A traditional store-bought glass hummingbird feeder hangs filled and forlorn in your landscape, attracting nothing but ants and yellow jackets. Your neighbors are enjoying visits from the tiny and colorful birds, why are the birds not visiting your feeder? Perhaps your neighbor has taken a few extra steps to attract hummingbirds to their backyard by planting a hummingbird garden filled with colorful, nectar-rich blooms and took the time to create a unique homemade hummingbird feeder from recycled material. You can do the same things with these unique and crafty ideas.
While many of us have seen the last of our beloved hummingbird friends for the year, it’s never too late to start thinking about how to attract even more birds to your garden. Delicate hummingbirds are such a delight to watch, and fairly easy to attract to your yard. They need to constantly eat, so they won’t stick around if you don’t have food for them.
You can learn how to make your very own hummingbird feeder out of recycled materials, and get set up for next year. Each of these projects is completely hummingbird friendly and safe. However, the projects vary in difficulty, so be sure to check out each one if you’re a new DIYer!
DIY Hummingbird Feeder Decoration Ideas
It doesn’t take much to transform an empty plastic bottle into a useful and attractive homemade hummingbird feeder. This project would make a terrific gift for any bird-loving family member or avid gardener on your list, and it’s one kid can help with, too! Set them to work cutting the felt flowers while you wield the glue gun.