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Make A Molded Bird Seed Wreath

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How to Make a Bird Seed Wreath for your feathered friends!
Try this easy ring pan mold from unflavored gelatin and bird seed and watch the bird flock to it! This idea was discovered last month and it caused a ripple effect amongst the Flea Market Gardening gang that even now spreads ever wider. I love when ideas circulate like this!


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Make A Molded Bird Seed Wreath

Make It Yourself!

Try this easy ring pan mold from unflavored gelatin and bird seed and watch the bird flock to it!

This idea was discovered last month and it caused a ripple effect amongst the Flea Market Gardening gang that even now spreads ever wider. I love when ideas circulate like this!

Annie Steen, passed the idea to Jeanne, then Patty and Kirk, each made one… How fun! This is a neat project to do with a child, too. I hope many of you will try this and make your birds happy!

The Start Of It All

The Start Of It All

Annie Grossart-Steen’s seed wreath started it all, with a star hanger and a ribbon of red and white ticking

Kirk Willis

Kirk Willis

Kirk Willis took photos of his second wreath to show us.

Bird Seed Wreath Recipe

Ingredients

1 pkg plain Knox gelatin

1/2 cup warm water

3 Tbsp light corn syrup

3/4 cup flour

4 cups bird seed

Equipment

Bowl

Bundt or ring pan

Spoon or whisk

Non-stick oil spray

Wide ribbon or fabric remnant

Hook or metal ring

Step By Step

Step By Step

Dissolve the gelatin in warm water. Add the flour and corn syrup. Mix in the bird seed

Next Steps

Next Steps

Spray the mold with oil spray

In a large bowl, stir together the gelatin, warm water, corn syrup and flour until it becomes a paste.

Add the birdseed and mix well.

Patience

Patience

Press it firmly into the oiled pan….

Wait until mold is completely dry, 24-48 hours

Add Ribbon

Add Ribbon

Cool seed wreath bird feeder…finished! “So fun and easy.”

Tie on the ribbon add the hook or ring and hang!

Enjoy watching the birds!

Kirk’s Tips:

I’ve learned so much in making these. Wait for 48 hours until they completely dry.

I doubled the recipe and added an extra packet of the gelatin to fill my bundt pan.

I originally tried to hang one with rope. Not good. The rope broke the wreath! Fabric ribbon works perfectly.

I attached a metal ring so I could hang it.

Jeanne Sammons Wreath

Jeanne Sammons Wreath

Jeanne Sammons’s wreath attracts a woodpecker

Bush Tits Feast Away

Bush Tits Feast Away

Patty Hicks made hers with a wire mesh frame and says, “Bush Tits are so much fun here and so social. It’s like a mob of hungry teenagers flying into feast, lots of happy chatter.”

Handy Perch

Handy Perch

Patty wound wire around and provided a frame of wire mesh to make a handy perch

Happy!

Happy!

The Nuthatch seems happy so I’m happy. They love nuts.

Patty’s Tips

Hang you wreath where it won’t get too wet to avoid molding and/or disintegration that heavy rain might cause.

I had to tie it down to a base that is wired to the trellis because of thieving squirrels!

Stuff the extra into some pinecones to hang outside

Note: Patty substituted 1 cup of juicy meal worms in place of some bird seed for some extra birdie treats.

Oops! Squirrel attack!

Oops! Squirrel attack!

Captured

Captured

Jeanne ‘captures’ a Cardinal and a Junco

All Black Seed Wreath

All Black Seed Wreath

Jeanie Merritt’s all black seed wreath. She says, “I hung a new seed wreath today… ALL sunflower seeds; knowing it would definitely attract the cardinals…. Pretty sight…sunny day… NO cardinals. I know I shouldn’t have cleaned those windows..now they can see me watching and waiting.”

A Sweetheart Variation:

A Sweetheart Variation:

Jeanne Sammons has a heart for her birds. Use a small can to form the hole to hang ribbon, as shown.