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    Default Easy Frugal Butterfly Feeder

    I love flowers and have a huge garden, plus flowers in front of my house. I feed
    hummingbirds( 4 feeders out and have to refill everyday. I also have butterfly
    feeders out. I thought some of you may like to entice the little jewels to your
    yard to.

    This is how I make my feeders. Very easy, very cheap! Directions for the food at
    the end!

    NanD from MI

    Butterfly Feeder

    This is a fun project that's easy enough for the kids to do, and it can be as
    elegant or as simple as you like. All you need is a small jar, such as a baby
    food or small jelly jar with a lid, and some cotton.

    1. Make a small hole in the lid of the jar.
    2. Fill the jar with butterfly food.
    3. Screw the lid tightly onto the jar and poke a small piece of cotton into the
    hole.
    4. Invert the jar and hang it in the garden.


    That's all there is to it! Of course, you'll probably want to decorate your jar
    with paint or decoupage. Butterflies locate their food sources by sight, so the
    more your feeder looks like a plant or flower, the better your chances of
    attracting butterflies. It may also help to cut out some fabric or plastic
    'petals' and fasten them to the lid of your feeder.

    To make butterfly food, simply dissolve one part sugar in nine parts of water.
    No coloring or other additive is needed.

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    NOT SURE HOW BIG THE HOLE SHOULD BE SOUNDS LIKE IT MUST REALLY BE SMALL. WE
    HAVENT SEEN ANY HUMMINGBIRDS OR BETTERFLYS WONDERING WHERE THEY ARE. WOULD LOVE
    TO THIS PROJECT WITH SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS. THERESA

    Date: Thu Jun 5, 2003 4:44 pm
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    Theresa: I made some with an 1/8 inch drill bit some of the others with 1/4
    bit. All seems to work ok! Where do you live? Hummingbirds have been here for
    over a month, I'm in southern Michigan.
    NanD from MI

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    IM FROM LOUISIANA. ITS BEEN REALLY HOT AND DRY. WE JUST RECIEVED OUR FIRST
    RAIN THIS WEEK SINCE ABOUT 4-6WEEKS. I WAS WONDERING IF THAT WAS THE CAUSE FOR
    THEM NOT BEING HERE. MY FRIENDS HAVENT SEEN ANY EITHER. WELL IM GONNA TRY AND
    SEE HOW THIS WORKS OUT. THANKS ALOT FOR THE INFO. IM ANXIOUS TO TRY IT BUT
    WOULD YOU BELIEVE NOT ONE JAR IN MY HOME I THROW EVERYTHING AWAY. THERESA

    Date: Thu Jun 5, 2003 5:19 pm
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    I can understand not having jars. I had to dig up some new ones for this
    year, and had to rob my stash for my Christmas gift baskets!

    The heat may be the reason, don't know for sure though. We have had a cold
    spring. Nights are down into the 40's this week and that is warm for us. Our
    days haven't hit 70 only about twice this year.
    NanD from MI

    From: "Nan"
    Date: Thu Jun 5, 2003 9:53 pm
    Subject: Re: Budget101.com : Butterfly feeder

 

 

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