I have always loved the outdoors. From gardening to bird watching, I love everything about spending time in nature. So, as the weather turns cold, it is a great time to provide food for our feathered friends while also making gifts for friends and family for the holiday season. I found several recipes on Pinterest for how to make birdseed wreaths but the recipe below was by far the most successful. I hope you find the time to make a few of these for your backyard paradise.

SUPPLIES:

  • bird seed feed (I purchased a 20 lb bag so I could make several of these and it is much cheaper!)
  • corn syrup
  • flour
  • gelatine
  • warm water
  • cooking spray
  • large bowl and spoon for mixing
  • bundt pan or other mold with a hold in the center
  • wide ribbon

THE PROCESS:

Step 1: Mix 1/2 cup of warm water and packet of gelatine until completely dissolved.
Step 2: Combine in 3 Tbsp. of corn syrup and 3/4 cup of flour to your mixture and stir well to create a paste.
Step 3: Add 4 cups of bird seed to the mixture and stir well.
Step 4: Spray the bundt pan well with cooking spray.
Step 5: Scoop the mixture into the pan and even out across the top with a spoon.
Step 6: Let sit for at least 12 hours to solidify.
Step 7: Turn out onto paper towel and allow to completely harden another 24 to 48 hours.
Step 8: Cut a long piece of wide ribbon (heavy enough to hold the wreath) and tie to the desired length.
Step 9: Hang the birdseed wreath in a tree or from a garden hanger and enjoy!

This is such a fun and simple project and can be done with kids. My daughter helped me with the gifts we made for family. We created two at a time with slightly different bundt pan designs.

This recipe was taken from The Mother Huddle site.