How to Make a Hummingbird Feeder

Hang this DIY feeder—upcycled from a glass bottle—in your backyard.

diy hanging hummingbird feeder in tree

This DIY hummingbird feeder idea comes from our friend Kara Whitten of A Kailo Chic Life. Spring is in the air and that means the flowers are blooming and all the birds are chirping as the temps warm. Catch a glimpse of the elusive hummingbird by crafting this floral hummingbird feeder—upcycled from a glass bottle—for your backyard.

What You'll Need


  • Rope
  • Hummingbird feeder bottle adapter
  • Glass bottle
  • Flower dies
  • Die-cutting machine
  • Permanent adhesive vinyl


  1. Before you begin, clean out the glass bottle and remove any labels or adhesive residue.

  2. floral vinyl cutouts

    To decorate your feeder, make adhesive floral cut-outs. Cut vinyl sheets into small sections that fit the cutting machine you are using. Lay out floral dies on the cutting plate and cover them with vinyl, then cover with the top plate. Roll the vinyl and dies through your cutting machine to die-cut the vinyl flower shapes. Repeat with all the colors of vinyl you want for your feeder.

  3. applying vinyl floral cutouts

    To apply flower cut-outs, simply peel the backing paper and adhere the vinyl to the bottle to create a floral pattern.

  4. Once the bottle is decorated, fill with hummingbird nectar and press a feeder adapter into the neck of the bottle. Use manila rope to tie the bottle to a tree branch and wait for the hummingbirds to enjoy your hard work.

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