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How to make birdseed ornaments

By: Garden Gate staff
Decorate your garden or make a gift for a friend — birds love these easy treats.

bird-seed-ornaments-lead: These birdseed ornaments are sure to bring birds to your yard, and dress up your tree, too!

Decorate your garden with birdseed ornaments

Whip up a batch of these delicious ornaments and the birds will thank you! This easy project looks great dangling from the branches of the conifers in your garden. It doesn’t take much time, and the ingredients are easy to find. You might even have them on hand already! Feel free to swap up the nuts and dried fruit with some that you have on hand to keep the process easy. Personalize each ornament or make it festive by choosing specially patterened ribbon. Or use neutral-colored raffia, as in the photo above, for a look that will last all winter long — as long as the birds don’t gobble them up first!

There’s more! Click here for another DIY winter decor idea that feeds the birds, too.

Materials

  • Microwave safe bowl
  • Wooden spoon
  • Ribbon or raffia
  • Muffin tin

Ingredients (makes 6 birdseed ornaments)

  • ¾ cup white or wheat flour
  • 3 cups birdseed mix
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • ½ cup raw peanuts
  • ½ cup water (boiling)
  • ¼ ounce unflavored gelatin
  • 3 Tbsp. light corn syrup
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