Bird feeder from coconut shell

Created a bird feeder from a coconut shell and hung it outside.

How I made it: 
 The first thing was to break a coconut so that only a kind of one-fourth came away rather than a full half. That happened as a statistic ( we use a lot of fresh coconuts and break them at home). One turned out the way I wanted.
After scraping it thoroughly, the next step was to push a hole with a sharp implement through the soft 'eye' portion.
Then came the thick string inserted through the hole, which I have taken double and knotted at three points to give stiffness and a bit more play so it does not untie or break due to little pressure.
I also sandpapered the edge of the shell near the string so that it does not get cut once birds do start sitting and putting pressure on it.
There! you can also do this with half shell, except you may need to drill holes at the sides as the eyes would be at the bottom.

Now await the birds! Have heard that it takes a few weeks at times for them to come close, so patience till then! 

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