Make: A Bird Feeder Wreath

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:

BASIC SUPPLIES:

  • 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:

  1. Combine water and gelatin

    In a large bowl put 1/2 warm water and gelatin mix together and let the gelatin dissolve.

  2. Add corn syrup and flour

    Create a paste by mixing in the corn syrup and flour with the gelatin and water.

  3. Stir in the birdseed

    Gently stir in your birdseed.

  4. Pack into a mold

    As evenly as possible, spread the mixture into the greased bundt pan. Pat it down tightly.

  5. Let sit

    Let sit for 24 hours.

  6. 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.

  7. 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!).

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