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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Valentine's is for the Birds!

Bird Seed Valentine's for our little feathered friends.  They would enjoy a treat also.  I made these yesterday.  I thought they were cleaver!  Just hang from a branch in a tree!  And, you still have time to whip some up!  They are that easy!

What you will need:
3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup water
one small pkg. of unflavored gelatin
3 Tablespoons corn syrup (i.e. Karo syrup)
4 cups of birdseed

Also will need cookie cutter (I used heart shapes), chopstick or straw, string, yarn or similar, cookie sheet.

Mix the flour, water, gelatin and corn syrup together in a large bowel.  Add the birdseed and mix well.
Spray inside of a cookie cutter with cooking spray (PAM).  Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or wax paper.  Soon the mixture into a cookie cutter and press firmly with your fingers.  (Spray your fingers with the nonstick spray so the birdseed doesn't stick to your fingers.) Insert a chopstick or straw into the top of your shape to create a hole to use for hanging.  Carefully remove the cookie cutter and repeat.  ReSpray cutter after 3-4 uses. Leave on cookie sheet. Let them dry overnight.

String jute or yarn or ribbon or string through the hole and hang onto the trees for the birds to enjoy.

Note:  make sure you place your hole a bit down from the top of the shape so the string doesn't break through the birdseed from the weight of the ornament.

Package in a cellophane bag with a pretty ribbon and give to a friend~ !


  1. You never cease to amaze me, Barb. Your birdseed hearts are a delight.

  2. Hi Barb, a great recipe! Hope the birds like them as much as I do. Love anything in the shape of a heart. love, Penny