DIY Butterfly Feeder

Invite butterflies to your yard with this simple DIY feeder.


  • Plate decoration template
  • Clear plastic plate (upcycled if you can!)
  • Markers
  • Clear adhesive contact paper
  • Three clothespins
  • String
  • Optional: decorations such as ribbon or beads


  1. Decorate the edges of the plate with markers.
  2. Print and cut out the plate decoration template. Place facing down on bottom on plate.
  3. Stick the contact paper to the bottom of the clear plate so the design shows through to the top to protect the paper from the weather.
  4. Clip three clothespins to the edges of the plate at an equal distance from one another. Tie a piece of string around each of the clothespins, and decorate with beads, ribbons or anything else you’d like.
  5. Tie the three strings together at the top and hang it outside over a branch or post. Set small pieces of fruit on the plate, such as oranges, strawberries or peaches–the sweeter the better.
  6. Once it’s set up, the butterflies will come flying in!