Molded bird seed wreath

bird seed wreath

Here are photos of the step by step process in making the gelatin wreath:

BIRD SEED WREATH RECIPE
1 pkg plain Knox gelatin
1/2 cup warm water
3 Tbsp light corn syrup
3/4 cup flour
4 cups bird seed

EQUIPMENT
Bowl
Bundt or ring pan
Spoon or whisk
Non-stick oil spray
Wide ribbon or fabric remnant
Hook or metal ring

Mix all the ingredients

INSTRUCTIONS
Spray the mold with oil spray

In a large bowl, stir together the gelatin, warm water, corn syrup and flour until it becomes a paste.

Press seed mix firmly into the oiled pan

Add the birdseed and mix well.
Press it firmly into the oiled pan….

Press into oiled bundt pan

Seed wreath bird feeder

Tie on the ribbon add the hook or ring and hang!

Enjoy watching the birds!

Kirk’s tips:

  • I’ve learned so much in making these. Wait for 48 hours until they completely dry.
  • I doubled the recipe and added an extra packet of the gelatin to fill my bundt pan.
  • I originally tried to hang one with rope. Not good. The rope broke the wreath! Fabric ribbon works perfectly.
  • I attached a metal ring so I could hang it.

A Sweetheart variation:

Jeanne Sammons has a heart for her birds.  Use a small can to form the hole to hang ribbon, as shown

Courtesy: http://www.fleamarketgardening.org/2014/01/04/make-a-molded-bird-seed-wreath/

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