Introduction: Halloween Severed Hand Bird Feeder

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Halloween is a great time of year to get creative in the garden. Why not have a go at making this Severed Hand bird feeder for your garden birds.

What You Need:

Novelty Halloween Plastic Severed Hand (£1 from Tesco)

Tools Required:

Drill, Scissors or Stanley Knife

Step 1: Collect Your Materials

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I found the plastic novelty Halloween severed hand for £1 at Tesco. I already had the string and BBQ skewer (not shown) left over from another project.

Step 2: Draw THe Outline of the Seed Ports

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Using a pencil or marker pen draw out the outline of the seed ports. This will help you cut it out neatly.
 

Step 3: Cut Out the Seed Ports

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Carefully cut out the seed ports using scissors or a stanley knife. DO NOT just use a blade as I am doing in the image above (tut tut!!)

Step 4: First Seed Port Cut Out

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When you’ve finished cutting around the outline the seed port should look like this.

Step 5:

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Cut out the seed port on the opposite side of the wrist.

Step 6: Drill Hole Through Finger and Create Hanging Loop

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Drill a 4mm diameter hole through the top of the middle finger. Cut a 200mm length of string. Thread one end through the finger and then tie both ends together in a knot.

Step 7: Drill Holes for Perch

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Drill two small holes on either side of the wrist below the seed ports. Push through the BBQ skewer and trim.

Step 8: Hang Your New Severed Hand Bird Feeder!

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Hang your new Halloween Severed Hand bird feeder in the garden and wait for the birds to arrive!

Comments

poofrabbit (author)2013-11-07

This is so creative! Great idea!

dremmettbrown (author)2013-11-01

You could have red string as veins coming out of the bloody end and hang fat balls on them...

mnmama (author)2013-10-31

Handing out treats for the birds? Neat idea. (sorry 'bout the pun, couldn't help my self)

Penolopy Bulnick (author)2013-10-31

Awesome for Halloween and practical :)

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