15 Homemade Hummingbird Feeders From Recycled Material

Farhan Sheikh
by Farhan Sheikh
A traditional store-bought glass hummingbird feeder hangs filled and forlorn in your landscape, attracting nothing but ants and yellow jackets. Your neighbors are enjoying visits from the tiny and colorful birds, why are the birds not visiting your feeder?
Perhaps your neighbor has taken a few extra steps to attract hummingbirds to their backyard by planting a hummingbird garden filled with colorful, nectar-rich blooms and took the time to create a unique homemade bird feeder from recycled material. You can do the same things with these unique and crafty ideas.
1-DIY Bottle Feeder

Any bottle you have on hand can be kept out of the landfill and recycled into unique hummingbird feeders with these easy to follow, step by step instructions. Spray paint, hot glue and a few other items can transform a bottle headed for the trash into a object of beauty in your landscape. Plus the hungry hummingbirds will thank you for it.
2-Plastic Water Bottle

All those empty plastic water bottles that get tossed into the trash each day will take years to decompose at the landfill. This DIY bird feeder will keep at least one plastic water bottle out of the landfill and provide much needed food for a hungry hummingbird.
3-Plastic Spoon Decoration
4-Insulin Bottle Feeder
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  • Deb Deb on May 14, 2018

    all r great ideas! Thx for the inspiration!

  • Mark Harrison Mark Harrison on Jun 20, 2020

    Thanks for the info on where to get the straws. My next week I’m making feeders and will wait on my shipment from amazon.


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