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.
Pack birdseed mixture inside cookie cutter. Place a piece of straw in birdseed to leave a hole for hanging the bird feeder.
Add a piece of twine for hanging.
A perfect treat for the birds!
Update: please see the author’s (Cindy’s from Skip to My Lou) comments below on how to tackle any issues you may be having with this recipe.