A birdseed wreath is an easy, fun project that makes a great gift. It’s a perfect project to do with kids, and there’s no limit to the possibilities of designs and colors.

Read on to find out how to make your own birdseed wreath!

Ingredients for bird seed wreath

Ingredients Needed to Make a Bird Seed Wreath

For a Bundt pan sized bird seed wreath, you’ll need:

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 3 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1 package unflavored gelatin
  • 4 cups bird food (such as seeds, peanuts, berries, dried fruits)
  • Bundt pan or other mold
  • Nonstick cooking spray

If you don’t have a mold, shape the mixture by hand onto a piece of waxed paper or a cookie sheet.

Step 1: Mix Up Edible Glue

Step 1: Mix Up Edible Glue

Stir the gelatin into the warm water until dissolved. Whisk in the corn syrup and flour. Stir well, until there are no more lumps. It will make a thick gooey paste.

Step 2: Stir in Bird Seed

Step 2: Stir in Bird Seed

Mix the seeds with the paste in a large bowl, using a spatula to stir and fold until all of the seeds are coated and the edible glue is distributed. The mixture will start getting very sticky. Make sure it’s well mixed to keep the wreath from falling apart.

Step 3: Mold Wreath

Step 3: Mold Wreath

Spray the Bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray. Using the spatula, press the seed mixture into the Bundt pan. Be sure to press the mixture down firmly until it’s well-packed and even. Set the pan aside overnight.

The mixture will harden and turn white, and the surface will be firm and dry when it’s ready. Test by pressing gently on the surface, and allow more setting time if it’s at all soft.

Step 4: Add Finishing Touches

Step 4: Add Finishing Touches

Once the wreath is hard, gently remove it from the mold by turning it upside down onto a plate. Tie ribbons, garnish with sprigs of greenery or berries, and hang it for the birds to enjoy!

    Other Bird Seed Ideas

    Once you get the hang of making the edible glue, there’s no end to possibilities:

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    • Make up some pretty seed combinations. For example, dried red cranberries with white safflower seed, or black sunflower seeds dotted with fresh blueberries.
    • Line the bottom of the mold with berries or fruits in a pretty pattern. Carefully spread the seed mixture onto it to press the fruits into your wreath.
    • Create “edible ornaments” using muffin pans, cookie cutters, or free-form shapes.
    • Use a flower pot to mold birdseed bells. Tie a knot in a piece of ribbon, and thread it through the drainage hole in the pot. Add the seed mixture to the pot, making sure the knot is firmly embedded in the glue mixture.

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