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    Besides bringing a magical beauty to any garden, butterflies help promote growth by pollinating flowers. You can attract more butterflies to your yard with these DIY butterfly feeders – one made with a plate and one made with a jar – that also serve as attractive garden ornaments. Mother Nature woul...

    Homemade Butterfly Feeder~Use 4 parts water to one part sugar, and add over-ripe fruit. Bright colors will attract them.

    • Morgan Erdmann

      Homemade Butterfly Feeder. Fun summer project to bring the Butterflies to your garden or yard! - my aunt would love this ! Future home idea

    • Lolliepop Land

      I had no idea you could make a butterfly feeder this way, what a great project to do with your kids #butterflyfeeder

    • Patricia Howard

      I had no idea you could make a butterfly feeder this way, what a great project to do with your kids ~maybe instead of a butterfly garden. Then we can add the garden later. . . when I convince Justin that more than just grass is better!

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    DIY Butterfly Feeder - a bright colored bowl with a plastic mesh pot scrubber in it; just add sugar water (4 parts water, 1 part granulated sugar) and wait for the butterflies to show up.

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