Birdseed Ornaments



Here's a fun, simple craft that results in a nice treat for your backyard feathered friends.



To get started, you need birdseed, unflavored gelatin, cookie cutters, wax paper, and yarn/string/twine.


Begin by boiling a 1/3 cup of water.  Dissolve one packet of gelatin in the water and then add 1 cup of birdseed.  Mix and let sit for 5 minutes.  Then stir again.  If there is still liquid in the bottom of the bowl, add a little more birdseed and stir again.


Place cookie cutters on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper. Pack the birdseed into cookie cutters.  Part way through, lay a length of yard across the form.  Then pack more birdseed on top.  Refrigerate overnight.


Pop the ornaments out of the cookie cutters and allow to dry for several days on a rack.


I'm giving one of these to each family on our street.  I think these will make a fun, little neighborly gift.


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7 comments

  1. Great idea. We have some birds visiting our balcony every morning, maybe me kids want to make a few ornaments like these for them!
    Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party this week, and happy Easter.
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  2. I tried making my own once but with paper towel rolls and honey...didn't come out great but that's my mistake for using honey. I like the gelatin addition to this and thanks for sharing with #OMGHWW.

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    1. These are super easy and no sticky mess! Let me know how it goes.

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  3. These look great I love feeding the birds in our garden and usually buy them fat balls, I'll give this a try.

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    1. Let me know how it goes! They are surprisingly easy to make.

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  4. Hi Jennifer, I love seeing the seed cakes, I have made them but a little different recipe. I have pinned and your post is being shared on Instagram. Please stop by again. #omhgww http://ohmyheartsiegirl.com/oh-my-heartsie-girls-wonderful-wednesday-155/

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