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      Keymaster

      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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