A Butterfly Feeder Jar

DIY Crafts 01.03.16
Make a butterfly feeder jar just in time for spring. Use an old jar or jug with a tight fitting lid. Embellish the jar with glass paints and stencils. Make a hole in the jar lid with a drill or nail and thread strings, a piece of fabric or sponge through the hole. Fill the jar with sugar water, add the lid and hang upside down. Butterflies will soon be stopping by for a sip of nectar. Decor

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  • Lee Ann Yeager
    Lee Ann Yeager Rothbury, MI
  • Zelda?
    Zelda? Albert, OK
    Carolyn, I was saving mine to make jug lamps, but I'll be making some of these to hang around the screened in porch to give my kitties something fun to watch. Our porch is there "outside" where they can watch the wild life from the safety behind the
  • Carolyn ~ homework
    Carolyn ~ homework Los Angeles, CA
    Marilyn Otte - you want to make sure the strings or fabric fit really tightly in the hole you make. Some people use a bit of sponge. This should alleviate dripping. Gayle Massie-Helmadollar
  • Patt Popple
    Patt Popple Holden, MA
    bees are a problem
  • Marilee H
    Marilee H Youngstown, OH
    I like this, the pictures and directions make it easy to understand.
  • Maria Denton
    Maria Denton Salt Lick, KY
    To keep ants off feeders spray the hook, handle, etc with Pam. Works great they can't go up it.
  • Denise
    Denise Pensacola, FL
    Vaseline makes a great barrier between the ants and the sweet stuff. I put a glob of vaseline at the bottom of my shepherd's hook to keep ants out of my hummingbird feeders.
  • Rose S
    Rose S Marietta, GA
    sounds like a wonderful idea. But how does one keep the ants away? I have a tough time keeping them out of my hummingbird feeder!
  • Debby Boyle
    Debby Boyle Necedah, WI
    That's cool!!
  • Elaine E. R
    Elaine E. R Severn, MD
    rub vaseline on the hanger (string, metal, whatever) of the feeder. the ants get stuck in the vaseline before getting to the feeders; this idea works with hangers of hummingbird feeders also. I've been hanging some of my birdfeeders on a shepherds hook
  • Second Time Around Consignment
    I would just use food color to make the string turn red.
  • Irene
    Irene Montclair, CA
    How about cutting some pictures out of a magazine of butterflys and or flowers and using mod podge apply the pictures to the jug or jar. I think you are supposed to put the mod podge on the glass and then the picture and then more mod podge to seal the
  • Nancy a Butcher
    Nancy a Butcher Chillicothe, OH
    I love this, i am going to make me 2or 3 thank you, very pretty to !!
  • Janie Bishir-Prys
    Janie Bishir-Prys Marion, IN
    I bet you could use a 2 liter pop bottle...I think I might try it this weekend with the grand kids
  • Carolyn ~ homework
    Carolyn ~ homework Los Angeles, CA
    Janie Bishir-Prys A soda pop bottle would be perfect for kids! Have fun with your grand kids!
  • Carolyn ~ homework
    Carolyn ~ homework Los Angeles, CA
    Thank you What Meegan Makes :)
  • Holly Kelly
    Holly Kelly Appling, GA
    not sure why you have to hang it upside down...the string acts like a wick, just make sure it is long enough to reach the bottom of the glass container, and then hangs out a few inches or so.
  • Suz
    Suz Oklahoma City, OK
    ...have view many "feeder" ideals and this one is perfect! thanks for sharing!!
  • Anna Gregg
    Anna Gregg Oakdale, CA
    Anyone know how to keep the wasps away, they'd love this butterfly feeder! They are such pests!
  • GrannyB384
    GrannyB384 Greeneville, TN
    Butterflies are not attracted to just sweet nectar/sugar water. I have noticed them drinking from moist areas in bare soil around our property here in northeast TN. They are seeking the minerals in the soil that are released when it rains. Strangely
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