Tutorial ~ Bird Seed Wreath

by Suzanne on October 3, 2011

Do you want to help the little birds in your yard get ready for winter? Yes – then you need to try this fun little craft that my son and I did together by making a hanging bird seed wreath.  I found some pretty good instructions over on instructables and thought it was a fun way to feed the little birdies in our yard. Most of the supplies you probably already have except for the bird seed. It only takes a few minutes to make, then you let it air dry for a couple of days and hang in a tree or your porch and watch the birds come flocking.  Catch me after the jump for the how-to!

How To Make A Bird Seed Wreath

4 cups bird seed feed
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup water
3 T. corn syrup
1 package of plain gelatin
cooking spray
bundt pan or other mold with a hole in the center

Step 1: In a large bowl put 1/2 warm water and gelatin mix together and let the gelatin dissolve.
Step 2: Whisk in the corn syrup and flour to create a paste.
Step 3: Add 4 cups of the bird seed and stir well.
Step 4: Spray the bundt pan well, then scoop the seed into the pan evenly as possible.

Step 5: Tap down the seed with a spoon well.

Step 6: Then turn out onto plate or paper towel after 24 hours then let dry 24-48 hours.

Step 7: Get a long piece of ribbon wide enough to hold the weight of the wreath.

Now just hang it in a tree on a limb by tying a knot with ribbon.  Isn’t it pretty?  Simple too, and you can scratch that good deed off your list for the day :)


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