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DIY A Hummingbird Feeder On A Budget With This Mason
Jar Hack
Buying a traditional hummingbird feeder and pre-packaged nectar can get pricey. Luckily, TikTok has the solution with a DIY feeder that's budget-friendly and easy to make.
To make the nectar, pour 2 cups of water into a saucepan, and bring it to a boil. Add ½ cup of sugar, stir until it's completely dissolved, and remove the saucepan from heat.
For your feeder, use a 4-ounce Mason jar since hummingbirds are so tiny. Larger jars will end up with leftover nectar at the bottom of the feeder that the hummingbirds can't reach.
Trace the lid of the Mason jar onto a plastic folder (available in any school/office aisle), and cut out the circular shape. Then, punch four holes near the center of the circle.
Add your cooled nectar to the jar, and place the new plastic lid on the jar instead of the old one. Use a hanging Mason jar band or attach a small chain to the original band.
Hang your hummingbird feeder in the yard or garden. This hack is a great summer activity for kids — they can count how many hummingbirds appear to use the feeder.