Spring is on the way and so are the hummingbirds.
Hummingbirds are fascinating creatures to watch. These little birds flutter near my house in the spring and summer and feed off pink flowers that will bloom on this plant. Right now this plant has no flowers on it so I decided to make a DIY hummingbird feeder to see if I could attract some hummingbirds. This feeder was simple to make and only cost $3.00 as I purchased the materials from the dollar store. I bought a pink water bottle, red flowers and a plant stand. If you have a tree then there is no need for the plant stand.
The first step to making the feeder is too cut off four flowers, keeping the holes open from the flowers. Then I drilled 4 holes in the water bottle and hot glued the flowers over the holes. Make sure the holes in the bottle are not covered by the flowers. Your feeder is now ready to be filled with hummingbird food.
I like to use a clear nectar to feed the hummingbirds as I am sure the red dye is not good for them. The pink bottle and red flowers will attract the birds so there is no need to use a nectar with red dye in it. I like to purchase my nectar in a powder form so I can easily mix it up as needed. I bought this hummingbird gift set from CentiMom as it had everything that I needed to be able to make the nectar and then some. This kit comes with three pounds of nectar powder(in a resealable bag), a measuring cup, a mixing/storing container, and several cleaning brushes. I love the way it is packaged in a burlap bag, making it great for gift giving. The burlap bag can then be used to store everything so you don't have to hunt for supplies.
This great hummingbird nectar starter kit was a perfect gift for my boys so they could learn more about those cute little birds. I wanted to make sure that we were feeding the hummingbirds a food that was good for them and I choose this clear nectar based on what it did not have in it. The CentiMom hummingbird food will not harm the birds and does not contain FD&C#40 Red dye, artificial sweeteners, preservatives, pesticides, refined beet sugar, MSG, or common allergens (peanuts, wheat, dairy, chocolate, eggs, gluten.) I just love that this large 3- pound bag is resealable and has unlimited shelf life so I can use what I need and save the rest for next season.
Watch this video to discover how easy it is to prepare the nectar for your hummingbird feeder. The video also shows everything that is included in the starter kit.
Click on the below link to purchase this CentiMom hummingbird nectar starter kit. These make a great gift for bird lovers of all ages.
My DIY hummingbird feeder is filled and ready for the hummingbirds. I placed my feeder by my Yucca plant as this plant will sprout pink flowers in the next couple of weeks. These pink flowers have attracted hummingbirds in the past so I think this plant will help the birds discover my DIY feeder. Maybe the hummingbirds will discover my feeder before the flowers bloom. I will update this with photos of hummingbirds once I see them. The hummingbirds usually arrive once spring starts.