Making a hummingbird feeder
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Step 1: Step 1: Measurements
First, you will need to measure and cut out four 8" x 7.5" pieces of wood. Then you will need to do the same thing to four 2" x 7.5" pieces of wood.
Step 2: Step 2: Optional
We originally wanted to give our feeder additional support so we cut a quarter inch out of some wood pieces. However, this step is completely optional.
Step 3: Step 3: Assembly
For this step you will need to take all the pieces you cut out and put them together to form a box. We used nails to hold the wood and astroturf to give a decorative feel.
Step 4: Step 4: Flower Power
Since this is a hummingbird feeder we need to have the flowers that the birds will feed through. We opted for transparent tubing and stripped lilies but you can change yours so it's more personal. To attach the flowers to the tubes use hot glue.
Step 5: Step 5: Cutting and Staining
In order to hold the nectar for the feeder cut a 3" diameter hole in the top wood piece so the container can sit down in the feeder. We also stained our feeder with dark brown wood so it would appear more natural.
Step 6: Step 6: More Assembly
For this step, you will take the flowers you attached to the tubes in step for and place them through small hole in the bottom of the nectar container.
Step 7: Step 7: Roofing
The remaining pieces that were cut out will be used in this step. Connect the pieces at a 90-degree angle and nail or glue together.
Step 8: Step 8: Completion
For the completed project you can do a few things you could opt to make the roof stationary by nailing down to the top piece of wood. Or, you could attach it with a door hinge so it is moveable but will not blow off.