Hummingbird Perch Swing

14 Flares 14 Flares ×

By General Crafts Contributor Michelle

Make a perch to put next to your hummingbird feeder

Make a simple perch swing for the hummingbirds in your yard.

Bird 2

Here’s what you’ll need to make your own:

Bird 3

To begin unroll some of your 16-gauge wire, and figure out what size you want your arch to be.   Add approximately 12-inches more to that length, and cut the wire.  Find the middle of the wire, bend a loop by forming it around a stick, marker, or something else round, and twist to hold.

Bird 4

Bend the wire into an arch shape.

Bird 5

Wrap the ends of the wire around the ends of the stick to hold, making sure the arch is even.

Bird 6

To make the berry clusters, cut a length of 22-gauge wire about 18-inches long.  Slide one bead to the very middle, fold the ends down around the bead, and twist the ends together.

Bird 7

Bend one of the ends of the wire out, and thread another bead on about 1-inch from the twisted wires.  Bend the same wire back over the top of the bead, fold, and twist like you did in the previous step.

Bird 8

Continue adding beads and making stalks with both tails of the wire until you have a cluster.  Twist the remaining wire together to form the main stalk.  Make two clusters.

Bird 9

Wrap the berry clusters around the top of the arch.

Bird 10

Add a crystal, or other decoration to the middle of the arch.

DIY Hummingbird Perch

Hang your hummingbird perch swing near flowers, a feeder, or somewhere where you see hummingbirds sit in your yard, and wait for visitors!

Happy crafting!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
14 Flares Twitter 0 Facebook 0 Pin It Share 14 Google+ 0 StumbleUpon 0 Email -- 14 Flares ×

Tell Us What You Think!

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *