For the birds…literally!

In my opinion, watching birds at a bird feeder is probably one of the most relaxing things you can do. Growing up there was a place just outside town called 5 Rivers Environmental Center. Inside their building they had a wall that was half glass & outside of that they had multiple bird feeders, corn cob holders, bird baths, etc. You could go(and I often did) just spend hours sitting inside watching the birds. I always took photos when I went too but I can’t find any good ones now, go figure. These two were from back when I was in high school.

Blue Jays

Squirrels

I found a recipe(here) not to long ago on how to make your own bird seed ornaments. I thought it was a great idea and couldn’t wait to try it out! I apologize for the lack of step by step photos, I started this project while Maverick was napping and of course as soon as I got started he woke up and started fussing so I had to rush through trying to get everything done.

Bird Seed Ornaments

  • 3/4 c. flour
  • 1/2 c. water
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 3 tbs corn syrup
  • 4 cups birdseed

Other supplies needed:

  • cookie cutters
  • non-stick cooking spray(Pam)
  • wax paper
  • straws
  • ribbon, twine or wire

To start off, mix the flour, water & gelatin together in a large bowl until well combined. Add the birdseed and stir until well coated.

Spray your cookie cutters with the non-stick cooking spray & set on the wax paper. Drop the birdseed mixture into the cookie cutters by the spoonful & push down flat.

Once you have all your cookie cutters filled, use the straws to poke holes in each ornament for the ribbon or twine to go through.

Allow to sit for two or three hours. Gently remove the ornaments from the cookie cutters & pull the straws out. Let these sit over night. Once dry, carefully string the twine or ribbon through the holes & tie a knot.

Hang outside & watch the feathered friends enjoy their treats!

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. G Whittaker
    Jan 30, 2012 @ 18:44:01

    This would be lovely on an outdoor tree for Christmas.. maybe even with popcorn strings! Love this idea!

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  2. Pierre Keizer
    Nov 29, 2012 @ 04:33:49

    Bird seeds are really nice since they can make your bird grow healthy and fit. ;

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