[wedding] diy birdseed ornaments

i’m on pinterest this morning sorting through different ideas and i came across this fun project that my future mother-in-law gave me instructions for about a month ago that i wanted to do with the kids at home. i got to thinking that this would be a fun “rustic” favor for our wedding, AND such a fun every day project for kids. (they get to get their little hands dirty!)

here’s the instructions i found:

mix 3/4 cup flour, 1/2 cup water, 1 packet unflavored gelatin (2.5tsp) & 3 TBSP corn syrup. add 4 cups of birdseed and mix well.

spray the inside of a heart shaped cookie cutter with cooking spray. line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and place cutter on it. pack birdseed mix into the cookie cutter firmly.

use a chopstick to make a hole at the top. pull off cookie cutter and repeat for the remainder of the mix. be sure to respray the cookie cutter as needed!

let dry 6-8 hours (or just overnight!) and voila! you can add string and tags if you are giving them as gifts or just string to hang in your trees if your kids are helping you with your project!

easy enough, right? and so fun! the website also has a link for brides that wish to purchase them rather than make them (plus TONS of other diy projects for weddings and parties!)

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This entry was published on June 5, 2012 at 9:20 am and is filed under crafts, homemade, natural, recipes, wedding. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

2 thoughts on “[wedding] diy birdseed ornaments

  1. Gretell Ann on said:

    Thanks I’ve really been needing something cool like this to give to all my friends!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂

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