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Homemade Hummingbird Feeders

I want to give gifts for Christmas and want to make hummingbird feeders from bottles. I need to know, can I make my own feeding tube or do I need to buy them? Thanks.

By Ruth from Northern, KY

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November 23, 20100 found this helpful

How do you make a hummingbird feeder from recycled plastic bottles?

By Miliana from Crestline, CA


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These should help you. (09/24/2010)

By Great Granny Vi

Homemade Hummingbird Feeders

By the way, Walmart had nice hummingbird feeders for $4.99 last year. We bought 7 of them, and the pre-made food and tied the recipe card " how to make the refill food" to the kids' Christmas packages. (09/25/2010)

By Great Granny Vi

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September 19, 20100 found this helpful

I have seen hummingbird feeders made from 2 litre pop bottles. Does anyone know how it is done?

By winger298 from La Fayette, GA


Homemade Hummingbird Feeders

There is actually a kit you can buy to convert a 2 liter bottle into a feeder. The brand name is Gadjit. If you Google it, you'll see what I'm talking about. You can also buy hummingbird feeder "tubes" that you can put into any bottle-type container. They look like a cork with the familiar tube that the hummers feed out of. Just Google "hummingbird feeder tubes" and you will find them. They are relatively inexpensive. (10/01/2009)

By Luna_Llena_Feliz

Homemade Hummingbird Feeders

Build your own hummingbird feeders with everyday materials!


By LMcCay420

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September 27, 20090 found this helpful

How do I make a Hummingbird feeder?

By playa from Houston, TX


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)

By Cricketnc

Homemade Hummingbird Feeders

Homemade Hummingbird Feeder from Recycled Plastic Containers

By Carol H. D.


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


  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)

By cdjp

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July 21, 20090 found this helpful

I can't afford to pay $10 or more each for Hummingbird feeders. I would like to find an economical way of making my own.

By samsonskola from Branson, MO


Homemade Hummingbird Feeders

I don't live in their fly zone but I do attract a few hummers. In fact I just submitted an article, on thriftyfun, about attracting hummingbirds. In my article I mentioned how my mother used to feed them, a small cordial glass or vial! She wrapped copper wire around the glass and the little handle on the glass so it would hang at an angle. She filled it with sugar water, tied a red ribbon on it. There you have a hummingbird feeder. Takes but a few minutes to assemble. The cordial glass was a wedding favor from my wedding 34 years ago. You can find some great little glasses at garage sales for a quarter. If you buy flowers, to plant in the spring, think of those that attract hummingbirds. (04/28/2009)


By Deb H.

RE: Homemade Hummingbird Feeders

Homemade Hummingbird Feeders

This link has easy step by step directions how to make a hummingbird feeder using a plastic pop bottle. (04/28/2009)

By Lorelei

Homemade Hummingbird Feeders

Just in case you haven't seen them, Wal-mart has some for $4.99 and they are made in the USA. And they are easy to clean and fill. We just bought 7-8 of them for kids and neighbors last Christmas, love em. GG Vi (05/02/2009)

By Great Granny Vi

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April 28, 20090 found this helpful

How do you make a hummingbird feeder?

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