How To Turn A Toilet Paper Roll Into A Bird Feeder

Turn a toilet paper roll into a bird feeder with this step by step tutorial! All you need is peanut butter, bird seed, and a cardboard tube; great kids craft!


I had so much fun turning a teacup into a bird feeder, and the birds in the area really love having it in our yard, so I decided it was time to make some more bird feeders. This time I decided to do something super simple that everyone has the supplies for already: I turned a toilet paper roll into a bird feeder. These toilet paper roll bird feeders are easy to make, and they’re a great craft for the kids to help with!

toilet paper roll and peanut butter bird feeder hanging from a tree with yarn

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Materials for a toilet paper roll bird feeder

Here’s what you need:

  • toilet paper rolls (or use paper towel rolls or wrapping paper rolls!)
  • peanut butter
  • bird seed
  • yarn or string
bird seed, peanut butter, and toilet paper rolls to make a bird feeder

How to make a toilet paper roll bird feeder

Clean off any extra bits of paper from your toilet paper rolls, then cover them in a thin layer of peanut butter.

spread peanut butter on a toilet paper roll to make a simple diy bird feeder

Pour out some bird seed onto a plate, then gently roll the toilet paper roll over the plate to pick up the bird seed.

roll toilet paper roll covered in peanut butter in bird seed to make a diy bird feeder

Thread a piece of string through the roll and tie it into a loop.

red yarn tied through toilet paper rolls covered in peanut butter and bird seed to make diy bird feeders

Head outside and hang the toilet paper roll bird feeder from a tree!

diy bird feeder made from a toilet paper roll covered in peanut butter and bird seed hanging from a tree
homemade bird feeder made from a toilet paper roll, peanut butter, and a bird seed

If you love having birds in your yard, also check out this adorable teacup bird feeder I made a few weeks ago! It’s super easy to make; all you need is an old teacup and saucer and some glue!

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How To Make A Toilet Paper Roll Bird Feeder

Turn a toilet paper roll into a bird feeder with this step by step tutorial! All you need is peanut butter, bird seed, and a cardboard tube; great kids craft!
Active Time 5 mins
Drying Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Yield 1 bird feeder
Cost $2

Materials

  • 1 toilet paper roll
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup bird seed
  • 2 feet yarn

Instructions
 

  • Clean off any extra bits of paper from your toilet paper roll so it is clean and ready to go.
    bird seed, toilet paper rolls, and peanut butter needed to make a diy bird feeder
  • Cover it in a thin layer of peanut butter.
    toilet paper roll covered in peanut butter before rolling in bird seed to make a bird feeder
  • Pour the bird seed onto a plate, then gently roll the toilet paper roll over the plate to pick up the bird seed.
    toilet paper roll covered in peanut butter and rolled in bird seed to create a bird feeder
  • Thread a piece of string through the roll and tie it into a loop.
    red yarn tied through toilet paper roll bird feeders

Notes

You can also use empty paper towel rolls or wrapping paper tubes if you don’t have toilet paper rolls.

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Jessi Wohlwend

I believe that anyone can do crafts and DIY projects, regardless of skill or experience. I love sharing simple craft ideas, step by step DIY project tutorials, cleaning hacks, and other tips and tricks all with one goal in mind: giving you the tools you need to “do it yourself”, complete fun projects, and make awesome things!

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  1. Mindy Wilcox says

    10 months ago

    Do the birds sit on the seed covered roll to eat? Doesn’t it spin when they are on it? How long do they last?

    • Jessi Wohlwend says

      9 months ago

      The birds do sit on the roll, and I haven’t noticed it spinning. I think the birds are lightweight enough, but if a squirrel tried to get up there it would probably spin. Mine last about a month or so in the springtime, and longer in the summer.

  2. Elise says

    1 year ago

    Would like to make this with my grandkids but can’t use peanut butter because of allergies. Any suggestions for an alternative?

    • Jessi Wohlwend says

      8 months ago

      You could use Sun Butter or another peanut butter alternative.

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