Tuesday, May 15, 2012

DIY Candy Jar Bird Feeder

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  I am soooooo in LOVE with today's project. I love being able to use common things in an uncommon way.  I guess you would classify  me as a very eclectic person.  Anyway, I'll get back on track now. Here is a tutorial for a Candy Jar Bird Feeder:



 To start you need to gather your supplies:



Supplies Needed:
 A Candy Jar
A Glass cylinder vase bought from Dollar Tree
Glass Paint- Note- I did NOT end up using the one pictured above.  It wasn't transparent enough for me. I used Plaid Gallery Glass.  See picture below.
A bag of different sized marble filler
Glue- I used Household goop- You want something clear
Paint Brush
Clear Protective Spray- not shown
Beads
Wire


To begin paint your candy jar and let dry.  I wanted a colored candy dish and couldn't find one. 
So I decided to paint one.

Add  your glass marbles to the cylinder glass vase.


Add a generous amount of glue.


Very carefully put all the pieces together.  Note:  The pieces will slide so check often to make sure it doesn't move off center.


Next take about an arms length of wire and begin to wrap around the handle on the lid.  I wrapped it around 6-7 times.  


Add beads if you choose.  I did 3 beads on each side.  At the top twist it 5-6 times around and add a few more beads to the top. I added some glue to the wire and the beads so that it would hang properly.  Let dry overnight.


Add your birdseed and hang in your favorite spot.  I hung mine right outside my kitchen window so when I do dishes I can watch the birds eat.  


 I am in LOVE with this project!!!  This would make a great gift.  I also have a girlfriend who just moved into a new house.  This might be a fun gift for her. The possibilities are endless.  

Happy Creating!!!

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25 comments:

Christine said...

Barb!!!! This is FABULOUS!!!!! What an amazing creations!! It's too pretty to go outside! hehe

Thanks so much for sharing at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!!

Beth said...

I have to say that I really like this! I love making things with cheap glass too.

Claiming Our Space said...

I love this! If the squirrels wouldn't decimate it in a NY minute, I would totally make one of these. Thanks so much for sharing on Tout It Tuesday!

Kim, USA said...

Same here I so love this project. It is colorful and just cheap we can find any kind of sizes for candy jar or jars depending on how creative I will become hehe. Thanks for the idea.

Pink Tulips

Barb@Secondchancetodream.com said...

Thank you Christine! The birds seem to enjoy it. The bird seed is already gone.

Barb@Secondchancetodream.com said...

Thanks so much for your comment. We don't seem to have a squirrel problem. Could be the cats and dog keep them away.

Barb@Secondchancetodream.com said...

Kim,

The possibilities are endless. If you make something share it with me. I'd love to see it. Thanks for the comment.

cheapcraftymama said...

How fun, that is so pretty! Thanks so much for sharing this at Pin It and Win It Wednesday! Hope you will join us again tomorrow evening!

Marcie said...

This is so cute. I would love if you shared it on my linky party!
Thanks Marcie @ www.IGottaTryThat.com

http://www.igottatrythat.com/p/blog-hop-linky-colde.html

Eclectically Vintage said...

What a fun idea - love that you painted it! The birds will be flocking to your feeder!

Glad to see it at our party.
Kelly

Barb@Secondchancetodream.com said...

So sorry, somehow your comment slipped by me. So glad I can share at Pin It and Win It. Thank you for visiting and your comment.

kitchens cheltenham said...

When it comes to display containers for any kind of retail store or restaurant, the options seem endless. Candy jars are especially popular choices because they are so versatile. They can hold a multitude of different kinds of merchandise not just candy and when they're empty you can simply refill them or use them for another purpose entirely.

pat sneed said...

I love your bird feeder idea. I cannot wai to try it.


Marigene said...

That is an adorable birdfeeder...and keeps some of the candy dishes out of the landfill. I am going to be making this for sure!

gentlejoy said...

This looks so pretty and useful too. :) Great idea. Thank you for posting. Gentle Joy

Emily said...

Super cute idea! Love this bird feeder!

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