We live in the middle of a subdivision, in a busy area of the town. We can drive in any direction and find a Starbucks, Kroger, and a Target. And yet somehow we still have a lot of small wildlife in our yard. So many birds, bunnies, and geckos…. way too many geckos.
We have a huge tree out front, it’s my favorite thing about our yard, something that’s pretty rare to find in a new-ish subdivision in our area. Over the Spring and Summer, several batches of birds were hatched in different nests that were built in our tree. It’s so fun to watch them grow and explore the yard when they are big enough to leave their nests. I really find a lot of inspiration on instagram and when I saw this post I knew that I wanted to make one of these pumpkin bird feeders for my bird friends.
Pumpkin Bird Feeder Supplies:
- small kitchen knife
I used a small kitchen knife to carefully slice the pumpkin in half. Then I scraped out the inside of the bottom half of the pumpkin, using a spoon. I used the knife to create a few thin slits in the bottom of the pumpkin, to help the pumpkin drain, in case it rains.
For the hanger: I started with four 11ft strands of twine, folded in half and attached to a tree branch using a “cow hitch” knot. I then gathered all of the ends and tied them up in a knot to create the bottom of the hanger. Similar to using a macrame plant hanger, the knot sits under the pumpkin and the twine cradles it.
It’s that easy! Thanks for reading, let me know if you give this project a try!