Creative Hummingbird Feeders

Hummingbird Feeders for any garden setting

I am always fascinated when I see hummingbirds flitting around my garden.  They are so delicate and seem to defy all rules of aeronautics as they hover over flowers gathering nectar.  These creative hummingbird feeders will attract the delicate birds to your garden with their colorful red designs.

You can make your own hummingbird feeders by using hummingbird feeder tubes. (affiliate link) There are also some lovely feeders to purchase, and some of these ideas are DIY projects, but all are creative and beautiful.

 See how to make your own DIY Hummingbird Nectar

  • 1. mix 1/4 c. sugar
  • 1 c. water together.
  • Stir until the sugar is completely dissolved.
  • Place mixture in pan over medium heat and boil for five minutes.
  • Allow to cool to room temperature.
  • Pour the mixture into hummingbird feeder.
  • Cover any unused hummingbird nectar and refrigerate for up to five days.

Note: you can add red food coloring if desired.

Hummingbird feeder made from an old wine bottleA re-purposed smoky amber wine bottle is now a beautiful sun-catching hummingbird feeder! Embellished with red glass flowers and hand painted roses and leaves. This item is a true piece of garden art.  Available for purchase at Etsy.

Glass and Copper Humminggbird feeder with leavesGlass and copper hummingbird feeder with colorful leaves.  Available From Amazon (but now sold out.)

DIY Hummingbird feederDIY hummingbird feeder with Glass bottle and copper wire.  Tutorial –>> Birds and Blooms

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  16 comments for “Creative Hummingbird Feeders

  1. Lydia
    05/23/2015 at 9:53 am

    I would love to have a hummingbird feeder, but my husband says they attract snakes. Is this true? I’m deathly afraid of snakes and don’t want to encourage them.

    • admin
      05/23/2015 at 10:31 am

      Hi Lydia

      I have never seen any evidence in my yard of them attracting snakes, but did a bit of research on google to see. It is mentioned but does not seem to be a huge problem for people. Snakes do eat birds, so any bird house might attract them I suppose. The problem seems to mainly be if the bird house were attracting birds that would not normally be, then perhaps it could also attract snakes (not the house itself but the birds) But as I say, I have never seen one anywhere near mine.
      Carol

    • admin
      05/23/2015 at 10:33 am

      Hi again Lydia, I am posting the question on my Facebook page to see if others have a problem with it. Carol

    • Julie
      06/07/2017 at 4:42 pm

      I have had a hummingbird feeder for years and have no problem with snakes…I to do not like snakes.

      • Carol
        06/07/2017 at 5:22 pm

        I’m with you on that one Julie. We had one here and it scared me silly. Carol

  2. A gardener from Fulham, London
    03/18/2016 at 10:13 am

    What do you guys feed the hummingbirds with?

    • Carol
      03/18/2016 at 10:28 am

      I make my own nectar. The recipe is here: http://thegardeningcook.com/diy-humming-bird-nectar/ Carol

      • A gardener from Fulham, London
        03/21/2016 at 8:26 am

        That’s really interesting. Have you tried adding some fruit or flowers in the sugar syrup? Won’t that attract even more hummingbirds?

        • Carol
          03/21/2016 at 10:11 am

          I haven’t tried that. I place my feeders in an area of my garden that is surrounded by flowers so I just use the nectar. Carol

  3. Jan Degan
    03/29/2016 at 2:50 pm

    I had hummingbirds for 13 years in Tucson, AZ. I had a 3 ball decorative mobile hanger, and the birds came every day. If I ran out of nectar, they would fly in front of my kitchen window (near the hanger) until I re-filled the 3 little balls. My recipe: 4 cups water, 1 c regular sugar. Stir to dissolve and fill the feeder balls. It would last about 2 weeks, and then I’d bring them in, wash them with soapy water, rinse well, and refill. Once in a while I had a bee problem but would bring the feeder inside, wait a week or so, then put back outside. The hummingbirds were so tame, they would hover inches from me while I re-hung the feeder balls. It was very fun and very easy. I am now living in Omaha and hope to attract some Nebraska hummingbirds.

    • Carol
      03/29/2016 at 7:32 pm

      Hi Jan. I envy you for this experience. It sounds wonderful. I friend of mine has a farm with hummingbird feeders all around her porch. She has had as many as 60 at one time! Carol

  4. Joan
    04/14/2018 at 6:10 pm

    When will the glass balls with copper be available on Amazon or where else might I get them?

    • Carol
      04/14/2018 at 9:48 pm

      Hi Joan. They have taken it off their list of items for sale, so I am not sure if it will be available in future. It’s a shame. It’s such a pretty design. Carol

  5. Christie
    05/19/2018 at 7:52 pm

    What size feeder stopper? And where did you buy them?

    • Carol
      05/19/2018 at 9:54 pm

      Hi Christie. I didn’t make the feeders, I shared them from various other sites to show a variety. Under each photo is a link to the original site. They should be able to answer your question. Carol

  6. Carol
    06/21/2019 at 10:23 pm

    Hummingbird feeders do not attract snakes and do not put red food dye in the sugar water ,it softens the egg shell

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