A Butterfly Feeder Jar


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
Paint an old jar or jug with glass paints.
Create a hanger with string
Use string, fabric or a piece of sponge inserted into the lid through a small hole.
Fill with sugar water and hang upside down.

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  • Jude
    on Jul 24, 2017

    That is so pretty! Where is the best place to hang it to attract the butterflies?
  • Carol Cole
    on Aug 11, 2018

    wouldn't it draw ants.?

    • Jan
      on Feb 10, 2020

      at hardware store you can buy a plastc cup like plastic thing that hooks to feeder and on other end to sheppard hook. If cup is kept full of water ant will drown before reaching feeder. I have used these with success. Jan


  • Donna
    on Feb 14, 2019

    What keeps the sugar water from dripping out onto the ground?

    • Angi
      on Jun 16, 2019

      How small does the hole have to be for string to stop it from dripping? Or how would one use a sponge? It's super pretty, just wondering at the physics of it...

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