Pumpkin Bird Feeder

Pumpkin Bird Feeder

Pumpkins are a fabulous part of autumn and they have so many uses. From pumpkin soup to carving they are great for keeping everyone busy and entertained. And they are not just for Halloween.

We decided that we wanted to use our pumpkin to make a bird feeder for the garden.


A small pumpkin

Tin foil



String to hang

Pumpkin Bird Feeder

First of all, we cut our pumpkin in half before scooping out the seeds.

I then used a screwdriver to make three holes to tie our string and three holes to poke our sticks into for the birds to sit on.

Pumpkin Bird Feeder

I made sure to poke some holes into the bottom of the pumpkin so any rainwater that collected could drain out.

Take a peek at our Halloween Ideas.

Pumpkin Bird Feeder

I then put in some tin foil to hold the birdseed ensuring again to make some holes to let rainwater drain out.

Boo then tipped in our birdseed.

Pumpkin Bird Feeder

If you do fancy carving a pumpkin then we have lots of pumpkin carving ideas to inspire you. And if you are looking for a non-scary idea then maybe you could try making a fabulous fairy house pumpkin centrepiece.

Finally, we tied the string evenly and tied it onto our washing line.

Pumpkin Bird Feeder

Now to wait for our garden feathered friends to visit.

Pumpkin Bird Feeder

Do take a look at our other Autumn Ideas to keep the kids entertained throughout the season.

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