- May 23, 2006 at 4:23 pm #236676LissKeymaster
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
I thought some of you may like to entice the little jewels to your
This is how I make my feeders. Very easy, very cheap! Directions for the food at
NanD from MI
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.
Screw the lid tightly onto the jar and poke a small piece of cotton into the
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
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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