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Post by Adrian on 13th December 2010, 1:18 am

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My cats spend hours perched in our front window, just watching birds.

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These molded bird seed ornaments are a lot of fun to make, and very inexpensive. You may already have all the materials you need in your home.

You'll Need:
3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup water
1 envelope unflavoured gelatin
3 tbsp. corn syrup
4 cups birdseed
molds (muffin tin, cookie cutters, etc.)
nonstick spray
drinking straw
waxed paper
ribbon/twin

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1: Combine the flour, water, gelatin and corn syrup in a large mixing bowl. Stir until well-combined.

2: Add the birdseed to the mixture, stir until well coated.

3: Spray your mold(s) with cooking spray, and spoon birdseed mixture into each mold. Use the bottom of a measuring cup to pack it down, and make the top smooth.

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Poke a hole through top of each birdseed mold using a drinking straw, making sure it goes all the way through.

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4: Leave the birdseed mixture in the molds for two to three hours. Then, remove the straws and lay out a sheet of waxed paper. Gently remove the hardened ornaments from the mold, and place them on the wax paper upside down. Allow them to dry for at least two to three more hours, or overnight.


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5: Cut your ribbon and carefully put it through the hole.

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6: Package them up!

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Post by mr_sfstk8d on 13th December 2010, 1:33 am

Awww... Super cute. Especially love the raffia nest in the gifting box. Thrifty gifts:: bird seed ornaments (for outdoor use) 958383
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Post by kramer on 13th December 2010, 11:17 am

They are amazing. I love the simple, clean look of them.

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Post by Dandelion on 13th December 2010, 7:07 pm

What would the UK equivalent of corn syrup be?

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Post by mark barker on 13th December 2010, 8:25 pm

Dandelion wrote:What would the UK equivalent of corn syrup be?
Golden syrup should do the job, although if you've got a Carribean store near you then they're bound to stock it.

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Post by flute on 14th December 2010, 4:41 pm

I want to eat one! Embarassed The recipe looks like something that would be very tasty (except the birdseed). What do you reckon could be added to make a human edible version?

Oh and I'm not a bird. (well not the feathery kind at least)

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Post by mr_sfstk8d on 14th December 2010, 4:47 pm

Well, millet IS edible, though not very tasty in the raw. It's even an important cereal grain in many cultures. However, I suppose you could substitute puffed rice, or granola. You might leave off the raw flour then. Granola should bind alright on its own. Let us know how it tastes!!
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Post by Guest on 14th December 2010, 5:09 pm

flute wrote:I want to eat one! Embarassed The recipe looks like something that would be very tasty (except the birdseed). What do you reckon could be added to make a human edible version?

Oh and I'm not a bird. (well not the feathery kind at least)

It might be better if you look at Badgers granola recipe and shape it into hearts and teddybear shapes!

I could image my son, who is round the 6'4"+ mark, standing under the Christmas tree shomping them off like apples at halloween if I made them!
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