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As winter starts to fade into spring (in most areas), this simple project would be fun for the kids, and a good way to get birds flocking into your yard…..or away from your yard depending on where you hang this – ha!
To make your own bird feeder wreath you’ll need:
- 4 cups of bird seed mix
- 3/4 cup flour
- 1/2 cup water
- 3 tablespoons corn syrup
- 1 package of plain gelatin
- greased bundt pan or other mold with hole in the center
DIY Bird Feeder Wreath Instructions:
- Combine water and gelatin
In a large bowl put 1/2 warm water and gelatin mix together and let the gelatin dissolve.
- Add corn syrup and flour
Create a paste by mixing in the corn syrup and flour with the gelatin and water.
- Stir in the birdseed
Gently stir in your birdseed.
- Pack into a mold
As evenly as possible, spread the mixture into the greased bundt pan. Pat it down tightly.
- Let sit
Let sit for 24 hours.
- Take out of the mold and dry
Gently turn the pan over and let the ring of seed fall out. Let sit on a plate/towel/paper towel for another 24-48 hours.
- String with a ribbon and hang for the birds!
Get a long piece of ribbon wide enough to be able to support your ring. Thread through a hole, and tie around a tree branch, or wherever you would like to hang it.
Let the birdies enjoy!
Have a kiddo who loves watching the birds? Recycle a juice carton to make a cute play birdhouse (with a little birdy surprise inside!).