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This is for the Birds!

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Birds, the original tweeters, always appreciate a little help finding food during the cold winter months. The joy these feeders provide are not just for the birds; hang your feeder in a tree by the window, and you too will be blessed with watching the many birds enjoy their dinner!

HOMEMADE BIRDSEED FEEDERS

3 cups birdseed

2 –   1/4 ounce packets of Knox unflavored gelatin

3 – 5 inch cookie cutters (hearts, stars, birds, houses)

1 plastic drinking straw cut into thirds

Twine or ribbon

Sprinkle two packages of gelatin over 1/2 cup cold water. Set aside until gelatin absorbs the water.  Heat 1 3/4 cups water in a saucepan; add the gelatin mixture and stir until all the gelatin is dissolved. Add 3 cups of birdseed and stir until well coated.

Set aside until cool enough to handle.

Spray the  inside of the cookie cutters and a cookie sheet with Pam spray. Place the cookie cutter on the cookie sheet and fill with the birdseed mixture, packing it in tightly and smoothing the top. Place a piece of straw at the top creating a hole for the twine. Be sure the straw is pushed all the way through.

Allow the mixture  to harden for 2-3 hours, then gently remove the straws and the feeders from the cookie cutters. Place upside down on a piece of waxed paper and allow to completely harden overnight.

Add the twine or ribbon,  hang your feeders outside and wait for the party to begin!

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