Spring is around the corner and I'm already enjoying the warmer weather and blue sky. I've been busy in my garden and in preparation hope to attract butterflies this year with a sweet little butterfly feeder.
It’s a Butterfly Feeder Jar. Or in this case, a Butterfly Feeder Wine Jug. I can’t wait for the butterflies to flutter around for a little drink of sugar water.
Here’s how to make a butterfly feeder jar.
- Start with a clean glass jar or jug. Whatever you use, the lid must fit tightly because in the end, you’ll be hanging your jar upside down.
- Prep your surface by wiping it down with rubbing alcohol
- Plan your design using Adhesive Stencils (I used Martha Stewart Stencils)
- Dab Martha Stewart Glass Paint in Opaque Gloss onto the stencil.
- Gently peel the stencil while the paint is wet.
- Continue until your design is done.
To hang your jar, make a simple twine or string netting. Tie four pieces of string to the top of your jar. The strings should be at least four times the height of the jar. Knot the strings alternating every other one.
Fill your jar with butterfly nectar. To make the nectar, use 4 parts water to 1 part sugar. Boil the sugar water for a few minutes, stirring while it’s boiling. Let cool and pour into your jar. Turn your jar upside down and make sure it’s not leaking. The strings will eventually be soaked with sugar water.
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