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 need


How to do it

Part 1

Step 1

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

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.

Step 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.

    Comments (1)

    How difficult was this project?
    Martha Stewart Member
    July 9, 2021
    Difficulty: Kind of Easy
    I think to suggest that a person buy a die cut machine just for this purpose is kind of ridiculous. However, most crafty people already own one. Why not use bright colored paint? Or cut duct tape into flower shapes with scissors? I mean, it might be a little more challenging, but less expensive than a $100+ machine.