Today was a beautiful day; sunny and close to 50 degrees! We have really had a mild winter so far! It was a great day to fill-up the bird feeders. (and maybe take down some Christmas lights that were still on the bushes??? shh!)
A couple weeks ago, I did a small presentation on birdfeeder crafts for the Gardenwood Garden Club in Circleville, Ohio. Below are some of the crafts I displayed:
|A heart-shaped birdseed wreath; perfect for Valentine's Day!|
|A small wreath of dried cranberries and pineapple; packaged in a pretty floral tin with moss.|
|Super-cute mini heart-shaped birdseed wreaths!|
|Or packaged up in cellophane bags with raffia! So Cute!|
|Look how cute they look, all hanging on my little 'Filbert' tree by the front porch! And I can see these from the kitchen window too!|
Here's the recipe; it's super-easy!! (And I found some egg-shaped molds for Easter!)
Bird Seed WreathDissolve 1 pkg. unflavored gelatin with 1/2 cup warm water; whisk in 3 tablespoons light corn syrup and 3/4 cup flour and stir well. (will get thick and sticky). Mix in 4 cups birdseed; mix well until all seeds are coated.
Spray pan with nonstick cooking spray and firmly press-in seed mixture until well packed and even. Let set overnight. Remove when hardened. Tie with ribbon and hang for birds to enjoy! (Note: If your mold doesn't have an open center, be sure to use a straw to make a hole about 15 minutes after you've pressed into the mold.)
PS: Breaker Breaker 1 9 for the M-Jo in Michigan..... what's your 20? Over.