Thursday, July 07, 2011

Bird Seed Wreath

I love making things for the home, I find that the handmade goodies are so much cuter and have so much more meaning than if you go out and buy something.

Bird Seed Wreath

Obviously some things need to be bought but if you can make it yourself, do so, the feeling at the end as you sit back and watch, is nothing like you can imagine.

I have tons of birds that come to my feeders, from House Finches to Morning Doves to Humingbirds to Crows and a myriad of others, so I wanted to do something different, not just the usual pouring of the seed into the feeder and walking away.

Bird Seed Wreath

A Bird Seed Wreath.....wait until you see how easy it is to make and the possibilities are endless, I already have another one drying using a different shape than the bundt cake pan I used.

Bird Seed Wreath

Bird Seed Wreath

3/4 cup flour

1/2 cup warm water

3 tablespoons light corn syrup

1 envelope unflavored gelatin

4 cups bird seed

bundt pan

nonstick spray

In a large bowl, stir the gelatin into warm water until dissolved. Whisk in the corn syrup and flour.  


Stir well to make a paste.


Pour the 4 cups of seeds into the paste,


start mixing, it will get really sticky but just keep mixing to make sure that everything is combined well, you don't want the wreath falling apart later.


Spray the bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray.   Start spooning (*snort*) the mixture into the pan, as you spoon it in, press firmly to the bottom. 


Keep adding the rest in layers making sure to press firmly and even it out as you do.    Set it aside and leave it overnight so it will harden,


you will notice in the morning it has become really hard and looking kinda white.

Just turn the pan upside down and the wreath will slide right out....careful not to break it though.

All that's left is to tie a ribbon to it, or if you don't have a ribbon
Once the wreath is hard, gently remove it from the mold. Tie with ribbons, and hang it for birds to enjoy!!

Bird Seed Wreath


Tamster the Hamster said...

You're so right about being a housewife, I've never worked harder! I love it!!! I love your blog. Going to make this birdseed wreath with the kids. We love our little bird friends. Thanks for posting.

jillytacy said...

I want to try making some of these birdseed wreaths. Do these last even in rain in snow or will they fall apart when they get wet?

Hernandez Homeschoolers said...

I love this idea so the kids and I are making them for gifts!

Jill @ Bluegrass Belle said...

Don't recall commenting before but just wanted to say thank you for this post! I made my dad one of these for Christmas, and am giving him another today for Father's Day :)

Unknown said...

Does it mold? I made hearts of birdseed and gelatin as wedding favors, but they molded within days!

Arctictrail said...

I too want to make them as gifts butafrsid they will go mouldy