Boy Mama: Candle Holder Bird Feeders

Candle Holder Bird Feeders

Boy Mama Teacher Mama | Candle Holder Bird Feeder

We went to the fancy bird store today.  There were so many cute little things that both the boys and I wanted for our yard, but being that most of them were way out of our budget, we picked one we liked, figured out what we would need to recreate it and headed home with big plans.  Thankfully, we had everything we needed at home except for the tea candle holders which I was able to pick up at the craft store for 99¢ each.


  • wire (although twine or ribbon would work too)
  • toilet paper tube
  • hot glue
  • peanut butter
  • bird seed
  • scissors
  • small and shallow candle holder (votive)

How to Make the Feeders:

To begin, cut two pieces of wire long enough to go under the candle holder, up the sides and twist back together with room for the cardboard tube. Twist the two pieces together and hot glue to the bottom of the candle holder. See the photo below.


Cut one toilet paper tube in half.  Then cut two slits on the top and two on the bottom of the tube. Fold one side of each slit over the other and affix with the hot glue. This simply allows the tubes to fit into the candle holder. Depending on the size of your holders, this step may not be necessary.


Grabs some peanut butter and knives and find a spot to get messy!


Cover the tubes with peanut butter. Put it on pretty thick so the seeds will stick.


Roll the tubes in the bird seed.


Place the seed covered tube in the candle holder and then bring all the wires together and twist. Tie a ribbon around the outside of the holder and around the twist at the top. Tie another knot at the end of the ribbons to create a hanger for the feeder. I wove my ribbon around each piece of wire to keep it in place. You could also hot glue it in place.


Now your feeder is done and ready to be hung in the perfect spot!


 And now we wait to see who comes to visit! 🙂hanging

 If you liked this post, check out our Easy Backyard Bird Bath as well.

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