Spring is almost here and I’m slowly starting to see some more birds come around. I’m really looking forward to the weather warming up and more birds will be showing up in our backyard soon enough. Being the wreath-aficionado that I am, I’m always looking for new wreath designs for spring.
I came across this birdseed wreath and had to try it. I could not believe how easy this was to make, so wanted to share it with all of you. This will look great in any backyard and a great treat for hungry birds. This wreath is clearly a win-win!
Here are the materials that you will need:
List of Supplies Needed for a Birdseed Wreath
- 4 cups birdseed for wild birds
- 3/4 cup flour
- 1 package gelatin (if you can’t find plain gelatin, you can use lemon Jello)
- 3 tablespoons light corn syrup
- 1/2 cup warm water
- Bundt pan
- Cooking spray
- Ribbon (optional)
- Make the gelatin with warm water until dissolved, then add your corn syrup and flour.
- Add your birdseed into the mix slowly, about a cup at a time.
- Coat your bundt pan with cooking spray or vegetable oil to keep mixture from sticking to the pan.
- Scoop out your mixture evenly around the bundt pan, press mixture down as firmly as you can.
- Let dry for about 24 hours, then use a plate to flip it over onto a flat surface.
Hang outside at least a few feet from the window in a dry area. Use a sturdy ribbon, rope or twine rope, ribbon, or twine and use a plant hook or nail to hang.
Check out this pretty bird seed wreath tutorial video:
- Experiment with some various seed combinations. For example, use different types of bird seed with combinations of fruit like dried berries or other fruit. Other types of birdseed that can be used for wild birds are: Sunflower, Safflower, Nyjer or Thistle, White proso millet, Shelled and cracked corn, Peanuts, Milo or sorghum, Golden millet, red millet, flax, and others, Rapeseed and canary seed.
- Line the bottom of the mold with berries or fruits in a nice pattern, then add your birdseed on top.
- Create smaller treats using cookie cutters, muffin pans, flower pots, or cookie cutters, or free-form shapes.
- Give as a gift for a bird-lover or anyone that would enjoy it in their yard. It’s inexpensive, personal and easy to make!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! If you have made a birdseed wreath share your photos, would love to see how yours came out 🙂