If you dream of having butterflies flocking into your garden, this Butterfly Feeder DIY Project has your name written all over it.
It’s all about popping the right ingredients into your feeder. Butterflies are attracted to a sugar syrup type consistency. We are sharing a recipe that is perfect for their tastebuds and also how to set up areas for them to bask.
How To Make A Butterfly Feeder Infographic
via My Ubam
There are a number of ways you can make a Butterfly Feeder and this infographic from My Ubam has a very simple version using a cup.
The sugary water you use in your cup is similar to nectar. Be sure to add some petals to your cup. Butterflies are attracted to pretty things.
Butterfly Feeder DIY Video Instructions
via Upcycled Stuff
In this video, Upcycled Stuff shows how to make a simple Butterfly Feeder using items from your kitchen.
A plate is a stable base for butterflies and you can pop it amongst flowers or hang from a tree. To see how to make your feeder, click Play above ^
Hanging Plate Butterfly Feeder DIY Instructions
via Jonathon Fong, E-how
Jonathon has made 2 great examples using a hanging plate and also a jar. We love the way he incorporates a sponge nestled on leaves as a puddling area for the Butterflies.
This is something they are particularly fond of given they love to bask in the sun. Jonathon has a full tutorial on his site plus a video that shows you the butterflies flocking to his feeder.
More Butterfly Ideas
We also suggest you view our Butterfly Gardening Post for additional ideas on what you can plant to attract more butterflies to your yard.