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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How do you make a hummingbird feeder from recycled plastic bottles?
By Miliana from Crestline, CA
These should help you. (09/24/2010)
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)
I have seen hummingbird feeders made from 2 litre pop bottles. Does anyone know how it is done?
By winger298 from La Fayette, GA
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)
Build your own hummingbird feeders with everyday materials!
How do I make a Hummingbird feeder?
By playa from Houston, TX
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)
Homemade Hummingbird Feeder from Recycled Plastic Containers
By Carol H. D.
Tie String to top of CoffeeMate bottle at groove in bottle. Fill bottle with sugar water, recipe below:
Bring to boil, simmer 5 minutes, cool, screw CoffeeMate bottle to cap, hang, and enjoy. (09/06/2009)
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
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.
This link has easy step by step directions how to make a hummingbird feeder using a plastic pop bottle.
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)
How do you make a hummingbird feeder?