The Birds and the Bees

“Let me tell you about the birds and the bees, and the flowers and the trees and the moon up above… and a thing called love”.

Those lyrics from the 1965 hit song may take on new meaning when you see these whimsical cookie jars filled to the brim with edible bird and bees.

bird jar yellow birdie

This bird-topped spin on the classic Mason jar is easy to create and the fun-shaped goodies inside will not only get everyone humming that familiar tune but may also get a few folks talking about… well, you know.

A while back, I made an animal cracker version of this whimsical project  (which includes some fun storage uses for these jars) and I thought it deserved a fresh take in honor of our feathered friends.

bird jar supplies

You’ll need plastic toy birds, mason jars with lids, assorted acrylic paint and a hot glue gun.

Use your hot glue gun to adhere the plastic bird on top of the jar lid.

bird jar paint cans

In a well-ventilated area, spray paint the bird and lid along with the jar ring to match. Set aside and allow to dry.

Apply 1-2 additional coats of paint to ensure full color coverage.

Once desired color and coverage is achieved, apply a small amount of hot glue to the inside of the jar ring and adhere the lid to the ring.

Spray the bird and lid with a clear sealant and allow to dry.

bird jar bird set

The little bird and bees cookie cutters are just too cute.  They’re actually what inspired me to re-create this project.

I picked up the mini-cookie cutters at Williams-Sonoma which carries adorable, spring-loaded cutters in a variety of shapes.

The jars scream for a handcrafted gift tag and those are as simple as stamping a tag adding butcher’s twine to wrap around the jar.

bird cookies

You don’t want any cookies to come in contact with any paint from the lids so be sure to securely seal the cookies in plastic wrap or a Ziploc bag before putting them into the cookie jar.

Finish off the presentation with the handcrafted tag and these jars are ready for gifting.

bird and tags

bird jar cookie jar collection

Thanks for stopping by.

See you back here next time. 

  • Dearlives

    Such a sweet idea. Really love it. Gonna try this bird bee DIY tutorial out.

    • Lisa Tutman-Oglesby

      So glad you like this simple project.
      You’ll find a ton of wonderful ways to use them too for gifting and for storage.
      Have fun and thanks for popping by.

  • Barbara

    These are Great. I think I’ll be making one X-tra large and keeping my Bird Seed in it. Much nicer and cuter then the Plastic Bag the Seed comes in. Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

    • Lisa Tutman-Oglesby

      What a great idea, Barbara.
      I never considered that but I can imagine how cute that would be. Maybe you could have a trio of them with a different color bird on top of each. That would look adorable.
      Your feathered friends are lucky that you think of them.
      Let me know how your jar(s) turns out.
      Happy weekend.

  • Iane


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    How adorable Lisa!!!!….must share as usual….way to cute not to!!!

    • Lisa Tutman-Oglesby

      Thanks so much Shirley!

      Glad you love them and I appreciate you sharing them with your FB friends too. You’re so sweet.

      Have a lovely day.

  • Sue

    So cute, love the cookie cutters. Can I ask where they are from?


    • Lisa Tutman-Oglesby

      Hi Sue, thanks so much. I picked up the cookie cutters from Williams Sonoma. WS has a new line of these spring-loaded cutters every season.

      I’m not sure what they have right now but if you check their website, they may still have them available. Good luck and thanks again for popping by.

  • cindy

    When I opened my email and saw the title of this post, I started singing that song! lol! Something just told me that’s what you were gonna say;) These are cute! I also have different types of bird food that would look adorable stored this way! Thanks, Lisa!

    • Lisa Tutman-Oglesby

      Cindy, that’s an adorable idea. I think these would be so cute filled with bird seed.

      I made some from zoo animals a few years ago and used them to store thread, buttons and other scrapbook supplies. Mason jars are so versatile, aren’t they?

      Thanks so much for popping by.

  • Marisa Franca @ All Our Way

    I love that song and I knew every word and would sing it — loud!! Not when anyone else was around, though. I wouldn’t torture anyone like that. Your jars are so cute and the cookies are adorable. You come up with the best ideas!! Hope you had a good Easter! Hugs!!

    • Lisa Tutman-Oglesby

      Thanks Marisa, I almost thought I might be “dating” myself with that song reference-lol.
      Glad you love the jars and I hope you had a fabulous Easter break too.

  • Patti

    Lisa – adorable!

  • Marie

    Love this idea! where did you get your bird cookie cutter? that is so sweet!

    • Lisa Tutman-Oglesby

      Hi Marie, I picked up the cutters from Williams-Sonoma.

      I’ll try to find a link and update the post since others have asked about it too.

      Glad you enjoyed seeing the project and thanks for stopping by.

    • Lisa Tutman-Oglesby

      Marie, I just popped over and saw your adorable woolly creations. Oh-so cute. The latest one reminds me of a Gnome book I’ve had for decades.
      Beautiful craftsmanship.

      • Marie

        Thanks, Lisa! Thanks also for the heads up about the cookie cutters. Too cute!

  • Suz Kuhns

    Love these! This is a great way to give cookies! I did something similar for my son & his girlfriend for Advent. I purchased small boxes, painted 25 animals white and glued tiny red pom poms on their noses (saw it on pinterest). I filled the boxes with candy and homemade stars and hearts for their tree. This year I’m making tiny Christmas stocking ornaments to put in the boxes in December.

    • Lisa Tutman-Oglesby

      Hi Suz. What a lovely idea. Now, your idea is something I’m going to keep in mind for later this year-lol.

      Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to let me know you liked the project.

  • Jeanne

    Love the All One Color of the Bird and the Lid. Thanks for sharing.

    • Lisa Tutman-Oglesby

      Thanks Jeanne, your little “models” would enjoy making these. Remind them to handle and store their goodies carefully since the jars are made of glass.

      Thanks for stopping by. Hope you had a nice Easter holiday.

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