This is for the Birds!
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!