Fun and low cost hummingbird feeders


I am copying an idea I saw at the street fair I went to recently. Someone had made darling feeders for the hummers with what looked like spice jars. Since I don't like to cook I don't have or want to buy spice jars. I found a website that sells one ounce jars with red lids. I could only get a quantity of 48 but they cost so little. I am setting them around the yard in pots, on tables to entice the hummingbirds I already have here. I set them in cups of water so the ants don't get them.
Tiny 1 ounce jar. I drilled a hole in the top for the birds to drink through.
So easy to clean!
Filled with sugar water, sitting inside a bowl of water, waiting for a thirsty bird :)

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  • Sherry Hudson Chappelle
    on Jun 13, 2016

    You mention sugar water....if you make your own you better have the ratio right. If it has too much sugar it will kill these beautiful little flittery fliers. A county extension agent told me this, so I know it is a fact.

    • Jo Wemmer
      on Jul 7, 2019

      1 part sugar to 4 parts water. If you buy commercial don’t buy the dyed stuff. The dye is not good. Best to use pure sugar water.

  • P Gropp
    on Jun 13, 2016

    This critique makes good sense. Maybe the 48 spice jars can be used rightside up, top off, for bird seeds. Would be easy to wrap wire around and hang them in a bush or tree.

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