Hummingbird Perch Swing

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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.

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

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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.

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Bend the wire into an arch shape.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Wrap the berry clusters around the top of the arch.

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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!

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