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.
Learn how to grow pumpkins.
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
- Sharp knife
- Bird seed
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.