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.

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Plant is not at its best in January

Plant is not at its best in February

Plant is not at its best in March

Plant is not at its best in April

Plant is not at its best in May

Plant is not at its best in June

Plant is not at its best in July

Plant is not at its best in August

Plant is not at its best in September

Plant is at its best in October

Plant is not at its best in November

Plant is not at its best in December

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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.

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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Step 1

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.

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Step 2

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.

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Step 3

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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