Introduction: Halloween Severed Hand Bird Feeder
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)
Drill, Scissors or Stanley Knife
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Step 1: Collect Your Materials
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
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
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
When you’ve finished cutting around the outline the seed port should look like this.
Cut out the seed port on the opposite side of the wrist.
Step 6: Drill Hole Through Finger and Create Hanging Loop
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
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!
Hang your new Halloween Severed Hand bird feeder in the garden and wait for the birds to arrive!
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