*Wild Bird Seed
*Cookie Cutters (Heart Shape, 3″-5″ recommended)
*Clear Favor Bags
*Vegetable Oil Cooking Spray
1. Gather all of your supplies.
2. In a small mixing bowl and 1/2 cup of water and 2 Gelatin Packets, stir and let stand for 2 minutes (water and gelatin will “gel”).
3. While gelatin and water are “gelling”, in a cooking pan and 1 3/4 cup of water, heat on Med-High heat.
4. Once water has heated, add in “gel” mixture, stir to dissolve.
5. Once mixture is dissolved add in 3 cups of Wild Bird Seed, stir.
6. In a large mixing bowl, remove wild bird seed gelatin mixture from pan to the bowl (allow to cool for at least two hours at room temperature, stirring occasionally to full coat all bird seed with gelatin mixture).
7. Once mixture has cooled, now you are ready to make your bird feeds!
8. Place a cookie cutter (of your choice) in the center of a piece of foil (you will need enough foil to fold up on all side of the cookie cutter.
9. Spray the inside of the cookie cutter with vegetable oil cooking spray (this will allow for easy removal of the bird feeder once hardened).
10. Using a spoon (while keep the foil snuggle around the cookie cutter and flat at the bottom), fill the cookie cutter with the wild bird seed mixture, using the back of the spoon to “pack” into the cookie cutter.
11. Once cookie cutter is full, insert a straw (cut down) where you would plan to add a piece of twine for hanging.
12. Place in freezer for 1 hour.
13. Remove from freezer, unwrap foil and gently push out the bird feeder.
14. Add piece of twine for hanging, place bird feeder in clear favor bag, tie with ribbon (add message tag if desired).
Bird Feeders are a practical favor for any wedding, during any season. These adorable do-it-yourself homemade feeders are a great send home favor from the “Love Birds”! Enjoy making them (invite your bridesmaids over to have a bird feeder making party…you can even offer them a Bird In Hand Merlot, or maybe a local wine a Pheasant Reserve from the Prairie Berry Winery).
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