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Hang this custom feeder—upcycled from a glass bottle—for your backyard.

By Kara Whitten
March 31, 2021
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How to do it

Part 1

Step 1

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

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floral vinyl cutouts
Step 2

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.

applying vinyl floral cutouts
Step 3

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

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Step 4

Once the bottle is decorated, fill with 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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