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DIY Farmhouse Chick Feeder Candy Dispenser

DIY Farmhouse Chick Feeder Candy Dispenser

Well it’s literally the day before Easter and I’ve decided to throw in one more project before the big day!  (no surprise there)

This little chick feeder candy dispenser is just as fast to make as it is adorable!  (and that’s a good thing because I’m running out of time!)  It’s perfect for a farmhouse or ranch look…I even placed few chicks around it to give it that extra country flare  🙂

DIY Farmhouse Chick Feeder Candy Dispenser – Tutorial

Tools & Supplies:

  1. Scissors
  2. Jute String
  3. Small mouth mason jar
  4. Galvanized chick feeder (I bought mine HERE but you can also get them at your local feed store).
  5. Candy of your choice (I’ve found that the smaller the candy, the easier it is for your fingers to pick up).



3. Note:  I would recommend the regular size M&Ms.  The larger M&Ms with the peanut inside were more difficult to get them out of the holes.  The regular M&Ms work great! 


Assemble as shown by first, pouring your candy into the mason jar.

Next, screw on the metal chick feeder.

Now it’s time to flip the jar with the feeder over.  You can simply do just that and be done with it…the problem is that half the candy will flow into the lower part of the metal chick feeder, leaving the mason jar half empty.  To avoid this, before I flip the jar over, I place my fingers inside the chick feeder and block the hole that the candy comes through.  Then I flip it all over. 

Note: You can see here that I changed the size of the M&Ms.  The smaller plain  ones worked much better than the larger peanut M&Ms.  

Now I take any extra candy that is still in the bag and pour it into the holes to fill the lower part up (sometimes it’s nice to have a helper for this part).

Then I can slide my fingers out and the mason jar should stay full.

Now add that final touch…wrap some jute string around the neck of the mason jar and tie a bow.

Your new candy dispenser is ready to dazzle your guests!

Enjoy! Happy Easter!

DIY Farmhouse Chick Feeder Candy Dispenser

Sharing at these great link parties:

Busy Monday   Inspire Me Tuesday  The Hearth & Soul   Metamorphosis Monday   All About Home  You’re the Star  Inspire Me Monday  Little Cottage Link Party  Inspire Me Monday  Wonderful Wednesday   Creative Muster Party  Wow Me Wednesday  Your Whims Wednesday  Tuesday Turn About  Homestead Blog Hop  Tuesdays with a Twist  Farm Fresh TuesdaysWonderful Wednesday  Simple Homestead Blog Hop  To Grandma’s House We Go  Vintage Charm Party

More great link parties I’m sharing at:

Thinking Out Loud Thursday   Party in Your PJs  Thursday Favorite Things  Grace at Home  Friday Favorites  Funtastic Friday  Funtastic Friday  Friendship Friday Blog Hop– Happy Pink Saturday  Dare to Share  Saturday Sparks  Create, Bake, Grow & Gather  A Morning Cup of Joe!  Farmhouse Friday  Happiness is Homemade  Snickerdoodle Create Bake Make–  Inspire Me Monday  Love Your Creativity


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  1. Tiffany this is so cute and brings back memories as we used to raise chicks and used these feeders and waterers. And I want to thank you so much for linking up to our Celebrate Your Story link party. We hope we are providing a celebration of your post and perhaps yours will be chosen as a feature by one of the hosts.
    Have a great and Blessed Day!
    Kari @ Me and My Captain

  2. This is so unique! What a neat treat dispenser for my grandkids! Thank you for sharing at Homestyle Gathering.

  3. Oh my, what a cute idea!!

  4. that is so cute! My kids would love this idea and probably would act like little chicks too. Thanks for sharing it with us at #OMHGWW!

    • Tee

      Thank you so much Alice! That’s funny! Yes, it is a kid magnet! I’m sure they would love it!

  5. This is adorable! Makes me want to disinfect ours so I can do the same thing. Except I know I’ll be using it again soon. 🙂 Someday!

    Thanks for sharing! I pinned it!

    Here from TFT.


  6. How super cute and so creative thanks for sharing
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  7. Tiffany, what a super cute idea! I would have never come up with this! Very Easter festive. Thanks for joining me at the TFT party! Definitely pinning your awesome project.

  8. That is adorable! If I didn’t want to keep candy out of my house, I would be tempted to make it!

  9. This is so adorable! What a clever idea and I may have to try one of these soon. Thank you for sharing!

  10. This is precious! What a fun idea! Thank you bunches for linking up and sharing with us this week! xoxo

  11. This is just the cutest idea! I love it!

  12. Fantastic idea. It’s so colorful and sweet. Thx for posting at Funtastic Friday.

  13. Tee,
    Congrats, you are being featured on Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop.

  14. Marilyn

    Thank you for sharing at #ThursdayFavoriteThings. Pinned and shared.

  15. This is so so cute! Thanks for sharing at TFT. So Happy to feature you this week!

  16. What an ingenious idea for a candy dispenser and so cute, too!

  17. I am so in love with this! Not to mention I’m a huge fan of M&M eggs! Love it:) xo Kathleen

  18. So cute! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm–Pinned!

  19. Thanks for sharing with us at the To Grandma’s house we go link party – I’m featuring you this week!

  20. I absolutely love this! I imagine kids would like it too. Plus it’s a pretty decor item!! Thanks so much for linking up with me at the Unlimited Monthly Link Party 23. Pinned!

  21. CONGRATS! Your post is FEATURED at my Unlimited Link Party 24! Open for two weeks now instead of a month.

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