Saturday, November 12, 2011

How to Make Birdseed Ornaments

MATERIALS

1/4 ounce package of unflavored gelatin
2 cups of wild birdseed
metal cookie cutters
ribbon or twine for hanging
drinking straws (to make hole for hanging)


DIRECTIONS:  Empty gelatin into a large bowl and add 2 tablespoons of cold water.  Let it set for a minute and then add 4 tablespoons boiling water and stir several minutes.  Next add 2 cups of birdseed, mixing thoroughly.  Let it set for a few minutes and stir again until all liquid is absorbed.
     Put your cookie cutters on a baking sheet.  Spoon mixture into them, packing down.  Insert a piece of a drinking straw to make a hole for hanging.  Put the pan in the refrigerator and leave over night.  After removing from the refrigerator, let the ornaments continue to dry another day or so.  Then push the ornaments from the cookie cutter and let dry several more days.  You should flip over occasionally so that the backside can dry as well.  Remove the straw and use twine or ribbon to make a hanger.
     (SOURCE:  Family Fun  website:  http://familyfun.go.com/crafts/tweet-treats-671034/     or just google family fun tweet treats)



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