Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Birdseed Wreath


I have a super easy and
 inexpensive gift to show you today.
The above birseed wreath!


I found it in this magazine, Sandra Lee Christmas, from last year.


A really great gift for your
bird loving friends!

Materials:

3 envelopes (1/4-ounce) envelopes of Knox gelatin.
Water
At least 6 cups of birdseed of your choice.
Standard Bundt baking pan (or several mini Bundt pans)
Nonstick Cooking Spray
Twine or raffia for hanging.

Directions:

In a large bowl, combine 3 envelope of gelatin with 6 tablespoons of cold water.
Let stand for one minute.
Add 1 cup of boiling water, and stir until gelatin is completely dissolved.

Gradually add 6 cups of birdseed to the mixture, stirring to combine.

Spray the inside of the Bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray.
Pour the birdseed mixture into the Bundt pan, and press it down firmly.
Place it in the refrigerator for several hours, or until it is completely firm.

Remove the wreath from the Bundt pan.
(I had to put a warm towel on the outside of the pan to get it loosen up enough to come out)
Tie several lengths of twine or raffia around it, and suspend it from a tree branch
that you can see from inside your home.


This is how it looks in the pan.


I released it from the pan onto paper towel.


I found these cute cake tins at Hobby Lobby for 50% off last week.
They aren't on sale this week, so print a coupon!


I made a little gift tag to add to the tin.

Total cost about $8.50.
I found the a big 20 lb. bag of birdseed at Tractor Supply for $4.99.
There's enough left to make about 3 more.

NOTE:  KEEP BIRDSEED WREATH COLD! STORE IN FRIDGE OR WRAPPED
IN PLASTIC OUTSIDE, IF IT'S COLD ENOUGH...MY FIRST ONE MOLDED!

Hope you like it!
What are you making for Christmas gifts?

Have a great day!
Hugs!
Kim

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11 comments:

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

That is the perfect gift for my son. We are all avid birdwatchers and he is building a really nice sanctuary of shrubs and flowers for them. Last year I gave him a couple of my used feeders. He loved them. (He is just getting started.) This summer, he planted so many trees and shrubs. He has a diagram and a schedule for planting; really getting into this. He will love a couple of these! Maybe even one of sunflower seeds and one of cracked corn!
Thanks, Kim!
★Linda★

Incipient Wings said...

that's so neat!
thanks for sharing this,,and what a cute way to package it.

goldenbird said...

Thanks for the bird seed cake recipe! I have tons of bird seed and will definitely be making one for a friend,and maybe one for me, too.

You make the cutest tags. I started knitting scarves as gifts and scoped out a few books I want to buy for family members (who hopefully won't read this).

Trish-Ladybug said...

Kim the bird seed cake is awesome
thanks so much for sharing, We have
lots of birds all year around..
Love all your tags very creative..

Winter Blessings

Jenny @ Embellishing Life said...

This is such a great idea! I'm featuring this today :)
Thanks for linking up to the Catwalk! I'm so grateful you always join in!

Southern Fried Gal said...

Wow - this is a super cute idea! Thanks for sharing and for the tips.

Hanna said...

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Paula said...

I love this idea! I have several people on my Christmas list who would love this. I'm visiting from Amanda's party.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Cool project!! I need to do something like that to get the wild birds back in my yard. I love to watch them. :) Thanks so much for linking to my party. I hope you'll come back again soon. :)

Wendy said...

Thats really neat! My FIL would like that! But I wonder about our weather down here?

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