DIY: Make a wreath out of bird feed! Kid friendly project!

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Here is another great project that is kid friendly! Who doesn’t love feeding birds?

This is a great, easy recipe for making a bird feed wreath.  I have a bin of bird feed in the basement, so it’s time I use it up.

For this recipe, you will need the following:

  • 4 cups of Bird feed
  • Bundt pan
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 3 Tablespoons of corn syrup
  • 3/4 Cup flour
  • 1/2 Cup hot tap water
  • 1 envelope of unflavored gelatine
  • Spoon
  • Mixing pan or bowl
  • Small bowl for the wet ingredients

 

 

 

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First, dissolve the envelope of gelatine in your water.

 

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Then add your 3/4 cup of flour.

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And then your 3 Tablespoons of Corn Syrup.  Mix it up really good.  You can use a whisk if you like, but a spoon works fine for me.

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Make sure you mix it up until all the lumps are gone.

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Spray your bundt pan(s).  I’m making two today.

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I had an old disposable lasagna pan laying around, so I put my 4 cups of bird feed in that first.

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Then I poured my wet mixture on top of it.

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Then I just grabbed my spoon and mixed it all up really good.

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When the bird feed is completely mixed up with the wet mixture, pour it into your bundt pan(s).

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Press it in the bundt pan really good.  I used the back of my spoon to really mold it in there.

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I actually made two batches of this.  One batch will make one wreath.

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Let it dry completely – about 24-36 hours, at least.  It will pop right out of the bundt pan when you are ready.  Then, just tie a ribbon or heavy string around it, and voila!  Bird feed wreath.  Tie it on your favorite tree and say hello to your new feathered friends!

This is also a great little project for kids!  Watch them light up when they see birds eating from the wreath they made!

Update:  They have completely hardened (took less than 24 hours) and I have hung them up outside for the birdies!   I did not hang them in a tree, I hung them up on my DIY Fence!

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