Before too long a lot of us are probably going to have some extra pumpkins we no longer have any use for. Other than fall decorations, it’s not always easy to come up with uses for these Halloween leftovers. Try making this easy DIY Pumpkin Bird Feeder from some of your Halloween pumpkins:
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- Small to medium pumpkins
- Peanut butter
- Bird seed or pumpkin seeds
- Paper plate
- Cutting board
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- With a sharp knife cut off pumpkin top.
- Remove guts and seeds from the pumpkin.
- Lay pumpkin on its side and cut into approximately 1” sliced rings.
- Cut pieces of twine in order to hang pumpkin rings from a tree branch or garden hook at the desired length.
- Pour birdseed or pumpkin seeds onto a paper plate.
- With one hand hold pumpkin ring upright.
- With the other hand spread peanut butter on the bottom portion of the pumpkin ring.
- Hold pumpkin ring over a paper plate with birdseed. Pick up some seed with the other hand and sprinkle it over peanut butter coated pumpkin ring.
- Tie twine around the ring as single rings or tie two rings together for a double sliced bird feeder.
- Carefully hang your DIY Pumpkin Bird Feeder.
This fun, all-natural DIY Pumpkin Bird Feeder is quick and super simple to make. It’s so easy you can turn all your post-Halloween pumpkins into feeders. Backyard feathered friends from all around will enjoy the delicious bounty! All you have to do once your Pumpkin Bird feeder is hung in the yard is enjoy watching birds feed from it.
Have you ever turned a pumpkin into a bird feeder? Have you ever turned a different food or any other natural item into a bird feeder? Please share in the comments!
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Lisa is a mother of three lovely young women and is a new grandmother to a baby boy! She has been married to her high school sweetheart for more than thirty years. Lisa is originally from Dearborn Heights, Michigan, but has lived in the Tampa Bay area since 1984. Running a small business for over 25 years and raising a family has made for a busy, busy life with many ups and downs; it’s definitely been an adventure.
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