During this time of year, we enjoy watching the various birds that visit our backyard. We have been spending hours out back with a cocktail listening to music and watching spring blossom. We have lots of critters paying us a visit, some cuter than others that’s for sure. The frogs and lizards run around the pool deck. And the butterflies and dragon flies zip around. Our most frequent friends are a variety of colorful birds that stop in looking for food. I was looking to make a DIY project that would not only look cute but would give our friends a treat. I have used this recipe for bird feeds in the past by using cookie cutters but this time I was short on time, so I decided to make one large wreath. It is very easy and makes a unique gift for friends and family as well. The secret is to let the mold sit out over night to dry. I have made them in the past and couldn’t figure out why they fell apart. This time I let the mold sit to dry for an entire day and it came out perfect.
Here are the supplies you will need to make this project at home:
- Bundt pan
- Cooking spray
- 1/2 cup warm water
- 1 Envelope of gelatin, I prefer Knox brand
- 3/4 Cup flour
- 3 Tablespoons of corn syrup
- 4 Cups of bird seed
- Cranberries, I prefer fresh but this time I did use dried
Step 1: Spray the bundt pan with cooking spray.
Step 2: Drop a handful of cranberries into the bottom of the bundt pan.
Step 3: Mix the water and gelatin until dissolved.
Step 4: Mix in flour and corn syrup.
Step 5: Mix in bird seed.
Step 6: Dump the bird seed mixture into the bundt pan. Press down with your hands to smush the mixture evenly in the pan.
Step 7: Leave the pan in a cool area to dry overnight.
Step 8: The wreath will pop right out of the pan.
Step 9: Tie a ribbon around the wreath.
Step 10: Hang the wreath on a sturdy branch somewhere in your yard where you can enjoy watching all of the pretty birds snack.