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DIY Hummingbird Feeder

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Green Works. All opinions are 100% mine.

My high school biology teacher was a nature lover, and throughout the year we would tell us how important it was to leave the edges of our property undeveloped to provide habitat for wildlife. As a 16 year old I thought the guy was crazy, and I didn’t own any property so I used all of the “habitat talk” to write notes to my friends.

Now as an adult, who owns property which the deer use as a smorgasbord I see his point. We don’t have much “habitat” space on our little lot, so the deer chomp on my tulips and anything else they think look good. The deer are unwelcome guests, but I can provide things to attract animals I want to my back yard. Last week the kids and I made butterfly houses and this week we repurposed an empty water bottle into a hummingbird feeder instead of tossing it.

Hummingbird Feeder
To make your own hummingbird feeder you’ll need:

  •   Water bottle
  •    Straws
  •   Scissors
  •   Hot Glue Gun
  •   Red and Yellow foam
  •   Green Works Wipes
  •   Bakers twine

Step 1.

Trace and cut flowers out of the foam.

Step 2.

Poke holes into the water bottle. Cut straws and glue with hot glue gun on the holes.

Step 3.

Glue flowers over the straws.

Step 4:

Tie bakers twine around the bottle to hang with.

Step 4:

Make hummingbird nectar by adding 1/2 c. sugar to 2 cups of water and bring to a boil. Let cool and then pour into the feeder. Tie feeder in a tree and water as hummingbirds gather around.

Use Green Works wipes to clean up any spills of the sticky nectar. The best part is you can toss them in the compost bin after you’re done, because they are compostable! You can find them in the cleaning products aisle and save 20% at Target using Cartwheel.

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  1. great idea! this would be even better if you used “bendy” straws and left them intact, so the straw end would be at the bottom of the bottle, allowing the hummingbirds to get every drop (and letting you have to refill it less). 🙂

  2. Hi this so awesome. I am going to make this is there any way you could post the buttterfly houses. I am a nature girl. And so you happen to have a post on making your own bird feeders. And do you a page or a email to get up dates and or .

    1. Hi Shana,
      The Butterfly houses are on another site so you can follow the link to see how they were made.
      Also, if you want email updates, you can add your email in the space on the right hand side of our site. Just scroll until you see the option to do it.
      Thanks tons!

  3. Hi,
    We have hummingbirds waiting outside my window now, and I am ready to put this feeder together today. I am leaving thestraws long, but how do the they get the necter out? They cant suck can they?
    Thank you SO much!

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