For the Birds

Ornaments make great gifts for everyone – but what about our little feathered friends? Well, these bird seed ornaments have been all over Pinterest, so I thought we'd make some. We had the most fun and they turned out just beautifully!

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You will need:

3-4 cups of birdseed

cookie cutters (or molds of some sort)

gelatine

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Boil 1 cup of water and dissolve gelatine in it.  I used a 4 c. glass measuring cup so I could just dump the birdseed in once it was all dissolved up.  Add the birdseed (we didn't quite have enough, so I added some All Bran – birds like fiber, right?)  Your mixture should be spoonable but not watery.  Since we only had cookie cutters, I taped them down to a piece of wax paper so (hopefully) the seed wouldn't ooze out the bottom.  Hot tip – next time, I will put the wax paper on a cookie sheet before we filled 'em up.  Whoops!

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In case you wondered what my youngest does while we girls are having fun crafting . . . this is it.  Meet…Spatula Man!

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Once your mixture is ready, fill your molds halfway up, then lay a piece of yarn tied in a loop for the hanger.  I heart this little 3-year-old hand holding a spoon – she's getting too big too fast!

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All filled up and ready to set!  We set ours outside so they would set up faster (although it only got down to 40, so it wasn't exactly freezing out).

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Look how pretty!  I hope the birds do come and enjoy them – this tree is right outside the window of our landing, so it is a great spot to sit and watch.

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Ahhh, yes, these little guys fell off their hangers as soon as we tried to pick them up. Welcome to the Land of Impatient Crafters – oh well, now the chipmunks will get some, too!

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Post by Cameron : Homemade by Cameron

  • http://www.cameronhomemade.com Cameron

    This looks great! Thank you so much for allowing me to be your guest!

    http://www.cameronhomemade.com

  • lorie

    I love this! My bird friends will be happy!