10. Use Plates For A Fresh Fruit Feeder

pixabay

pixabay

This feeder is simply a plate with a small dish on top. Add in fresh fruit and a little bit of simply syrup to create an all you can eat buffet for the butterflies. Bright colors make it easy for them to spot, making your home a great place for them to stop.

9. Use Glass Flowers

inspirationgreen

inspirationgreen

If you have ever received a glass flower or any other blown glass item, you can use them as a butterfly feeder. Simple put enough wire around them to hold them up, and then fill them with nectar. They look amazing, and they blend in with your garden, letting you enjoy the butterflies with very little visual interruption.

8. Retrofit A Hummingbird Feeder

1080plus

1080plus

Take the base of a hummingbird feeder and put small sponged in the holes. This allows nectar to come up to the surface for the butterflies, and still keeps the feeder looking adorable. This feeder even snaps apart, making it easy to clean and re-fill.

7. Make It Simple

melissacarawilkins

melissacarawilkins

A plastic jar, rocks, a sponge, yarn, and some fruit make up this interesting little feeder. You can wet the sponge with syrup for the butterflies, or let it soak up fruit juice if you clean it every day. This is something you can make with supplies you have waiting around, making it one of the easiest feeders on the list.

6. Use A Jar And A Sponge

yourhouseandgarden

yourhouseandgarden

S mason jar with a hole in the top makes a great feeder. Fill it with liquid, put a sponge in to make it drip slowly, and then hang it up with some twine. It’s easy to change, and it should stay full for at least a week, letting you enjoy the butterflies without extra work.

5. Add A Flower To Attract More Butterflies

gradina

gradina

This feeder is similar to the last, but you add red food coloring and a flower on the top to make it more appealing. The color change lets butterflies see it easier, and the flower makes them think there is a flower there. This feeder will bring in many more butterflies, and it looks prettier. You can either make the flower or glue one from a craft store to the top.

4. Get Creative With Wire

willardandmay

willardandmay

This feeder is nothing more than bits of wire wrapped around fruit. Take your pliers, bent some wire until you have a shape you want, and then drop in some fruit. The best part is that butterflies can get at the food from any angle, turning your feeder into a butterfly swarm at times. You can even make multiple sets, making your trees look whimsical and fun while feeding the butterflies.

3. Fancy Can Be Easy

home-shows

home-shows

This feeder is incredibly simple, yet it looks beautiful. A plate has been hung with twine, with beads and flowers strung onto the twine itself. In the middle of the plate there is a sponge and a few pieces of decorative greenery. The entire feeder costs under $5, but it looks amazing. This is a project you could do with the kids as well.

2. Re-purpose Glassware

quiet-corner

quiet-corner

If you have even been in a thrift store and wondered what you would do with an interesting piece of glassware, look no further. Get one that has a small dip and fill it with fruit or a sponge, then place it in your garden for an instant butterfly feeder. The glass looks classy and beautiful, and it takes almost no effort at all to make.

1. Re-Use Lids

moonfrye

moonfrye

You Can Re-use lids to really make your feeder easy. Simple punch some holes, tie them up with twine, and load them up with goodies. If you want you can paint these, put streamers on them, or stack them to create really interesting affects. If they end up damaged by the wind or break off the tree, you aren’t out any money, and making a new one is easy.