Birdseed Wreath

This recipe makes two small wreaths.  You can also make one small wreath and a few miniature shaped wreaths.  Look in your local supermarket for a wild bird seed mix suitable for birds in your area. 

You will need:

1/2 cup water

1 envelope of unflavored gelatin

3/4 cups of flour

3 Tbs. of corn syrup

4 cups of birdseed

Mixing bowl

Two bowls and two small glasses

Ribbon or a strip of cloth (for hanging)

                                                     

Step 1.  Dissolve the gelatin.

Mix the package of gelatin in 1/2 cup of hot water.  Stir until the gelatin is dissoved.

                                       
 

Step 2.  Mix up the "paste" that holds the wreath together.

Add the 3 Tbs. of corn syrup and the 3/4 cup of flour.  Stir until you have a thick paste.

 
                           Step 3.  Add the birdseed.


Add the birdseed.  Stir until the seed is evenly coated with the paste.
 
 

Step 4.  Shape the wreaths.


Grease the bowls.  Put the small glasses upside down in the middle of the bowl.  Spoon the birdseed mixture into the bowl.  Push it down firmly with the back of a spoon.

 
                     

Step 5.  Finish the wreaths.

Let the wreaths dry overnight.  Gently remove the glasses and take the wreaths out of the bowls.  Let them sit and dry for another 24 hours.  Loop a ribbon through the center and hang the wreaths in a tree or sheltered place.

 

 

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