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  DIY Butterfly Feeder Home Decore Garden Craft

DIY Butterfly Feeder

Make a DIY Butterfly Feeder to hang in your garden and attract these beautiful flying insects to your back yard, because who doesn’t love butterflies! You can make your feeder as a plate or a jar, instructions for both are provided in the link below.

A few important notes:

  • Hang the feeder near trees or shrubs to offer protection for the butterflies from the wind and predators
  • Use granulated white cane sugar (1 part dissolved in 4 parts water) as this is the closest match to nectar made by flowers
  • The feeder can also attract wasps, so if you are worried about this we recommend that you hang a decoy wasp nest near your feeder, as they are extremely territorial and won’t go near another nest.
  • Alternatively you can add slices of cucumber to the plate or on top of the jar. Cucumbers are a natural wasp repellent, and can even work with ants
  • Be careful not to add too much sugar to the butterfly food mixture. A higher concentration of sugar can dehydrate the butterflies.
  • If you have problems with ants, apply some petroleum jelly to the rim of the plate or jar to create a barrier they will avoid.

DIY Butterfly Feeder Home Decore Garden Craft

Materials for the plate butterfly feeder:

Acrylic plate
Wire plate holder
1/2″ metal washer
String
Sponge
Silk flowers and leaves
Glass beads
Hot glue
Wire
Water
Sugar

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Materials for the jar butterfly feeder:

Glass jar
Silk flowers
1/2″ metal washer
Twine
Glass beads
Hot glue
Wire
Nail and hammer
Water
Sugar



Get the instructions here

 

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