Do you ever wonder how people ever got the notion to eat coconuts or drink their milk? After all, it’s not like you can pick them up and begin eating them. They have to be shucked, which is no small feat, but if you buy them already shucked, they’re still nearly impenetrable! Still, man somehow figured out that there was food inside and learned different ways to open it. Since the life-changing discovery coconut has become a favorite for many people. Coconuts are no longer just food, though; when you’re finished eating the meat the shell can become a unique bird feeder!
Some people drill a hole at the end of the coconut, drain the milk, then break the coconut in half to eat the meat. you can use a saw or another instrument to break the coconut, but to make the bird feeder, you’ll need to create two coconut halves even if one is not exactly the same size as the other. Since you only need one half of the coconut to make the bird feeder you can make two of them from one coconut.
Use a small drill bit to drill three holes in the coconut. It’s a good idea to wrap a tape measure around the coconut and mark three separate places around the cut section, near the top, spacing them evenly apart. These holes will hold the hanger for the bird feeder. Decide how long you want the bird feeder to be then cut three lengths of twine to be twice that length.
Attach the twine to the coconut by going in through the hole from the outside, then pulling it through the inside, then bringing the ends of the twine together. Do this to all three holes. Now gather all six ends of the twine together, tie in a single knot, then hang them on a curtain ring or similar hanger.
Make a different bird feeder by cutting the coconut in a different manner. First, cut into the coconut as if you are going to cut it in half. When you get about halfway through, remove the saw, then cut again at a different angle. Go above the first cut several inches, and cut at a downward angle, so that you finally meet with the original cut. This takes a half-moon section from the coconut so that the finished bird feeder has a roof. For this one, drill a hole through the top of the coconut to attach the hanger. No matter which bird feeder you’ve made you’ll simply fill it with the chosen bird seed and hang it wherever you want.