How to Make a Bird Feeder Star Ornament
07 Wednesday May 2014
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Spring has sprung and I’m delighted to be back with another DIY craft for ChristmasOrnaments.com. This time of year, when the birds have flown back from a long winter away, I love making a bird feeder star ornament to hang from my trees outside. They are quick and easy to make! I often make them at Christmas time because they look very rustic on the Christmas tree. Then, I can give them to the birds when Christmas is over. These days we make the bird feeder star ornament for our birds year round so they’ll always have something to eat! They are happy birds!
Materials needed for bird feeder star ornament:
- 1 cup birdseed
- star-shaped cookie cutter
- 1 oz Gelatin
- Cookie sheet covered in Saran Wrap
- 2 TB Spoons boiling water
- Needle and hemp string
Prepare the cookie sheet by covering it with a layer of Saran Wrap.
Mix the birdseed and Gelatin in a bowl. Add 2 Tb Spoons of boiling water and mix well.
Spread the birdseed mixture on the cookie sheet, making sure it’s about 1 and a bit inches thick. Press the cookie cutter into the Birdseed. Gently press the birdseed inside the cookie cutter shape so that it is firmly compacted inside the cookie cutter. If birdseed sticks to your fingers, dipping them in warm water will prevent sticking. Leave for about 15 minutes to allow the Gelatin to partially set.
After about 15 minutes, gently remove the birdseed from the outside of the cookie cutter. Press the star shaped birdseed cake out of the cookie cutter. Leave the bird feeder star ornament to set for about an hour.
When the star ornament has set hard, thread a strong needle with a piece of hemp string. Push the needle through the star and knot it to make a hanging loop to hang your Christmas tree.
Isn’t this bird feeder star ornament gorgeous!? The birds will think so too when they begin their feast!
I hope you have enjoyed this bird feeder star ornament DIY craft. I’ll be back soon with another fun and easy project… be sure to check back regularly.
Blessings and magic,
Donni Webber : Mom of two sunbursts of joy, wife, crafter, knitter, gardener, explorer, traveler. Come join us on our Waldorf inspired blog, The Magic Onions, where the wonder of childhood and the magic of nature collide to make each moment a precious gift. www.theMagicOnions.com
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