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Bird Seed Ornaments

Bird Seed Ornaments

Here is another great do it yourself gift idea from Gifts A GoGo.  Make the birds sing with these tasty treats.  I have been enjoying all the new feathered friends that have been coming to the backyard for a snack.  These also make nice shower favors, simply place the ornament into a cello bag and tie a ribbon around the top or place a few in a basket and you have yourself an inexpensive gift that anyone would enjoy.  This also makes a great rainy day craft idea to keep the kids busy, its super simple to make and lots of fun!

Here is what you need:

  • One packet of Knox Gelatin
  • 1 Cup Bird Seed
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • Ribbon or Twine – used to hang ornament
  • Cookie Cutters

In a small pan dissolve one packet of gelatin in water over low heat.  Mix in bird seed, if it seems runny, pour a little more seed into the pan.  Stuff your cookie cutter half full and place your twine or ribbon.  Fill up cookie cutter the rest of the way and pat down.  Place in the refrigerator for about two hours to set.  Simply pop out and hang!

Depending on the size of your cookie cutters, this recipe makes about four ornaments.

Birdseed Ornaments 1

What you will need.

Birdseed Ornaments 2

Dissolve gelatin over low heat.

Birdseed Ornaments 3

Add birdseed, if there is too much liquid add a little more. It should look like this.

Birdseed Ornaments 4

Pour seed into cookie cutter half way and add twine or ribbon.

Birdseed Ornaments 5

Add remaining birdseed and refrigerate two hours.