Christmas Tree Turned Bird Feeder

December 30, 2017


Gnox Plain Gelatin -

Light Corn Syrup -

Unbleached Flour -

Wild Birdseed -

Organic Peanut Butter -

Jute Twine -

Hot Glue Gun -

6 lb. test fishing line -

Large Sewing Needle -

Darning Needle -


▶️ Birdseed Ornaments

2 pkg. Plain Gelatin

1 c. hot water

6 Tablespoons Light Corn syrup

1 ½ c. Flour

8 cups Wild Bird Seed

Grease muffin tins. Dissolve gelatin in hot water. Add corn syrup and flour. Mix thoroughly. Add bird seed and mix again. Fill each individual muffin cup halfway with birdseed mixture, then form a loop out of a piece of twine or ribbon and press into each muffin cup, fill the muffin cups the rest of the way with the birdseed mixture, pressing down firmly. Let set several hours or overnight.

▶️ Pinecone Ornaments


Organic Peanut Butter

Wild Bird Seed

Apply peanut butter to pinecone then roll in birdseed. Form a loop out of jute twine and hot glue to the top of the pinecone.

▶️ Cranberry/Popcorn/Orange Garland

6 lb. test fishing line

Large needle

Popcorn (natural- no butter or salt)

Fresh Cranberries

Dried Oranges (dry oranges by slicing about ⅛ inch thick, lay on baking sheet lined with parchment paper and dry in the oven at 200 degrees for 3-4 hours.

You can do whatever pattern you like! For mine, I started 5 cranberries, then one orange, than 5 pieces of popcorn, and repeated until I had a nice, long garland.

▶️ Fresh Apple/Orange Garland



Organic Peanut Butter

Wild Bird Seed

Cut apples and oranges into ¼ inch thick slices. Line a baking sheet with parchment. Spread peanut butter to half of the apple slices, front and back, dip in birdseed and lay on paper. When all the apples are finished, grab a piece of jute twine and a large needle (I used a plastic darning needle which can be found in the knitting section of the craft store). String the apples and oranges, alternating as you go. I like to keep this type of garland in about 4’ or less sections because they’re much easier to manage.


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