Heart-Shaped Bird Feeder DIY
For the love of birds
Homemade bird feeders not only help our feathered friends, but making them is a fun family activity perfect for cold winter days!
Supplies for Homemade Bird Feeders
3 cups birdseed
2 – 1/4 ounce unflavored gelatin packet
Sprinkle two packages of gelatin over 1/2 cup cold water. Let it sit a couple of minutes until gelatin has absorbed the water. Heat 1 3/4 cups water in a pan, then add in the gelatin mixture. Stir until dissolved. Stir in 3 cups birdseed.
Allow mixture to cool until gelatin is thick and coats all the birdseed.
Wrap a piece of foil along the bottom and up the sides of a cookie cutter. Spray foil and cookie cutter with cooking spray. We used a 5 inch heart cookie cutter. This mixture was enough to make three bird feeders.
Add a piece of twine for hanging.
Update: please see author’s (Cindy’s from Skip to My Lou) comments below on how to tackle any issues you may be having with this recipe.Published January 13, 2011. Last updated February 9, 2011.