Do you love having butterflies flock to your yard? If butterflies like to come visit, or if you want to attract more, then a butterfly feeder can do the trick. A butterfly feeder isn’t anything fancy you need to buy; in fact, you can make your own using supplies you already have around the home. Here is how you can get busy building your own butterfly feeder in just minutes and for just pennies. The butterflies are sure to be thrilled!
DIY Butterfly Feeder
- Shallow dish (a butter dish lid or Pringles lid is perfect)
- Small rocks or pebbles
1. Begin by cutting the sponge into smaller segments. You want them to fit inside of the lid, so just cut some chunks down to size so they fit neatly.
2. Place 1-2 pieces of the sponge inside of the lid. Add a few tablespoons of water to soak the sponges and pool in the lid.
3. Sprinkle the top of the sponge and water with sugar. You want the sugar to dissolve into the water, so add it slowly and be careful not to overdo it so the sugar grains build up.
4. Add in some rocks for the butterflies to rest on. Just a few will do the trick.
Your butterfly feeder should be placed in an area with low laying plants or flowers. Butterflies like brightly colored blooms as well as ground cover that provides shade. Just rest the feeder in a safe area such as this and the butterflies are sure to find it! You can also refill your feeder as needed. Just touch it and see if it is dry, then add more sugar water.
Creating your own butterfly feeder can be a cinch when you give these easy steps a try! Craft one for yourself and see how much the neighborhood butterflies enjoy it!