Step 1: Materials and Tools
- 1/4'' Copper Tubing $6.48 for 5 feet at Lowes. Make sure it is pliable.
- Caulk/Sealant $1.28 at Lowes. Food safe caulk would work the best.
- Water bottle- You can find these in the trash.
- Drill with a 1/8 in. drill bit
- Hacksaw to cut the copper tubing
- Measuring device
Step 2: The cap hole
When you finish drilling the hole, try to remove and excess plastic pieces that are in the cap.
Step 3: Cut the tubing
Step 4: Double checking
If the piece of tubing is secure, then we can move on.
Step 5: Seal
This will be crucial when we fill it up with feed.
Then let it dry. To be safe, let it dry for a good 24 hours.
Step 6: Bend
Step 7: Building the hanger
Now stretch the hanger out into a straight line. On on end of the hanger, make a little hook. Now wrap the one end of the hanger (the side with the hook) around the mid-section of the bottle. As the end with the mini hook meets up with the rest of the hanger, clip the hook around it, securing it to the bottle. The third picture will help you visualize this.
Now, on the other end of the hook, make a more rounded hook, big enough to that it can hook on to wherever you want to hand the feeder up.
Step 8: Fill it up
Here is a recipe that I found via Thrifty Fun,
Bring 4 cups water to a boil and stir in 1 cup sugar. Stir to dissolve. When cool, pour into the pitcher and refrigerate until needed.
The above recipe is relatively simple, and very inexpensive, as opposed to purchasing hummingbird feed straight from a store.
Pour your feed into the water bottle, screw the cap on tightly and securely, place the feeder up, and there you go!