My next door neighbors have always had a bird feeder and I love sitting out on the back porch and watching the birds they attract. Another of my neighbors who I frequently craft with also loves birds, so I wanted to make something special for both neighbors for Christmas this year. I wanted to do something that I could make with my daughter (22 months) since they are all so sweet to her.
A couple of years ago while I was at a gardening store around the holidays I saw cute minature Christmas wreaths made of bird seed and I fell in love with them. I knew these would make perfect gifts, and I was delighted when I found a tutorial on how to make them on the blog Eighteen 25. I made mine holiday themed using my holiday cookie cutters. Here's how I did it.
I gathered the supplies- wax paper, gelatin packets, bird seed, cookie cutters, ribbon, a pot & measuring cup.
I tied knots of ribbon and laid out all the cookie cutters on wax paper.
I heated 3 packs of gelatin and 3/4 cup of water, then added 2 1/4 cups of birdseed.
I spooned the birdseed/gelatin mixture into the cookie cutters, burying the knots from the ribbon into the middle of the birdseed. This is the stage where I had my daughter help me, which is why we ended up with a big of a mess. But they still came out great. I hope our neighbors- and the birds- like them!