Making a bird seed wreath has been on my creative "to do" list for a couple of years now. I love feeding the birds, but honestly I just love the look of these wreaths! The fact that it is also helping out my feathered friends is a bonus. I am afraid however that the squirrels may get to it before the birds even realize it's here.
I was thrilled to learn these are so easy to make. This is the perfect craft to do with young or older kids. It's even the perfect activity for babysitters to do with your kids. I'm hanging my wreath on our gate, but I've seen people make different shapes for different holidays, either to hang on a tree outside or to decorate inside. What's better than decorating with natural elements?
Any shape will work. If you're using a solid shape, such as a heart mold, place a plastic straw where you want to thread your string through for hanging purposes. Once it's dry, gently remove the straw and you'll see the perfectly shaped hole.
Make smaller shapes for your holiday tree.
Gather all your materials.
Scoop your bird seed mixture into your bundt pan or mold. Press down firmly into the mold.
Set it aside for 24 hours to dry. After it's dry, place a plate on top of the bundt pan and gently flip over so the wreath falls direclty onto the plate.
Now it's time to hang it! Using a ribbon or twine, thread through the wreath and tie a knot. Hang from a tree or a gate like I did. If you live in a wet environment, you may want to hang it somewhere it can say dry. I think I'm going to have to move mine. :)
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