Make your own bug hotel

This simple creation provides safe hideaways for bugs and other friendly insects, who help pollinate flowers and reduce pests.

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You will need:

  • Plastic bottle or tin can 

  • Sticks 

  • Bark 

  • Pine cones 

  • Moss 

  • Any other small natural materials 

3 easy steps 

  1. Cut the ends off the bottle/can to make a tube shape  

  2. Arrange your materials by size and texture. If twigs are too long snap them into smaller pieces.  

  3. Stuff the cylinder with the natural materials, making it nice and firm so the twigs don’t fall out in the wind.

Top tip 

Hang your bug hotel by looping some garden twine around the bottle/can before stuffing it.