DIY Hummingbird Nectar + 179 Etched Jar Video

Weekend project! When we bought our house we inherited hummingbirds, squirrels, a murder of crows, and a fiesta of birds. Our hummingbird family by far has been my favorite. Every week I clean out their feeder and make a batch of nectar. The PNW is fortunate to get them year round so if I want to keep them happy, I got to be on it. Speaking of crows, I’m also a collector of trinkets so jars are my friend & I’ll always have a few laying around. These are perfect to refrigerate & store extra nectar in, but I don’t want any basic bitch jar, I want something beautiful. Using a @Craftwaveartsupply Scribe I etch in 179 designs.

I’m slowly teaching myself how to storyboard, make, and edit videos. These little IGTV exercises help me learn the program and plan for shot. Thanks everyone for the support while I learn!

Watch my IGTV video for my progress, nectar recipe, & bird friends. 


Here’s the script from the video:

Old pickle jar + Craftwave Scribe from Artprimo.com 

I etched in details of leaves, ferns, and growing things in my organic style.
& Using a damp sponge I wiped away the dust.

I didn’t really have a plan for what I etched in and worked similar to my murals; really organic, flowing, lots of lines.

Finished etching. 

For the sun I experimented with creating patterns to fill in the space.

I used Montana Gold Metallic Effect with the stock cap for the lid.

Hummingbird Nectar Recipe:
However many cups water you use, add 1 more sugar.
Example: 3 cups water / 4 cups Sugar

Bring to a boil and allow the sugar to dissolve in the mixture (till clear).

Add red food coloring to get a nice red.
I’ve read this is optional, I like how it looks so I do it.
I used 7 drops.

Here’s the finished piece. 

Store this in the fridge and replace the nectar every week.

Already I have one happy hummingbird. 
Look closely to see his tongue going in and out. 
This is how they reach into flowers.

And there he goes…

Song by: Les Paul and Mary Ford – Hummingbird (1955)


#savethejars #seattleartist #seattlemuralist #diy #howto #craftwave #craftwaveart #craftwaveartsupply #artprimo #scribe #hummingbirdfeeder #lespaul #maryford #montanagold #montanametallic #montanaeffect #179progress 

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