Coke Bottle Hummingbird Feeder UPDATE…Having Trouble With the Base? Try This Instead!
If you read, and enjoyed, m y previous post on putting together a nifty hummingbird feeder out of a coke bottle and an assortment of oddities, perhaps you might have tried to apply it too.
If you got stuck somewhere, I bet a steak dinner it was the base part. If you had trouble finding the right shape and size container to use for the base, I have a suggestion.
Even though it was fun, I was not totally satisfied with the one I made from scratch which led to me purchasing one through Amazon not too long ago.
That was tricky too, because here’s the thing…I’m using one of those “old school” Coke bottles here and I had to inquire with the seller about the base opening diameter to make sure it would be a good fit.
The answer I got was helpful..so I went right ahead and ordered it. When it arrived I was really jazzed but then I learned something…
New style empty coke bottles do have the same diameter, but the “threading” is a little different.
I kind of understood this a little and expected that it might not be perfect, but I like it. Just for experiment’s sake I got a 20-oz plastic bottle and it was a PERFECT fit…so if you’re planning to use one of those you’re in good hands.
Me, I am just a bigger fan of glass and love the old style Coke bottles since they’re collectible and all. A little maneuvering, but nothing I couldn’t do. I’m pretty satisfied with it.
If you’re in need of a base and don’t want to have to go through that whole thing with trying to constrict a base-and just get straight to the fun part of decorating your coke bottle – this is the one to get, it’s made by Hummers Galore and will do the job well.
It’s a little tricky to disassemble when the time comes to change the sugar water as you have to pry it open in the middle (and make sure to do this over a sink) but if you really want to make a cute feeder like mine this one will make it a little easier.
Oh and since the arrival of my first handmade feeder yep those little beauties have been hanging around! Attracting them is the easy part (and it helps if you’ve got a lot of vivid foliage around) but photographing them is where we talk about difficult.
Those little buggers are speedy, even when I have my Smartphone nearby I always find myself missing them at just the right moment. But I did try – you may be startled at first since they “vibrate” almost while in mid-flight and seem suspended for a moment while they take a drink but then they’re flitting off again.
But even if that part seems difficult the assembly of their very own little feeder should not be. I hope this post helps you out with the base and you can make a new hummingbird soda bottle feeder like mine!
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