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Bird Seed Ornaments for Outdoor Use
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With winter fast approaching, I don't want to forget our little feathered friends.  It is super easy to make beautiful little ornaments that not only look really pretty, but will also feed our little feathered friends.  They need our help when the snow arrives and you'll love watching them through the window from your cozy home.

There are several different design ideas.  You could add these to the branches of a tree and the little birds will have their very own Christmas tree.

If you know any nature lovers, this will be a great alternative gift.  Put them in a lovely box and they will be delighted.

You'll Need:
3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup water
1 envelope unflavored gelatin
3 tbsp. corn syrup
4 cups birdseed
molds (muffin tin, cookie cutters, etc.)
nonstick spray
drinking straw
waxed paper

1: Combine the flour, water, gelatin and corn syrup in a large mixing bowl. Stir until well-combined.

2: Add the birdseed to the mixture, stir until well coated.

3: Spray your mold(s) with cooking spray, and spoon birdseed mixture into each mold. Use the bottom of a measuring cup to pack it down, and make the top smooth

Poke a hole through top of each birdseed mold using a drinking straw, making sure it goes all the way through.

4: Leave the birdseed mixture in the molds for two to three hours. Then, remove the straws and lay out a sheet of waxed paper. Gently remove the hardened ornaments from the mold, and place them on the wax paper upside down. Allow them to dry for at least two to three more hours, or overnight.



5: Cut your ribbon and carefully put it through the hole.

6: Package them up!

There you are! Ready to hang on the trees or to give just in time for Christmas!










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