How to Craft a Hummingbird Feeder

Upcycle a water bottle with beads and wire to create a hummingbird feeder. You’ll have fun all summer long watching the little guys get a snack from the feeder that YOU made for them!

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How to Craft a Hummingbird Feeder
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Choose a sturdy plastic bottle.

Choose a sturdy plastic bottle.

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Use wire cutters to cut 4 four foot pieces of wire.

Use wire cutters to cut 4 four foot pieces of wire.

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3
Gently fold each piece of wire in half.

Gently fold each piece of wire in half.

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Place a piece of wire around the bottle.

Place a piece of wire around the bottle.

5
Cross the wires.

Cross the wires.

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Pull the wires around to the other side of the bottle.

Pull the wires around to the other side of the bottle.

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Twist the wire to keep it in place. Repeat steps four through seven with the remaining pieces of wire. You will have four wire bundles. Each bundle has two wires in it.

Twist the wire to keep it in place. Repeat steps four through seven with the remaining pieces of wire. You will have four wire bundles. Each bundle has two wires in it.

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Take a wire from one bundle and one wire from the bundle next to it. Thread 1-2 beads onto the set of wires.

Take a wire from one bundle and one wire from the bundle next to it. Thread 1-2 beads onto the set of wires.

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Slide the bead up the set of wires until it's difficult to move it any further.

Slide the bead up the set of wires until it's difficult to move it any further.

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Gently spread the two wires apart to keep the bead in place.

Gently spread the two wires apart to keep the bead in place.

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Repeat steps eight through ten with the remaining wires on the bottle.

Repeat steps eight through ten with the remaining wires on the bottle.

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Continue adding beads in this manner until you have covered the bottle with beads and wire.

Continue adding beads in this manner until you have covered the bottle with beads and wire.

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Pull all of the wire ends into a "ponytail" over the base of the bottle. Twist the whole bundle a few times to keep in place.

Pull all of the wire ends into a "ponytail" over the base of the bottle. Twist the whole bundle a few times to keep in place.

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Select one of the strands of wire to wrap around the rest of the bundle as pictured.

Select one of the strands of wire to wrap around the rest of the bundle as pictured.

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Curve the bundle of wire into a hook shape, and cut off the excess wire with a pair of wirecutters.

Curve the bundle of wire into a hook shape, and cut off the excess wire with a pair of wirecutters.

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Firmly twist the hummingbird feeder insert into the bottle opening.

Firmly twist the hummingbird feeder insert into the bottle opening.

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We would love to see YOUR completed Hummingbird Feeder! Upload a photo to our Facebook page: on.fb.me/1L3o004

We would love to see YOUR completed Hummingbird Feeder! Upload a photo to our Facebook page: on.fb.me/1L3o004

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