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Birdseed Ornament Ingredients
Birdseed Ornament Ingredients

Birdseed Ornament Ingredients

Melissa Mayntz

Collect the following ingredients to make your birdseed ornaments:

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 3 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons unflavored gelatin, such as Knox
  • 4 cups birdseed

It is best to measure out each ingredient before beginning. The flour can be any type, as can the corn syrup. For the birdseed, choose seeds that most appeal to your backyard birds – the ornaments pictured were made with a blend of two cups general mixed seed, one cup of black oil sunflower seeds and one cup of white proso millet. The ornaments could easily be made with just sunflower seeds or millet, or you can customize your blend with peanut chips, sunflower hearts, cracked corn or dried fruit as desired, so long as the total amount of birdseed is approximately four cups.

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