how to make a bird wreath

Spoil the backyard birds with this super fun & easy DIY Bird Seed Wreath. The kiddos will LOVE helping with this little nature project!

My friend Kristin runs the Nature’s FanPage facebook and instagram page!

She posts so many amazing photos of animals, nature, humor and awesome tips! She loves animals and nature more than ANY other person I know. She is ALWAYS doing little projects and things to help some kind of animal. She also has rescued tons of them! She just has a huge heart. I LOVE all of her little projects she does. I am not CRAFTY at ALL! None. Zero. Zilch. My domestic prowess is limited to cooking and feeding folks. Cleaning, organizing, decorating and anything crafty is just foreign to me!

But when I saw her DIY Bird Seed Wreaths and how easy they were to make, I knew even I could do this one! LOL!

You see, as it starts to get cold in the winter, like it is now in North Alabama (FREEZING!) The ground gets frozen and it is much harder for the birds to find food. So my buddy Kristin, had the great idea to make these amazing and simple wreath snacks for animals in the winter that are also just adorable and look so cute hanging from a tree!!! You can spoil the backyard birds and *bonus* the kiddos will LOVE helping with this little nature project! #winwin

FYI I linked this bundt pan that I have and some pretty ribbon on amazon if you need some DIY Birdseed Wreath

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I draw inspiration from nature for my gifts in the kitchen of Helen’s Haven, the demonstration garden run by the nonprofit organization Bee Better Naturally, Building Better Backyards for Birds, Bees, and Butterflies. I can quickly make a delightful gift for the birds and bird lovers on my list using a Bundt pan, birdseed, and a few pantry staples.

Step 2: Stir in Birdseed: Fill four cups with a mixture of dried cranberries and seeds (I used a Pennington Birder’s Blend). Fold in the lard or suet and stir with a spatula until all of the seeds are coated. To prevent the wreath from falling apart, make sure the seed and lard/suet are thoroughly combined.

Step 3: Mold Wreath Apply nonstick cooking spray to the Bundt pan. Using the spatula, press the seed mixture into the pan. Press firmly until the mixture is well packed and even. Set the pan aside overnight. When ready, the mixture will solidify and turn white, and the surface will be dry and firm. Test readiness by gently pressing on the surface. It should be hard. If not, allow more time to set.

Our weather is erratic; it can be 40 degrees in October or 60 degrees in February. I experimented with two different kinds of birdseed wreaths: one that used gelatin as an edible glue and another that used lard or suet. The gelatin version can be made and used at any time, but use suet or lard in the recipe during the colder months when the birds will benefit most from the fat. Therefore, depending on the season, try these two recipes.

Step 2: Stir in Birdseed: Fill four cups with a mixture of dried cranberries and seeds (I used a Pennington Birder’s Blend). Fold in until all of the seeds and fruit are covered with the edible glue, stirring with a spatula as needed. To prevent the wreath from falling apart, make sure the edible glue and seed are thoroughly combined.

About Brandi Burgess

Brandi Burgess A. K. A. After 15 years of marriage to the love of her life, Aunt Bee resides in North Alabama with her spouse, their two children, ages 10 and 15, and their two extremely mischievous fur babies. Things at the Burgess residence stay PRETTY busy with two student athletes involved in multiple sports. However, that does not mean they are consuming fast food and takeout! Aunt Bee adores preparing meals for her family and sharing her family’s tried-and-true recipes with friends, family, and visitors from around the globe!

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how to make a bird wreath

FAQ

How do you make a bird seed wreath without gelatin?

You can make birdseed wreaths without gelatin using peanut butter, coconut oil, and flour. Mix these ingredients, add bird seeds, and let it set in a Bundt pan mold for a day. It is a much healthier alternative for birds and much more nutritious.

Where do you hang a bird seed wreath?

This suet bird seed wreath provides densely nutritious food for the birds that hang around in the winter. Cook one up and hang it outside (ideally either 3 feet from a window, or more than 30 feet from a window, to prevent collisions), and wait for your feathered fans to come snack.

Why did my bird seed wreath fall apart?

Make sure the seed is well mixed with the edible glue to keep the wreath from falling apart. Spray the Bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray. Using the spatula, press the seed mixture into the pan. Press firmly until the mixture is well packed and even.

How do you make a bird seed wreath with lard?

Making your Christmas bird wreath: Squish lard into a soft paste in a bowl. Mix in bird seed, breadcrumbs or grated cheese. Smear over pine cones and decorate with dried fruits and nuts. Attach the cones to the ring with twisted wire.