I used a busted bamboo wind chime so I only had to shape one side and drill a couple holes. Mine is a bit shorter than the original project but I think it’ll still work. Here’s what my project inspiration came from:
And my finished version:
What You Need
Bamboo, about 10″ in length by 1 1/2″ – 2″ in diameter.
Garden twine or chain
1. Gather your materials and tools.
2. Measure your bamboo. I marked mine at 10″.
3. After you’ve made your mark, use your pencil to draw a line tapering the end at an angle. This will provide a sort of umbrella to keep the rain out of your ladybug feeder.
4. Use your saw to cut the line at the angle, being careful not to spilt your bamboo.
5. Do the same thing on the opposite end and then you’re left with the finished bamboo. If your ends are really sharp or jagged, you can gently sand them with a piece of sandpaper.
6. Use your drill to drill holes just slightly bigger than the twine you’re using.
7. Insert twine ends through the holes, making a double knot on each end.
8. Hang your ladybug feeder and insert a couple of raisins into the bamboo feeder. The raisins will draw the ladybugs to the feeder and feed them if aphids or other insects are scarce.
9. I chose to hang mine close to a food source, situating my feeder on a hook between my rose bushes, since they are notorious aphid attractors.