DIY Fall Craft: Bird Seed Ornaments

By September 30, 2011January 24th, 2012Crafts, DIY Projects, Featured Posts

My office is surrounded by windows, and my desk faces the front yard. I love watching the birds and squirrels outside my window. These Bird Seed Ornaments are a great Fall Craft to enjoy with your kiddos.

Did you know that if you feed the birds during the Winter months, many of them will stick around?

With just a few simple ingredients that are available at Walmart, you can make these Halloween “Tweets” for your feathered friends.

  • 4 cups Pennington Wild Bird Food {the Finch Blend works well because it appeals to a wide variety of birds}
  • 3/4 cup Flour, all-purpose
  • 3 tablespoons Corn syrup, light
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • Cookie Cutters
  • Yarn
  • Straw {not pictured}

In a large bowl add 3/4 cup flour

Add 3 tablespoon corn syrup and 1/2 cup water

Add 4 cups Pennington Wild Bird Food

Mix until well blended

Line your work surface with wax paper. Press the bird seed mixture into the cookie cutters. Use a straw to make a hole, be sure not to make the hole close to the top or the ornament will break.

Let dry 4-6 hours or overnight, turn them often to dry on both sides.

String the ornaments with the yarn and hang in the tree.

Or you can nestle them in between the branches. And watch your feathered friends enjoy!

Disclosure: This post is part of a campaign I am participating in with the Walmart Moms. Walmart has provided me with compensation  for this post. My participation is voluntary and opinions, as always are my own.

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