Here’s a last-minute DIY project for hummingbird lovers you can do this weekend. Though parts of the country are blanketed in snow and ice, some folks are still lucky enough to enjoy hummingbirds throughout the holiday season. If you have one of those people on your gift list this year, grab your glue gun and make this mini Christmas-themed hummingbird feeder!
- Mini Hummingbird Feeder (like this one from Home Depot)
- Artificial poinsettia flowers
- Glue gun and scissors
What To Do:
- Carefully pull off the small white plastic flower on the feeding port. Set the rest of the feeder aside for now.
- Trim the petals from a poinsettia flower as shown. Cut off any “stem” so you have flat ends.
- On the back side of the white flower, apply hot glue and attach the poinsettia petals.
- The petals should be face-down, so the front sides will show when the flower is reattached.
- Be careful with the glue so you won’t obstruct the feeding port of the feeder when the white flower is reattached.
- Use as many petals as you need to create the fullness of flower you prefer.
- Set aside the white flower with poinsettia petals attached to cool completely. Cut a length of ribbon and tie it through the loop at the top of feeder itself.
- Apply hot glue to the top of the feeder and glue five or six small poinsettia flowers in place.
- Push the white plastic flower with poinsettia petals attached back onto the feeding port. Trim any glue that may be in the way with small scissors.
- Tip: Let your recipient know that the white plastic flower with petals attached can be removed before they clean the feeder.
Now, this is certainly not the most practical of hummingbird feeders, but for those who have these gorgeous visitors during the holiday season, it can be a nice addition to festive decor. Happy Gifting!