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Hanging Squash Bird Feeder DIY: Make It (How To Make Yourself) || KIN PARENTS

Get more KIN PARENTS tips & advice: http://bit.ly/KinParents Squash are plentiful this time of year and are available in an amazing array of colors and sizes. Our Kin Parents Producer Robert Mahar compiled this project that shares some of the season's bounty with our feathered friends! Depending on the fall and winter climate in your corner of the world this Squash Bird Feeder can last one to two months when hung outdoors. Find more of Robert's work at http://www.maharcraft.tumblr.com. Materials and tools: Medium sized acorn squash Jute twine Sharp knife Scissors Bird seed Instructions: 1. Cut off the bottom third of a medium sized acorn squash. Scoop out the seed with a spoon. Set aside. 2. Measure out three 2 yard lengths of jute twine. 3. Arrange the three pieces of twine side by side and fold in half. Tie a hanging loop at the middle fold. 4. Divide the six strands of twine into pairs. Knot each pair about 1 1/2' down from the hanging loop. 5. Tie all six strands together at the very bottom, creating a tassel. Trim if necessary. 6. Place the squash, cut side down on your work surface. Position the tassel above the squash stem and fit the hanging strands between the natural ridges of the squash. 7. Holding the squash and the hanger in place, invert the squash right side up and adjust in the hanger. 8. Fill with bird seed and hang outdoors.
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