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Super easy homemade hummingbird feeder!
Our old Hummingbird feeder has seen better days. I could of went and bought a new one. But no..I just had to go digging in the recycling bin.
Plastic Bottle w/ cap (2 Liter, Water bottle, 20 oz, whatever type of plastic bottle you have on hand)
Cap or lid that is slightly larger than the bottle cap
String for hanging (I used some cording, but yard or other types of string could work)
Embellishments (I had string of flowers from the dollar store waiting for a purpose)
Hot Glue Gun
Electric Drill (to make the lid hole, could use a big nail and a hammer but I would hit my fingers so I opted for the drill)
1) Wash the bottle and peel off the label
2) Drill a hole into the cap that belongs to the bottle. Keep the little gasket inside the cap too (if there is one)
3) Hot glue the bottle cap to the larger lid. You don’t want to completely seal it..I put 4 good sized dots of glue around the cap. Stick the two together then screw the cap back onto the bottle. When turned upside down this little system will create a vacuum, so that just enough nectar will stay in the larger lid and not overflow.
4) Now you need to add some sort of string to secure and hang the hummingbird feeder. I used some jewelery cording left over from another project. I used 2 separate pieces. I wrapped each of them around the bottle neck then brought them up to rest on top of the bottom and tied tight.
5) Decorate the bottle any way you wish. I cut apart a small vine of flowers I had from the Dollar Tree and hot glued them on the bottle.
1 Cup of water + 1/4 Cup of sugar in a pan (I tripled this equation). Bring to a boil. Let cool before adding to the bottle. You want to boil it to get rid of any bacteria that could be harmful to the birds.
Keeping it Clean
Only make enough nectar for a week or two. Rinse the bottle with vinegar to clean it once in awhile when it’s empty.
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