These DIY hummingbird feeder ideas will inspire you with projects that you can tackle yourself to make your own feeder or improve the feeder that you already have. Hummingbirds are beautiful birds and you want to pull out all the stops to attract them to your yard.
There are plenty of advantages to making your own hummingbird feeder vs. buying one. You'll save money, get the chance to upcycle, and hopefully have fun doing it. DIY hummingbird feeders are really fast to make too, so you'll save time by not shopping around for a feeder. If you do already have a hummingbird feeder, there are several projects here that will show you how to create accessories for your feeder.
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This DIY hummingbird feeder is created from plastic bottles, straws, and a few other materials. There's some drilling required, but kids can have fun assembling the feeder, making it a great family project. Hung from a tree, it's about as cute as can be!
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This project has you start out with a clear bottle and hummingbird feeder tube with a stopper. Once you've got those, you're ready to create the pretty macrame holder so the bottle can hang upside down. There are also tips here on how to add some color if you're looking to brighten up your outdoor area.
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Take a juice bottle and a Tupperware container and upcycle them into a DIY hummingbird feeder with this project. It's a super simple project you can put together in less than an hour. This project isn't kid-friendly, as you'll need to use a sharp knife to cut through the container.
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This project doesn't make a hummingbird feeder, but rather an accessory that many hummingbird feeder owners might need. This DIY ant moat sits above the hummingbird feeder and stops ants from getting down to the feeder and enjoying a snack. This is a cute accessory that really adds some charm and some practicality to your feeder.Continue to 5 of 11 below.
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This innovative project creates a heater crate that fits around three sides of your hanging hummingbird feeder. This crate not only keeps the biting cold wind from your hummingbirds, but it also uses red lights to further attract the birds.
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Why have one hummingbird feeder when you can have a whole chandelier's worth? This DIY hummingbird project takes store-bought hummingbird feeders and hooks them up to an outdoor chandelier. It's a stunning centerpiece that no hummingbird would be able to resist.
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Create your own hummingbird feeder with a glass bottle, flexible straw, and a few other materials in this fun project. The tutorial goes through each step of making the feeder, from assembling to hanging the final feeder.Continue to 9 of 11 below.
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Take a look around your home and you may find that you have everything you need to make this DIY hummingbird feeder. This project uses a plastic kid's cup as the base and adds all kinds of fun extras to attract the hummingbirds.
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This adorable DIY hummingbird feeder starts out with a plastic bottle. Foam shapes are added to attract the birds, and then straws are added so they can feed. A string is secured at the top so the hummingbird feeder can hang from a tree or hook. There's also a video available that will take you through the whole process.
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Here's another hummingbird feeder chandelier, this one using even more feeders than the last. Hummingbird feeders hang by hooks from the chandeliers just waiting for birds to visit. Here, baby food jars are mini-feeders also placed in the chandelier.