December 10, 2012

DIY Birdseed Ornaments

Feed your feathered friends in a festive way this holiday season by making them some birdseed ornaments! They are a simple, and inexpensive, way to attract birdies to your backyard this winter. Not to mention, they make perfect gifts.

Birdseed Ornaments

Yields: approximately 8-10 ornaments

  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 3 tbsp corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 cups bird seed of your choice 
  • cooking spray
  • twine or yarn
  • large spatula or spoon
  • medium to large cookie cutters 
  • waxed paper
  • toothpick

  1. Place the cooke cutters on the wax paper and coat with a layer of cooking spray.
  2. Mix together the flour, corn syrup, water and birdseed in a large bowl.
  3. Spoon the mixture into the cookie cutters. Pack well.
  4. Using a toothpick, create a hole in the birdseed. This is where the twine or yarn will go. Be sure to leave a large enough space at the top of the ornament so that it can hang without breaking. 
  5. Allow the mixture to harden in the cookie cutters.  Depending on the size, this should take about 6 hours.
  6. Once dry, remove the ornament from the cookie cutter and string each with a piece of twine or yarn. 
  7. If the ornaments are going to be gifts, package in a cute bag.
  8. Hang in a tree that is visible from a window of your house so that you can watch the birds enjoy your special treat. The birdies will thank you.

These are also a great activity for children!

Have you ever made birdseed ornaments before?

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