How to Make a Hummingbird Feeder From a Plastic 2 Liter Bottle

Hummingbird feeders are special containers that are filled with a sweet nectar and hung outside for the tiny birds. Hummingbirds can easily access nectar from feeders with their long beaks much like they do with real flowers. recommends putting a feeder into your garden to best invite these beautiful birds into your yard for viewing pleasure. Creating your own personalized hummingbird feeder from cheap materials is fairly easy to do, and you should be able to begin enjoying these jewel-colored birds in a short amount of time.

Observe hummingbirds up close with a feeder.

Step 1

Cut a large hole in the top of the 2-liter bottle cap using the utility knife.

Step 2

Place the napkin in the bottom of the plastic cup or large plastic lid—whichever you are using. The napkin will act as a spacer in the next step.

Step 3

Glue the lid from the 2-liter bottle cap inside the larger plastic cup or lid about midway up the cup's side so that the bottle cap does not touch the bottom. Do this by gradually building up "bridges" of glue on the sides to secure the cap.

Step 4

Remove the napkin from the bottom of the cup when finished.

Step 5

Glue fake flowers, which should each have a hole in the center, inside the cup so that the open flower bottoms will be sticking into the nectar, which will eventually fill half of the cup. The idea is that the birds will feed as they normally do, sticking their beak into the flower to get the nectar inside.

Step 6

Drill a hole in the bottom of the 2-liter bottle and stick the wire through the hole. Secure the wire by sealing around it with hot glue. You need to seal the bottom of the bottle water-tight so it will hold the nectar without leaking.

Step 7

Fill the bottle with nectar when the glue is dry. Screw on the glued bottle cap and cup apparatus to it and flip over quickly. Hang it up outside with the wire.

Jyoti Jennings

Jyoti Jennings has covered topics ranging from literature analysis to vegetarian diets and ozone therapy. Her work has appeared in the university publications "Howl" and "Sketchbook." Also a certified yoga instructor, Jennings holds a Bachelor of Arts in English literature from California State University, San Bernardino.