Pumpkin bird feeder

How to make a pumpkin bird feeder

If you're making pumpkin soup, don't waste the skin - turn it into this pumpkin bird feeder instead.

Do it:

Oct

Takes just:

15 minutes

At its best:

Oct

If you're making a pumpkin pie or soup in autumn, don't waste the tough outer skin - put it to good use and turn it into a bird feeder.

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This simple design will attract a variety of garden birds, which can nibble at the exposed pumpkin flesh as they dine on the seeds.

You will need

  • Pumpkin
  • Sharp knife
  • Wire
  • Bird seed
  • Tablespoon

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Cut the pumpkin in half and use a tablespoon to scoop out as much flesh as possible, creating a deep pit in one half. Use the flesh in soups or stews.
Pierce a hole in the pumpkin half, at the opposite end from the pit. Gently loop the wire through and use this to hang your pumpkins from a tree branch.
Holding the pumpkin half in one hand, gently tip a quantity of mixed bird seed into the pit. Gently release the pumpkin so it hangs freely but doesn't swing.

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