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How to Make a Bird Seed Wreath Recipe

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Learn how to make a bird seed wreath recipe to feed your backyard birds.  This wreath is easy to make with only a few ingredients.  It makes a great project for kids, and they can make it with minimal supervision.

When we came to the farm for the first time to walk through, one of the first things that we noticed was the wild life.  There are deer, chipmunks, squirrels, and birds all over the place.  It's like a mini animal sanctuary.  They know that they are safe here.

We get a lot of birds near the house.  Years ago, back at the turn of the last century, they planted a pine tree every year so they would have Christmas trees each year.  Several of them remain, creating a border between our yard and the corn field.

How to make a bird seed wreath recipe. Use bundt pans to make this simple craft this winter. Feed wild birds in your garden or backyard with this rustic home made bird feeder. Add fruit for a cute and unique treat for the cardinals and blue jays. This hanging bird seed wreath is great for all kinds of birds. Make a natural bird feeder with zero waste. Use this ideas for kids to make an easy DIY bird feeder. #birdfeeder #birdseed #birds


There's also a line of trees directly in front of the house that blocks the house from the road. In front of those is a small orchard with pretty trees like cherry blossoms.

The cardinals and blue jays love that little corner of the property.  They are pretty well hidden with a lot of trees to fly to and from.

There's a tree in the middle of this area that we can see from the living room picture windows.  This is where I hang my bird feeder so I can watch the birds.  It might also be so the cats can sit in the window and watch the birds, too.

I made them suet, but they haven't been eating much of it this year.  It hasn't been really cold yet, so they've been eating more bird seed.

So I made them a bird seed wreath recipe.  This is an easy DIY craft to make for your backyard birds.  It's also a great activity for the kids to make.

How to Make a Bird Seed Wreath Recipe


I enjoy watching the birds outside of the living room window.  Two adjoining walls have picture windows, so we can see them most of the day as they fly around between the trees.

I have a cute bird feeder that just has seed, one with seeds and suet, and one with corn cobs that I'm pretty sure the squirrels eat from.

It's dark and depressing and all brown and gray outside, so I learned how to make a bird seed wreath recipe so there could be something pretty outside.

Learn how to make suet for your feathered friends.

How to make a bird seed wreath recipe. Use bundt pans to make this simple craft this winter. Feed wild birds in your garden or backyard with this rustic home made bird feeder. Add fruit for a cute and unique treat for the cardinals and blue jays. This hanging bird seed wreath is great for all kinds of birds. Make a natural bird feeder with zero waste. Use this ideas for kids to make an easy DIY bird feeder. #birdfeeder #birdseed #birds


What Type of Bird Seed Should I Use?


You can use your favorite kind of bird seed.  We have a lot of cardinals and blue jays, so I look for a mix that they prefer.

Is Gelatin Safe for Birds?


Yes, gelatin is safe for birds.  It doesn't offer a lot of nutritional value, but it's a small amount in this recipe.

Cornell even recommends using gelatin in bird seed DIY recipes.

You can use Knox unflavored gelatin packets or bulk gelatin.  I buy bulk because it saves a little bit of money.

Can I Add Anything Else?


Yes, you sure can.  You can add raisins, nuts, sunflower seeds, or cranberries.  I use them in my suet, but I didn't for this bird seed wreath.  You could also place them at the bottom of the mold or on the top as decoration.

If you do add them, make sure to reduce the amount of bird seed that you use by the same amount.  If you don't, your bird seed wreath may not stick together.

Bundt Pan


I actually didn't own a bundt pan.  I went to two thrift stores before I found one.  Dakota said it's not a true bundt pan, but it worked.

If this doesn't fill your pan, that's okay.  Just try to get it as flat as you can.  The birds won't mind if it's lumpy on the back.

If have some left over, press it into a cookie cutter or just make a ball and set that out for the birds.




Supplies



Tools


  • Large bowl
  • Spoon
  • Ribbon 
  • Bundt pan or other pan with a hole in the center

Directions


Step #1


Mix warm water and unflavored gelatin.  Stir until completely dissolved.



Step #2


Add the flour and corn syrup.  Stir until thick and creamy.



Step #3


Add the bird seed one cup at a time.  Stir after each cup you add.



Step #4


Spray the pan with cooking spray.  Spoon the bird seed mixture into the pan.  Use the back of the spoon to pack it down well.  Keep adding more bird seed until it is full.



Step #5


Let sit for 24 hours.  To unmold. set a plate or cookie sheet over the pan.  Flip them over and it should pop out.  If it doesn't, very carefully and gently tap on the pan with a wooden spoon until it pops out.

Loop a ribbon over it and hang from a tree.  Your birds will love their new treat.

How to make a bird seed wreath recipe. Use bundt pans to make this simple craft this winter. Feed wild birds in your garden or backyard with this rustic home made bird feeder. Add fruit for a cute and unique treat for the cardinals and blue jays. This hanging bird seed wreath is great for all kinds of birds. Make a natural bird feeder with zero waste. Use this ideas for kids to make an easy DIY bird feeder. #birdfeeder #birdseed #birds

Even though it's dark in the afternoon and still gray and icky outside, at least there's a cute little wreath hanging up for a few days.

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Yield: 1 wreath
Author: Cari @ Koti Beth
Estimated cost: $10

BIrd Seed Wreath

prep time: 15 Mperform time: 1 hourtotal time: 1 H & 15 M
Learn how to make a bird seed wreath.

materials:

tools:

  • Large bowl
  • Spoon
  • Ribbon
  • Bundt pan or other pan with a hole in the center

steps:

  1. Mix warm water and unflavored gelatin. Stir until completely dissolved.
  2. Add the flour and corn syrup. Stir until thick and creamy.
  3. Add the bird seed one cup at a time. Stir after each cup you add.
  4. Spray the pan with cooking spray. Spoon the bird seed mixture into the pan. Use the back of the spoon to pack it down well. Keep adding more bird seed until it is full.
  5. Let sit for 24 hours. To unmold. set a plate or cookie sheet over the pan. Flip them over and it should pop out. If it doesn't, very carefully and gently tap on the pan with a wooden spoon until it pops out.
  6. Loop a ribbon over it and hang from a tree. Your birds will love their new treat.
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How to make a bird seed wreath recipe. Use bundt pans to make this simple craft this winter. Feed wild birds in your garden or backyard with this rustic home made bird feeder. Add fruit for a cute and unique treat for the cardinals and blue jays. This hanging bird seed wreath is great for all kinds of birds. Make a natural bird feeder with zero waste. Use this ideas for kids to make an easy DIY bird feeder. #birdfeeder #birdseed #birds




Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm in Ohio with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, five goats, and several chickens. She loves Gilmore Girls, glitter, coffee, and her kids. But not in that order.