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Easy DIY Birdseed Ornaments

Written by Chronicle Staff. Posted in Featured

Published on December 19, 2018 with No Comments

Feed the birds! After all, winter can be a challenging time for winter birds. While they require more food to survive the colder weather, their natural food sources are limited. That’s where your generosity come in! You can decorate your outdoor trees with DIY birdseed ornaments. Made with corn syrup, birdseed and flour, these edible decorations will encourage all kinds of birds to flock to your yard.

What You Need:

• A cookie sheet • Wax paper • A mixing bowl

• 3/4 cup flour • 1/2 cup water • 3 tablespoons corn syrup

• 4 cups birdseed • Cookie cutters • Cooking spray

• Straws • Twine • Scissors

What to Do:

1. Line a cookie sheet with wax paper.

2. Add flour, water, and corn syrup together in a mixing bowl. Make sure it’s well

combined.

3. Once the liquid mixture is smooth and creamy, slowly add the birdseed. Mix to combine.

4. Pour the mixture onto the cookie sheet. Using your hands, press the mixture until it’s flat

and even. The birdseed dough should be roughly 1/2” to 3/4” thick.

5. Coat the edges of your cookie cutters with cooking spray. Then, press the cookie cutters

into the birdseed mixture.

6. Next, poke a hole (for hanging) through each ornament with a straw. Allow the birdseed

to rest in the cookie cutters for 8 hours.

7. Once set, remove your birdseed ornaments from the cookie cutters.

8. Loop a piece of twine through each ornament. Then, head outside and hang them up on

the nearest tree. In no time at all, wild birds will stop by to nibble on these pretty pieces.

 

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