For The Birds

CRAFTY TUESDAY

BIRD

DIY BIRD FEEDERS

what you’ll need:
  • 3/4 cup birdseed
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 small envelope of knox gelatin
  • twine or string
  • cookie cutters, molds or mason jar lids
  • wax paper
what you’ll do:
  • mix together the envelope of gelatin with 1/4 cup of water and bring to a simmer while stirring. continue stirring until the gelatin is dissolved.
  • remove from heat and let cool for a minute.
  • stir in the 3/4 cup birdseed. adding a little more if there is liquid still in the bottom of the pan.
  • lay your cookie cutters out on wax paper and fill half way with the birdseed mixture.
  • cut your twine, knot the end and push the knot down into your birdseed.
  • continue filling with birdseed, covering the end of your twine and knot.
  • push the birdseed evenly into the cookie cutter until it’s full.
  • allow them to dry overnight. turning them over every now and then.
  • remove from the cookie cutters and hang them in your trees.
  • then wait by the window to watch for your first guest.

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this post was originally shared on Design Dazzle as part of their Summer Camp series.

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