This the season to put up and decorate Christmas trees! Karyn and her kids made super cute homemade birdseed ornaments that you can make to decorate your trees inside or out!
Making birdseed ornaments is a great family project and inexpensive to make. Thanks to Karyn for sharing this great idea with us!
Birdseed Ornaments Instructions
- 3/4 cup flour
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
- 3 TBsp corn syrup
- 4 cups birdseed
- cookie cutters
- nonstick spray
- drinking straws
- waxed paper
- ribbon or twine
Combine flour, water, gelatin and corn syrup in a large mixing bowl. Stir until well-combined.
Add the birdseed to the mixture, stir until well coated.
Spray your cookie cutters with nonstick cooking spray, and spoon the birdseed mixture into each cookie cutter. Use the bottom of a measuring cup or a glass to pack the mixture down, and make the top of the birdseed ornament smooth.
Poke a hole through top of each birdseed ornament using a drinking straw. Make sure the straw goes all the way through.
Leave the birdseed mixture in the cookie cutters for two to three hours. Remove the straws and lay on a sheet of waxed paper. Then, gently remove the hardened ornaments from the mold, and place them on the wax paper upside down. Allow them to finish drying for at least two to three more hours, or even overnight.
Cut your ribbon or twine and carefully pull through the hole to hang your birdseed ornament on your Christmas tree or pine tree outside.