Have you ever wanted to attract more bees to the yard to help your garden? You can do so with this easy-to-make DIY bee feeder.
When you attract bees to the yard it not only helps the bees, it will also help your garden and flowers. Because they are great pollinators.
I know some do not like using a bee feeder and just say you should plant more flowers. That is great if you have the yard and space to plant lots of different flowers but sometimes that is not always an option when you have a little yard.
You may also want to check out this Beehive DIY Birdhouse From Upcycled Container.
Upcycled Mayo Jar Into DIY Bee Feeder
Time: 10 minutes (plus glue drying time)
Makes: 1 feeder
- Waterer Tray
- 30 oz Mayo Jar (washed and label removed if you don’t have a jar you can buy full waterer and jar)
- Small Pebbles
- Chunky Yarn (or thick rope)
- E6000 Glue
- Black Felt
- Small piece of cardboard (to smear glue with)
How To Make This Upcycled Craft:
Use a small piece of cardboard or craft stick to apply glue all over the bottom of the jar.
Start wrapping the yarn (or rope if you are using it) around in a circle over glue covering the bottom of the jar.
After you have the bottom of the jar covered, start working your way down the jar. It is easiest if you flip the jar over at this point.
You want to make sure you wrap it tightly over the glue and add small sections of glue at a time. If you cover it all in glue at one time, it will dry before you can get it covered.
When you get to the bottom threaded area, stop and cut the yarn off.
Cut a small black piece of felt. You want it to be about a 1.5 to 2-inch circle.
Place the felt circle about the middle way on one side of the jar. Glue it in place.
To finish off around the felt, you want to cut a piece of yarn that is just big enough to go around it. After you have it cut to the right size, glue it in place around the felt.
Set aside and allow the glue to fully dry before using.
Fill the jar with a sugar-water mixture.
Then place the feeder lid on the jar and flip the jar over.
Add some small pebbles or rocks all around the lid. Then simply place the feeder in the yard where you want your bee feeder to be.