The Dereila Nature Inn - A Cyber Nature centre for Nature Lovers
Dereila Nature Inn Home > All Natural Restaurant > Recipes > Birdseed Wreath
Birdseed Wreath
This is an easy project that makes a super wreath the birds will love.
Birdseed wreath
Ingredients: (smaller version is below)
  8 tablespoons cold water
4 - 1/4 ounce packages Knox unflavoured gelatin
1 1/2 cups water
8 cups birdseed
  1. Empty the 4 packages of gelatin into 8 tablespoons of cold water in a large bowl. Let the gelatin sit for 1 minute.

2. Meanwhile, boil the 1 1/2 cups of water. Add the boiling water to the gelatin and stir for 2 to 3 minutes or until the gelatin has dissolved.

3. Stir 8 cups of birdseed into the gelatin, mixing thoroughly.

4. Let the mixture set for a few minutes, then stir again. Repeat this process a few times allowing the seed to absorb the liquid.
Into the mold
Drying on a cooling rack
5. Spoon the mixture into a greased bundt pan and put in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours.

6. Remove the wreath from the mould by inverting the pan and tapping along the bottom. The pan may need to warm to room temperature before the wreath will come out.
7. Allow the wreath to dry overnight or longer if necessary.

Placing it on a cooling rack will help the air circulate.

The wreath should be very solid when completely dry.
Hanging the wreath
Chickadee checks out the wreath
8. Use several strands of raffia, twine or strong string to form a loop to hang the wreath.
9. Enjoy the visitors.
You may prefer to make a smaller batch and use different moulds and shapes. It's very easy to make a smaller wreath (right) using a pie plate as a mould with a jar placed in the centre for the hole.

Here are the 1/4 ingredients that were used to make this wreath

2 tablespoons cold water
1 - 1/4 ounce package gelatin
6 tablespoons boiling water (just over 1/3 cup)
2 cups bird seed
  Towhee enjoys the wreath
A Spotted Towhee checks out
the bird seed wreath.
Have a recipe to share? Let us know!
Dereila Nature Inn Home > All Natural Restaurant > Recipes > Birdseed Wreath

Home | All Things Natural Restaurant | Bird's Nest Lounge | Cyber Room | Lagoon Trail | Naturalist's Nook | Wildflower Garden | Woodlands Pathway

Site Map | Inbox | FAQs | News and Updates | Newsletter Information | Games Room | Privacy Policy

All content © Dereila and Sage Innovations