Homemade Hummingbird Feeders

How do I make a Hummingbird feeder?

By playa from Houston, TX

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Homemade Hummingbird Feeders

If you Google "homemade hummingbird feeders' you'll be amazed at the responses you'll get. Too many for me to put down here. (07/21/2009)

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By Cricketnc

Homemade Hummingbird Feeders

Homemade Hummingbird Feeder from Recycled Plastic Containers

By Carol H. D.

Supplies:

  • Red Folger's coffee container, 29.2 oz.
  • CoffeeMate 32 oz. container
  • soda bottle, 2 liter
  • glue gun
  • glue
  • X-acto knife
  • string

Directions:

  1. Cut circle from bottom of Folgers coffee container.
  2. Cut circle in center of bottom of Folger's coffee container. Inner circle is the size of CoffeeMate cap.
  3. 32 oz Coffeemate container
  4. Remove cap and label from 32 oz. Coffeemate container. Remove black stamped date with nail polish remover.
    <l>Place cap from Coffeemate container firmly into hole of Folger circle.
    Hint: If hole is too small, make 1/8 inch cuts 1/8 inch apart around inside of circle.
  5. Glue cap from Coffeemate container into hole of Folger circle.
  6. Cut bottom off at line of plastic 2 liter soda bottle.
  7. Cut 5 tabs and fold inward. Look at the 5 wells formed in bottom. Cut the tabs in between the wells.
  8. Cut 5 tabs and fold inward.
  9. Cut remaining 5 tabs each into 3 tabs and fold outward.
  10. Place Folger circle on top of soda bottle bottom.
  11. Glue Folger circle to top of soda bottle bottom. Place glue on each tab.
    Hint: Use clothespins to hold one half while gluing other half.
  12. Center hole in Folger circle above well in soda bottle bottom. (total 5 holes).
  13. Optional - Recycled plastic to make decorations.
  14. Optional - Decorations

Tie String to top of CoffeeMate bottle at groove in bottle. Fill bottle with sugar water, recipe below:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 cups water

Bring to boil, simmer 5 minutes, cool, screw CoffeeMate bottle to cap, hang, and enjoy. (09/06/2009)

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