Hummingbird Feeder

Attract hummingbirds to your yard and watch them sip from this clever little feeder. Or hang it near flowering plants and shrubs to supplement their nectar with a sugary mixture.

This easy project features a small plastic bottle feeder and two narrow slots that allow you to monitor your mixture levels. The enclosed body of the feeder also protects the mixture from the sun's rays, which can spoil the feeding solution.

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COST:

TIME: 3 Hrs

SKILL:

Materials

  • One piece of lumber measuring 1 x 6 x 4'
  • 1/4" dowel 
  • 3/4" galvanized brads 
  • 1" galvanized brads 
  • #10 galvanized or stainless steel 1/4" screw eye 
  • 8 oz. capacity water bottle (no more than 1 3/4" in diameter and 6 1/4" long – not counting feeding tube) 
  • Waterproof glue 
  • Fishing line 

Cut List

  • A (4) 3/8 x 2 1/2 x 7"
  • B (4) 1/2 x 1/2 x 5 1/2"
  • C (1) 3/8 x 3 x 3"
  • D (1) 3/4 x 5 x 5"
  • E (1) 3/4 x 3 x 3"
  • F (1) 3/4 2 x 2"
  • G (1) 1/4 x 5"

Tools

  • Table saw 
  • Miter saw (or hand saw) 
  • Jig saw 
  • Brad nailer 
  • Drill/driver 
  • 3/8" dia. drill bit at least 3" long 
  • Router and ¼" chamfer bit (optional) 
  • Damp rag to wipe up excess glue