Glass Jar Homemade Hummingbird Feeder 

Hummingbirds are easy to attract to your yard. You only need a feeder and sugar water! A nice feeder doesn't have to be expensive.  

– Shallow jar with lid – Polymer clay (including red) – Flower-shaped cookie cutter – 16-gauge galvanized wire – Drill – Needle-nose plier – Rolling pin – Glass bead


Thoroughly clean your jar. I used a baby food jar, but you can repurpose any kitchen item. Shallow jars are simplest to fill and clean.  

Roll clay with a rolling pin. Three colours are my preference. Press the top of the jar lid into the base colour of your flower to remove air pockets.  

Trim extra clay and smooth lid sides. Create the flower on top of this base using additional clay colours.   

Play with various shapes and designs and enjoy spreading out the colours. You can either freestyle it or use cookie cutters if you'd like.  

Just keep in mind that red attracts hummingbirds, so make sure that hue is included in your palette.  

Play with layers after cutting clay. Giving the illusion of a real bloom attracts hummingbirds. On the lid foundation, gently press clay layers.  

Bake according to clay instructions. Bake at 275° for 15 minutes to estimate.  After cooling, drill a small hole in the clay flower's top.   

Fold 32 in. of wire in half, leaving a loop at the top. Create a larger loop on each wire end, then twist them eight times. Adjust the loop shape till you like it.  

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