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Easy Bird + Bee + Butterfly Water Feeder

You might already have everything you need for this super simple water feeder.
Birds, bees, and butterflies need fresh water each day. This hanging feeder provides a safe place to drink and bathe plus the dish is removable so you can clean and wash it as needed.
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You need 4 items for this feeder.
1. A grapevine wreath. If you don't have one, check thrift shops.
2. A glass pie plate. Make sure your pie plate fits nicely in the grapevine wreath.
3. River rocks or stones. This gives the birds, bees, and butterflies a place to land.
4. Twine. I like the look of natural twine (I use it for lots of things in the garden).
I used 4 pieces of twine. Hang everything up and then add water. Keep the feeder clean to avoid the spread of disease.
So far I've had small birds and some butterflies stop by.
For more details visit the link below. Enjoy!

Ask the creator about this project

  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on Jun 4, 2015

    This is seriously genius! One of my favorite bird baths ever!

  • Adventures In Junking
    Adventures In Junking Canada
    on Jun 4, 2015

    Another homerun, Melissa!

  • Tonya Jacobson
    Tonya Jacobson Frisco, TX
    on Jun 5, 2015

    Do you worry about mosquitoes??? I see you live up north and don't have to...lucky you!

    • Empress of Dirt - Melissa
      Empress of Dirt - Melissa Canada
      on Jun 5, 2015

      @Tonya Jacobson We have mosquitoes here but no, it's not a problem with that small amount of water. Plus, it moves in the wind which seems to deter them.

  • Janice Hanson
    Janice Hanson Green Bay, WI
    on Jun 5, 2015

    Love it !! The only thing I would change is to use chains to hang it with - the squirrels would chew the twine in my backyard :)

    • Kimberly Donahue Boyle
      Kimberly Donahue Boyle Danielson, CT
      on Jun 5, 2015

      @Janice Hanson I hung up a bunch of pretty spinners and I used twine.. That is exactly what happened.. The squirrels chewed them and they fell to the ground.. I used a twisty wire to put them back up.. So far, so good.. :) When I saw this, I thought how beautiful and then I saw the twine and thought the same thing.. Great minds think alike. ;)

  • Carol Merrill
    Carol Merrill Bartlesville, OK
    on Jun 5, 2015

    Great idea!

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