Mason Jar Birdfeeder…Breaking News! (Literally….)
As a crafter…sooner or later, something you made that involves glass or ceramics is going to get broken even with the best of intention and careful handling.
(Like you needed me to tell you that right?? 😁 )
But what counts is…how will you fix what’s broken….Well I have a story for you today.
I’m getting ready to refill my birdfeeder I made last spring (2018 – not THIS past spring) I’ve been kind of overdue for doing so, as it gets soooooo hot and I just don’t get to it all that quickly as I’d like. I also had plans to attach a coat hanger to the other hanger, because lately I’ve had to climb on a ladder just to do said refilling. But I digress.
Sometimes, I get a little, shall I say, clumsy…(It happens to all of us) And as I was attempting to undo the base from the bottom, it slipped out of my hand and broke on the patio pavement. Ugh! Well…that’s the BAD news. The GOOD news is….
ONLY the birdfeeder’s COVER shattered into pieces. The base was fine (it’s made out of aluminum) and the ..surprise, surprise….the mason jar was FULLY INTACT.
Wow, you want to talk about s@%thouse luck right??? If you’re a real mason jar collector junkie, you know that you can tell that the true vintage jars not only have the rustic brown lid and ring…but they also say something like “Perfect Mason” on the front. This one reads “Atlas Mason”
I think all my mason jars are vintage, the big half gallon one I used for my lamp project was once pre-enjoyed by my grandparents and if you go back to that post you’ll see it has the “Perfect Mason” embossing on the front.
Anyway….Hallelujah! I still have the jar and the base, now I just have to think of a way to re-create the hanger. I’m going to be doing a little brainstorming here….I know some people just set their birdfeeders on a patio table and don’t worry about hangers….I just am afraid it could be in harm’s way. I don’t know if wire will work unless it’s a certain kind and even then, do you wrap it near the neck of the jar where there are raised threads….it looks like it would not be as stable unless you could wrap it up to the top part of the jar.
I saw one post in which a gal used something like jute rope and hot-glued it to the jar. That looks more likely for what I am going to do next. Strong rope, and strong glue, would be a good combination. I wish I knew the blogger’s name as I would credit her for the idea.
But I guess the moral of this story is…IF something gets broken, how will you FIX it? And using your sense of creativity while you’re at it? 😊