I’ve been wanting to make birdseed ornaments for a while but I just couldn’t bring myself to search for suet (a must-have ingredient in most birdseed ornaments). This recipe doesn’t call for suet or gelatin, and it doesn’t involve messy peanut butter!
These ornaments will be great for the winter, when birds really are in search of food, but I didn’t want to wait until then to make them! I’ve hung these birdseed ornaments on a tree just below our balcony where I can watch birds munch away. You can make your own bird feeders with this simple recipe!
Birdseed Ornaments makes 4-5
- 1 cup birdseed mix
- 1/8 cup flour
- 1/8 cup water
- 1 1/2 tsp corn syrup
- kitchen twine or string
Mix together all ingredients. On a piece of wax or parchment paper, press the birdseed mixture out into a layer that is 1/4″- 1/2″ thick.
Use a cookie cutter to cut into the birdseed layer, remove excess birdseed from around your cutter. Use a drinking straw make a hole in your ornaments. Let ornaments dry overnight, then flip them over and let dry on the other side. Use kitchen twine or string as hangers for your ornaments. Hang these homemade bird feeders in tree branches (in a spot where birds will be able to perch) and enjoy some bird watching!