"We just love watching the birds that live around our apartment. And in winter, we know that there isn’t much food around for them. So we make some ornaments out of birdseed to give our feathery friends a much needed snack in the cold winter." - Oscar
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
Unflavored gelatin, 2 packets
Boiling water, 1/2 cup
Birdseed, 2 cups
Now that you’ve gathered your supplies, here’s how to make your very own holiday treats for wildlife.
Empty 2 gelatin packets into bowl.
Pour half cup boiling water into bowl
Stir with spoon until gelatin has dissolved
Pour two cups of birdseed into the bowl, then stir the mixture until the birdseed is well-coated.
Place a piece of parchment paper on a cookie sheet. Then arrange 3–4 cookie cutters on top of the parchment.
Use a small spoon to scoop the birdseed mixture into the cookie cutters until they are half full.
Place two pieces of untreated hemp twine in the middle of each cookie cutter.
Fill the cookie cutter the rest of the way with the birdseed mixture. Use a small piece of parchment paper to pack down the birdseed with your hands. The parchment will prevent the mixture from sticking to your hands.
Allow the gelatin birdseed ornaments to set and dry for about 24 hours.
When the birdseed is set, gently pop the ornaments out of the cookie cutters, then hang outside!
You can tie off your strings to bigger branches, or just make loops to place them on smaller trees.
It’s that Easy! Now make some of your own and help your bird friends.
One bag of birdseed goes a long way, so you can do this all winter long. I’m sure the birds will be very thankful.