Hummingbird Feeder

2 Materials
$20
1 Hour
Medium
Soon the Hummingbird’s will be coming back from their migration, and flitting from flower to flower, and feeder to feeder.
If you get a lot of hummingbirds like we do, you really need more than one feeder. Here is a compact feeder that is sure to draw a lot of hummers.
It is simple, easy to make and reasonable in price.
Got a three light  chandelier, (even a five light one would work), paint it a bright color.

Attach a piece of picture hanging wire around the area where you would normally screw ion the lightbulbs, (about 15 inches in length.)
Put the glass shades on.
Attach the hummingbird feeders and you are ready to go

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  • Dixie Snyder Dixie Snyder on Apr 21, 2018

    How do you attach the feeders to the holder?

  • Julia Rideout Julia Rideout on Apr 21, 2018

    Would spray paint work to paint the chandelier?? thanks

    • Gilmer Gal Gilmer Gal on Apr 21, 2018

      I think it would work great. Use something like Rustoleum spray paint and make sure the chandelier is clean from dirt and oils, etc.

    • Tom Tom on Apr 22, 2018

      Use outdoor spray paint. Many different colors...

  • Beth Gold Roccia Beth Gold Roccia on Apr 21, 2018

    So just the painted chandelier and glass attracts the hummingbirds? Don't they need a nectar to be attracted to?

    • Tom Tom on Apr 22, 2018

      There are three hummingbird feeders, one attached to each light fixture.

  • Beth Gold Roccia Beth Gold Roccia on Apr 21, 2018

    Jjust the chandelier a d glass attracts the hummingbirds? Don't they need a nectar to be attracted to?

  • Beth Gold Roccia Beth Gold Roccia on Apr 21, 2018

    Jjust the chandelier a d glass attracts the hummingbirds? Don't they need a nectar to be attracted to? Looks pretty, but how does it attract the hummingbirds?

    • TucsonPatty TucsonPatty on Apr 21, 2018

      Attach the hummingbird feeders and you are ready to go.

    • Lau28974915 Lau28974915 on Apr 21, 2018

      She also did not mention the metal rod that goes in the ground and holds the chandelier in the air. She was writing to people who already feed hummingbirds and would know about the nectar and the rod. If you've never fed them before, you can get both at Walmart or your local hardware store.


    • Mar Mar on Apr 21, 2018

      The red color attracts the humming birds, and the chandelier is hung from a shepard's hook. You can purchase the nectar, or make your own 4 parts water and 1 part sugar.

    • Bjo30820856 Bjo30820856 on Apr 21, 2018

      Of course you need nectar if you want them to come back.

    • Cha29508928 Cha29508928 on Apr 21, 2018

      Please do not use red nectar. Red dye injures hummingbirds. Go to www.hummingbirdwhisperer.com for easy nectar receipe.

    • Deborah Deborah on Apr 22, 2018

      Do not give the store bought nectar. It’s not good for the birds. Make your own with the above recipe.


  • Dianna / Boss Lady Dianna / Boss Lady on Apr 21, 2018

    How did you make the butterfly pin wheel?

  • Dianna / Boss Lady Dianna / Boss Lady on Apr 21, 2018

    How did you make the butterfly pin wheel?

  • Mgibbs Mgibbs on Apr 22, 2018

    Are your neighbors upset about it? I would think simple hummingbird feeders would look less like you have household items in the yard. Our HOA would never allow it.

    • Mik31704440 Mik31704440 on Apr 22, 2018

      I would move....

    • Tom Tom on Apr 22, 2018

      Actually, I have it in the backyard. The neighbors don't seem to mind, as they enjoy the hummers also. I do not have an HOA, so I don't have that worry.

    • Sms14850746 Sms14850746 on Apr 22, 2018

      My mother always taught me, if you don’t have anything nice to say, keep your thoughts to yourself ... I think it’s lovely ... I love hummingbirds ...

    • Lisa Witt-Widner Lisa Witt-Widner on Apr 22, 2018

      Worry not about the neighbors! It's a classy idea, and it brings Beauty to the neighborhood, on wings...

    • Lynn Goins Lynn Goins on Apr 22, 2018

      LOVE IT!!



    • Mgibbs Mgibbs on Apr 22, 2018

      I apologize. I love the look of the bright H bird feeders. We would be allowed to have them but not with the fixture over it.

    • Morgan Morgan on Apr 22, 2018

      Shame about your HOA. Lucky me. I don't have one and I won't live in any neighborhood that has one.

    • Linda Holland Linda Holland on Apr 24, 2018

      There are a lot of good reasons for a HOA, but if you have people with nothing to do, but walk around making notes of every little thing, then that is just busy

      bodies with nothing better to do!!

    • Robyn Garner Robyn Garner on Apr 24, 2018

      I just painted my front shutters.


      My HOA sent me a letter telling me I must paint them to match my roofmate's. Hers are still the weathered, faded color mine were before painting. LOL!


      Idiots! Wouldn't you think they'd have enough sense to tell the neighbor to refresh hers?


      AND - I told the neighbor's granddaughter (40 years my junior) that if she'd remove the 2 screws holding the shutters and washed them, I'd paint them for her. She's done nothing about it.

    • Tami Tami on May 07, 2018

      None of us live where you do so why even bring it up?

    • Grandma Grandma on May 12, 2018

      I myself didn't read that comment as rude, but rather a frank question. I thought that what comments meant. I was wondering the same thing. I rather thhought your comment was uncalled for.

    • 16999903 16999903 on Jun 02, 2018

      Its so hard to see what is being critical and constructive criticism. She's right about a LOT of HOAs being very strict, .....sadly. No chastising needed nor apologies.


      Fortunately the project owner doesn't have that worry. Others have to please the neighborhood. I love it, myself. My daughter lives in a wooded area on three acres and the hummingbirds are fighting over her feeder. This would be perfect for her....but hummers are territorial and will dive bomb intruders.

    • Michelle Jones Michelle Jones on Jun 12, 2018

      Yes, we have two feeders close to our outdoor table and we get dive-bombed regularly. They are ferocious little things.

    • Marilyn K. Reed Marilyn K. Reed on Jun 19, 2018

      I love this idea .. I'm going to have to look for a chandelier. . Thanks for sharing!!!

    • Marilyn K. Reed Marilyn K. Reed on Jun 19, 2018

      Here is a pic of my feeders. I bought this thick branch from a yardsale a lady jaynne purchased for her sugar gliders. . They wouldn't even land on it. So I drilled 2 holes in the top and screwed hooks in them and did the same underneath .. drilling 5 holes .. hung them and am enjoys my feathered friends .. however .. they have come close to piercing my ears again .. LOL .. it is also a good idea to use 2 shepherds hooks and hang them in your yard. I hope you like it!!!!

    • Marilyn K. Reed Marilyn K. Reed on Jun 19, 2018

      Much better pic. And don't pay any attention to the swing top .. it is going to be replaced :)

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  • Lauren Lauren on May 13, 2018

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS. There are gazillions of hummingbirds in WA State. I gotta have this.

  • Itsmemic Itsmemic on May 16, 2018

    I think this is lovely ! An eyesore? I think not !!

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