Bird Feeder Christmas Ornament Craft

I’ve used this craft in a variety of ways. My idea for this month is to make them with the grand kids as Christmas ornaments.

I think they will look cute hanging from the branches with gold or silver cords adorned with bright red bows.

The grand kids can take them home and hang them on their tree and be reminded of the year we made them together.

birdfeeder ornament

Here is how you can make some for your tree.


  • Empty prescription bottles
  • Small birds from craft store or make them from sculpey clay
  • Bird seed
  • Glue gun
  • Wire or string to use as hanger

  • Directions
    I carefully punched a hole in the bottom of the prescription bottle, inserted a wire, knotted the end and then put a layer of glue over the hole to prevent the wire from coming out.

    Take the empty prescription bottle and fill it with bird seed. Reverse the lid and screw it onto the bottle.

    The top of the cap will now be inside the bottle and the bottom will be the base.

    Glue bird(s) onto the feeder and glue loose seeds around the rim of the bottle to make it look like seeds are coming out of the bird feeder.

    I made my birds out of sculpey clay but most craft stores have packages of birds that you can just glue in place

Artist | Freelance Writer 

Grace Hodgin is a clay sculptor with art displayed in the U.S. and Europe. When Grace is not sculpting, she is writing articles on grand-parenting and raising creative children. Grand-parenting is an important role in the eyes of Grace and encourages grandparents to remain active in the lives of their grandchildren by inspiring their imagination and nurturing creativity. She loves living in her 2 room cottage nestled near the Ocala National Forest watching her husband throw pottery in the company of their rescue cat, Oliver Twist, Senegal Parrot, Nhee Ghee, and their African Side Neck Turtle, Atlas.


12 comments for “Bird Feeder Christmas Ornament Craft

  1. December 5, 2011 at 10:40 am

    Great way to use those old prescription bottles. I am sure the kids will love making these

  2. Mary Somerville
    December 5, 2011 at 11:01 am

    I had found a bag of little crafting birds at a thrift shop. They were so cute, I had to get them,but had not figured out what to do with them till now.The kids will love making this, Thank you!

    • December 5, 2011 at 12:27 pm

      Thank you and I hope it is a source of fun and great memories.

  3. December 5, 2011 at 11:38 am

    Your bird feeder ornament is so cute! I like this as a craft to do with the GRANDkids! Simple and inexpensive! I think you should put this post up on It would be so fun to share there!

    Merry Christmas!

    • December 5, 2011 at 12:28 pm

      The age range is great too as even tiny ones can fill up the bottles and glue things.

  4. December 5, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    I love this! I just came across a picture (on pinterest) about using paper towel and or toilet paper rolls to make feeders. You roll the cardboard roll in PB and then roll it in the bird seeds. Tie up hand from a tree. Easy for the kids, perfect for recycling 🙂
    I have plenty of pill bottles too, I save them to use for plenty of other crafts! ONe includes making cookie cutters! I’ll just add this to my wonderful list of “save for” 🙂 Thanks Grace!

  5. December 5, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    So pretty!

  6. Amy
    December 5, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    What a creative decoration! Such a simple idea but really different. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Kristy
    December 5, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    oooh I’ve had my eye out for a bird feeder project. This would be a great gift for my parents! Thanks so much!

  8. sam
    December 5, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    looks like a good one for this time of year!

  9. December 6, 2011 at 10:42 am

    So cute and such a simple project. I’m sure the kiddos would enjoy making something like this. Thanks for sharing this craft project.

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