid Bird Feeder | Make this simple bird feeder inside of a canning lid. This is a great project to do with kiddos.
Mix all of your ingredients together thoroughly.
You can add more Cheerios later for fun decorations.


Mason Jar Lid Bird Feeder | Make this simple bird feeder inside of a canning lid. This is a great project to do with kiddos.
Knot-tie your twine onto your mason jar lids. Make sure your strings are long enough to tie to your tree limbs or where ever you'd like them to hang. You can always trim them later.


Mason Jar Lid Bird Feeder | Make this simple bird feeder inside of a canning lid. This is a great project to do with kiddos.
Pile your birdseed mixture into your mason jar lids. Smash it down and even it out with your hands (it will be sticky). Allow these to sit overnight before hanging. If adding additional Cheerios for a design, be sure to do that before they set. 


Mason Jar Lid Bird Feeder | Make this simple bird feeder inside of a canning lid. This is a great project to do with kiddos.
Simply tie them onto branches or other spots in your yard. Again, it's a really fun activity to do with your kiddos. If you're planning some meaningful Dia del Niño activities to celebrate your kiddos and spend time with them, this one is perfect. And click HERE for even more great ideas for both Dia del Niño and Cereal con Cariño. These are both great ways to incorporate new traditions and old ones with kiddos. 

Check out how these came together in my video below:


Breakfast with love is the name of the game surrounding Cereal con Cariño. Spending quality time together over a meal is always important and a great way to enjoy each other's company. Cereal con Cariño (from General Mills) celebrates and commemorates those special moments when families eat together, laugh together, and share experiences.
Mason Jar Lid Bird Feeder | Make this simple bird feeder inside of a canning lid. This is a great project to do with kiddos.
What kinds of activities do you like to do with your kids to spend extra time together?






12 comments:

  1. I love the addition of the Cheerios smiley face!

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  2. That is such a good idea ! I really really looooooove it !. If you don’t mind I would like to link your post in one of my future Friday Favorites .

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    1. Thanks so much, Noble! That would be awesome...I appreciate it. xoxo

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  3. Aww how cute! We have tons of birds in our back yard. May have to try this :) I'd be so pleased for you to link up at my new linky party, Support Your Fellow Crafter at Support Blog for Moms of Boys! Hope to "see" you soon :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Ginger Yes, we love having a yard full of birds, too!

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  4. What a cute and clever idea! I bet my bird-loving kiddo would love to make a few of these!

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    1. Thank you so much, Christine! My kids certainly enjoyed it, too! xoxo

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  5. Very cute! We made similar feeders using ornaments for Christmas gifts; unfortunately we later found out that this mixture doesn't hold up to our heavy New England rains! But they were so cute while they lasted.

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    1. Awww...bummer! We usually don't get a ton of rain in Texas, but lately it's been a bit of a different story. However, our mason jar lids were emptied within 48 hours before our biggest storm to date. So, they don't seem to stick around too long for the storms...LOL!

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  6. Hey, Kristi! Just wanted to let you know that we loved your Mason jar lid bird feeder so much when you shared it at the #HomeMattersParty last week, we’ve FEATURED it THIS WEEK! Hope you can check it out when you get a sec http://ourcraftymom.com/home-matters-linky-party-131/

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    1. Thank you so much, Michelle! I really appreciate that!

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