Spring Time Candy Holders

I saw this idea years ago and thought it was pretty cute. Simple (which always catches my attention) and different. It’s a candy holder. Cute, right?
I bought these little feeders at Wilco. Yep, you read that right. Feeders! They are chicken (or chick) feeders. At least I think that’s what they are called. I’m not really a country, farm animal girl. Don’t get me wrong.  I’ll take a good looking cowboy anyday =o)  But knowing my way around a feed store is totally foreign to me.  So you should be proud of me for knowing what these bad boys even are.
Back to the candy holders…  You can buy them in plain metal (or is it aluminum?  Dang.  See?  I know nothing.)  And then you can spray paint them all sorts of fun colors.  Or you can buy these plastic ones in fun, Spring time colors.  We went for the plastic ones.   
They come with a plastic container thing.  (It’s all so scientific in my house.)  But you can also use a canning jar if you want it smaller and/or clear. 
Take them home and clean them.  (You never know what strange farm animal nosed their way around them.  It’s a feed store after all.  And then fill them with your favorite candy.  We went with Easter M&Ms because they were so pretty.  My daughter, of course, wanted hers to be filled with gum balls.
Mine is going on my desk at work.  The kids at my work will love it!
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  1. Those are cool! I’d eat all the candy… 🙂

  2. These are really cute. In my house they would be empty really fast.

  3. i need to make one of those for myself. they look like it would be hard for me to put my grown up fingers in them. that would keep me from eating too much which i have a problem with.

  4. What a cute idea! Love the colors…nice and bright and oh so spring like!

  5. what a great idea…like the bright colors!

  6. These are adorable! I would love to have on of these sitting on my desk at work. I am the candy lady, everyone knows I always have candy. I like how it is easy enough to make that my daughter could make them also. Thanks for sharing.

  7. how cute, I like this

  8. Lovely. Nice and simple project to make with the kids.

  9. I love it. It still would not keep me from devouring the candy 🙂

  10. What a fun idea–and they’re so cute!

  11. What a cute idea! I love the colors, too!

  12. What a great idea! We used to have chickens, so I have a couple of these and have wondered what to do with them! Now I know!

    Thank you for linking this great idea at the In and Out of the Kitchen LInk Party. Can’t wait to see what you bring next week!

    Cynthia at http://FeedingBig.com

  13. How cute, I love it.


  14. Bird feeders! I would have never guessed. I definitely like that they come in very spring-like colors! This is a clever idea because it really makes sure to remind you of portion control when reaching in for a piece of candy! haha. And leaving them on a desk is a wonderful idea! I’m sure it’ll make any desk a popular hangout! Thanks for sharing this awesome idea!

  15. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday over at Sugar Bee Crafts – you were featured yesterday!
    –Mandy, http://www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

  16. Chicken Feeder candy holders…ah memories. I’ve never seen them painted like that before though. I love the bright colors.

    I’d love if you shared these at my Show & Tell party this week. http://www.gingerlymade.com/2013/04/show-tell-20.html

  17. These are really clever/unique!
    It would be a great project to do with the grand kids.

  18. Creative item for candy! Never seen this done before.

  19. That is so cute and creative and any kid or adult would love this 🙂

  20. Very cute! Would be great on my desk at work…although they make snacks so accessible that I might never stop snacking!

  21. This is a great idea and a fun craft to do with your chidlren

  22. Now that is a great idea! I have a lot of kids and there is plenty of room for lots of hands. I will have to check some out at the store.