Spring isn’t quite here but I am certainly ready for it! I have faith that only a couple of more weeks and Spring will be here to stay. I can’t wait to see my first daffodil blooming and my homemade birdseed wreath hanging!
Making a birdseed wreath is a fun, classic way to welcome in Spring. Enlist your kids to help with this super simple recipe.
These would make great hostess or housewarming gifts. To pretty them up, you could use the bundt pans with fancier designs or add a fancier ribbon. Either way, the birds will love you!
Why making a birdseed wreath?
They are a great way to attract a variety of birds to your backyard and can also be a fun project to do with kids or as a group activity. Making a birdseed wreath is a simple process that involves pressing a mixture of birdseed and a binding agent, such as flour or suet, into a wreath shape.
The wreath can then be hung outside for birds to enjoy. Some people also like to decorate their wreaths with colorful ribbons or other decorations to make them more attractive.
Bird Seed Wreath Ingredients:
- 4 cups of wild bird seed
- 1/2 cup of warm water
- 1 envelope of Knox gelatin
- 3/4 a cup of flour
- Bundt pan
- Nonstick spray
- 3 Tbsp. light corn syrup
- Wooden spoon
- Canvas drop cloth
How To Make the BirdSeed Wreath
1. Spray your bundt pan with nonstick spray.
2. Mix your Knox gelatin with 1/2 cup of warm water, whisk until mixed. Then whisk in the flour and corn syrup.
3. Add your bird seed and stir coating the seed well with a wooden spoon. Then pour it into your greased bundt pan.
4. Next press it tightly with the back of a wooden spoon into the bundt pan.
Use wet hands to press it more if you need to. Let it dry overnight.
5. Once completely hardened overnight it will come right out of your pan.
6. I used some drop cloth fabric strips ripping it to tie a ribbon around it and add a bow.
Hang it in an area that won’t be exposed to the rain.
How long do bird seed wreaths last?
Bird seed wreaths can last for a long time if they are stored properly. To extend the shelf life of your bird seed wreath, keep it in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.
You can also store it in the refrigerator or freezer to help preserve it. If the wreath becomes moldy or spoiled, it should be discarded.
Can you leave bird seed out in the rain?
It is generally not a good idea to leave bird seed out in the rain because wet birdseed can become moldy and spoiled, which can be harmful to the birds that eat it.
Wet birdseed could also attract pests such as rats and mice. If you want to feed the birds during wet weather, you can use a bird feeder that is designed to keep the seed dry. These feeders typically have a roof or other covering to protect the seed from the rain.
I prefer to bring the birdseed inside when it is raining and set it out again when the weather improves.
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