Handmade Holidays


I'm so excited I could just scream because I'm Not Crafty!!

Have you seen birdseed wreaths in catalogs lately? They are usually around $30.00.
It's tempting but in the end I always pass.
Got the great idea to Google the other day and I found a recipe.


Birdseed Wreath
Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups boiling water
4 1/4 ounce pkgs. Knox unflavored gelatin
8 cups birdseed
dried cranberries
Empty the 4 pkgs. of gelatin into 8 tablespoons of cold water in a large bowl.
Let the gelatin sit for a minute.
Meanwhile, boil the 1 1/2 cups of water. Add the boiling water to the gelatin and stir for 2 to 3 minutes until the gelatin has dissolved.
Pam your Bundt pan thoroughly.
Place a handful of cranberries in the bottom of pan.
Stir 8 cups of birdseed into the gelatin, mixing thoroughly.
Let the mixture set for a few minutes, then stir again. Repeat this process several times allowing all liquid to be absorbed. Pack birdseeds into Bundt pan.
Refrigerate at least 3 hours - overnight.


**After my first attempt here's what I will do differently:
Next time I will use 4 cups of birdseeds to keep it from being so heavy - it's supposed to hang from raffia.
Oh, I will also follow the direction with the gelatin so mine will stick together. :)
My cost to make this was about $2.00.

18 comments

  1. What a fantastic idea! Thank you for sharing the recipe... I will definately be making one or several of these with the kids :) I know grandma&grandpa would love to get one of these too!
    xx

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  2. That looks like a really fun project! Thanks for sharing.♥

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  3. That sounds like fun. The birds will LOVE it. Cute idea.

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  4. This is great! This will be the perfect gift for my grandparents! Thanks!!!

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  5. o, I am just beside myself to make one of these, Stacey. When I saw you linked with Kathy, I, knowing you SAID you weren't crafty, thought, what the heck has Stacey made...IT IS JUST AWESOME..what a great job..I will do this right after Thanksgiving...
    xo bj
    Google will NOT let me comment with my account...what's up with that??

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  6. I love this!! And so will the birds! I am going to make one!

    Lou Cinda :)

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  7. Really? Those are that easy?

    Wow. Thanks for sharing this idea!

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  8. This looks like so much fun! Thanks for the tips, too.

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  9. Thanks for the recipe for this Stacey! I would have never guessed that these things have geletin in them. I love to feed the birds in the winter and this would look great hanging from the picket fence:>) Thanks so much for linking up!

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  10. This is such a great idea! I have a friend who is crazy about birds...I will have to try and make this for her. Thank you!

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  11. Hi Stacey! Thanks for posting the recipe! I've seen these but will never pay for them $$$!! I think I'll try this and give my MIL one mixed in with the gift basket I give her every year! AND thanks for the tip on doing it differently! HAPPY THANKSGIVING dear! Enjoy - Sincerely, Jeannette

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  12. Hi Stacey,
    This is a wonderful idea. Thank you so much for sharing it with us. I think I will put making one on the agenda for this Thanksgiving weekend. I love taking care of our bird friends during the winter!
    So glad you stopped by, glad I discovered your blog, too! I will be back, hope you'll return for another visit soon.
    Happy Thanksgiving
    XO
    Heidi - Heart and Home

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  13. You are too cute...making Thanksgiving dinner for the birds;)!!! What a darling project...love it!!!

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your sweet family!!! I hope you have a blessed holiday!!!

    Enjoy!!!
    XOXO
    Cathy

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  14. Fun for you in trying something new - the birds will love the food...so a great combination all the way around.

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  15. I need to do this! The birds will be beside themselves with joy.
    Brenda

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  16. I think I'll try this for the birdies Christmas morning gift!

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  17. Oh I am so making this for the birds. Thanks for the tips.

    Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

    Cynthia

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  18. Stacey,

    What a great idea!! And so pretty for the birds too!!! Great Post! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend! ~C

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