A Valentine for The Birds

It’s a perfect time to make a special treat for your feathered friends {and bring some life and color to your bare branched trees too!}

You will need a small bag of pre-mixed birdseed, Knox Original Unflavored Gelatine, A Plastic Mold (I used a heart shaped soap mold), a drinking straw, and ribbon

Start by mixing two envelopes of Knox Gelatine (approximately 4 tablespoons) to 1 Cup of water. Simmer on low until the gelatine has completely dissolved.
Stir in 2 Cups of Birdseed until completely mixed.
Spray your mold with a coat of baking spray and scoop in birdseed mixture pressing lightly to pack down.
Cut a drinking straw in small pieces and insert into the top of each mold making sure the straw goes completely through. Leave the straw in and chill for 2 Hours in the fridge.
To remove, turn the mold upside down and apply a little pressure until the treat is released. Gently rotate the straw until you are able to pull it completely through.
Attach some ribbon and hang for the birdies! Enjoy!
                  

Comments

  1. That is so cool. I NEVER would have thought to do that! Unflavored gelatin!!! Love it!

  2. That is so cute. We enjoy feeding our feathered friends.

  3. My husband loves to feed the birds this time of year. This would be a craft he could relate to!
    Jane

  4. Oh my gosh I love this!!!

  5. I love this! Once we get a house, I *will* be doing this! What a great idea!

  6. How beautiful! What a nice gift that would make. I’m going crazy looking at everyone’s awesome ideas over at Toot Your Horn Tuesday! Thanks for adding!

  7. Those are so cute! I’m going to make my sister very happy (she works for the audobon society) and give this a try!

  8. How cute! I’ve never seen these made with gelatin before…I like how that gives you the option to make shapes. (I’ve only ever done the pinecone or bagel slathered with peanut butter and seeds)

  9. Very cute!! Too bad my dogs like to kill birds….sigh….

  10. I so love your entire blog and all of your ideas! I’m so glad “creative girl” spot lighted you!
    I started the “quill hearts” last night and am having so much fun with them!
    I could probably spend hours on your blog –
    Enjoy your day!

  11. Love this. It’s been very cold for us here in the South. This would be a perfect project for my kiddos to do.

    Thanks for the inspiration.

  12. Okay, that is cute!!!! I love the pretty ribbon. What a fun way to beautify your yard or back porch area this winter. :)

  13. Great idea!!! I love how you used heart shape molds.

    Thanks for visiting my blog & leaving me a comment.

  14. These are SO cute! Thanks for checking out my blog!

  15. That is such a neat idea. I love it.. Thanks for sharing this…

  16. Oh that is so cute, I love it!

  17. Very creative! What a treat for your feathered friends.

  18. Thank you for the great idea for our feathered friends. This would be a wonderful thing to share with the grandkids. I love it.

    Thank you for visiting junkblossoms. We hope you stop in again. Pat.

  19. What a neat idea! I love all your creations!:)

  20. So cute! What a great idea! I gotta try this one.
    Michelle

  21. What a fun idea! I’m sure my kids and hubby would love to do this!
    teri

  22. Such a sweet idea! The birds will love it! I haven’t even thought about Valentine’s Day yet!

  23. oh! i love this idea! we will be making these soon! thanks for sharing!

  24. What a great idea, and fun to do with kids, too! Thanks for sharing, I’ll be trying this out!

  25. I love this. I know my kids will like to make these.

  26. Wonderful idea… I love it!

    Are the hearts ‘jelly’ like or does the heart harden?

    Thank you so much for sharing on Friday’s Nature Table.
    Blessings and magic.

  27. Wow, thank you so much for this great idea. We will give it a try!
    Also, we’ve been making salt dough valentine ornaments/garland. Great project for kiddos. Hope you’ll check it out. :)
    LOVE your site. Thanks again.

    http://heydayliving.blogspot.com/2011/01/valentines-day-bling-project-cheap-fun.html

  28. I would love to make these as a Christmas gift for my Mother in Law. We travel 4 hrs by car…will these survive un-refridgerated or do I have to make them the day of??

  29. I love this idea. I think it would be a fun project to do with my toddler.

        

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