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Dried Fruit and Berry Bird Seed Wreath DIY

Make a pretty bird seed wreath for your feathered friends this winter using suet, peanut butter, dried fruit, berries and bird seed.

Ingredients

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1/2 cup hot water

3 tablespoons light corn syrup

11/4 ounce package unflavored gelatin

1/4 cup creamy or crunchy peanut butter

3/4 cup all purpose flour

111 ounce package dried fruit suet, crumbled

4 cups mixed bird seed, nut and fruit blend

1/2 cup fresh cranberries -optional

Instructions

  1. In large mixing bowl, add flour, crumbled suet, and peanut butter and bird seed.
  2. In one cup glass measuring cup add 1/2 cup water, microwave 25 seconds.
  3. Add gelatin and corn syrup to hot water, stir to dissolve.
  4. Add gelatin mixture with flour seed mixture, stir with wooden spoon to throughly mix.
  5. Lightly spray with cooking spray bundt pan and other molds.
  6. Place three fresh cranberries in groves of bundt pan. This is optional but adds a pretty design to the wreath.
  7. Gently place seed filling over the cranberries as not to move from grooves of pan.
  8. Continue packing filling inside bundt pan and other molds until mixture is compact.
  9. Use the back of a measuring cup to help pack the bird seed mixture around the mold evenly.
  10. Refrigerate over night or 24 hours to harden.
  11. Release from pan, add ribbon and display for birds.

Notes

  1. Do not use twine or rope as a hanger for it will cut into the wreath over time.
  2. Hanger for clay pots:  Use pipe cleaners and washer to knot and pull through drainage hole for a hanger.  Once seed is removed from clay pot it looks like a bell. Add ribbon to the top of bell. Hang with pipe cleaner loop.

Keywords: Bird seed wreath