If you're a gardener who grows squash, small pumpkins or gourds, here's an idea to use some of your extra bounty this year. Turn these into feeders for the birds in your yard.
Cut the squash, pumpkin or gourd in half. Remove all seeds from the center. Drill four holes (2 sets directly across from one another) about 1" down from the top. Push 1/4" dowels about 6" longer than the width of the squash to allow about a 3" perch on either side of the feeder. Fill the center with the favorite food of your neighborhood birds. Use wire to hang the feeder from a tree limb, fence, or hook.
What a great way to spoil your backyard feathered friends!