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You see, I’ve always wanted to decorate a tree for the birds in our backyard. I would love to string popcorn, raisins and cranberries into a garland to drape on the branches, and then add frugal edible avian ornaments just like these!
Just imagine making a batch and wrapping them up as gifts for bird loving friends & neighbors. It’s homemade, inexpensive and useful! Now on to the tutorial.
6. Cut some straws in half.7. Fill molds with birdseed mixture and poke a hole through the middle with a chopstick. Then place a straw in the hole. Where the straw is will be where you can place a string through your ornament!
9. Pop the completed birdseed ornaments out of the molds and thread a string through the hole. Hang on a handy tree.
I’ve had these hanging for a few days now, and the birds have not found them yet. I can’t wait until I see some little feathered friends enjoying their treat!
Although I’ve posted this as a possible Christmas gift, they really can be used any time of year. I think that a good heavy rain would eventually melt through the gelatin/cornsyrup/flour glue. . . but we already had a drizzle that melted all the snow and the birdseed ornament is still holding together.
If you really wanted to give the birds a feast to remember, you could add some nuts, dried fruit and/or popcorn to the mix!
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