- 3/4 cup flour
- 1/2 cup very warm water
- 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
- 3 tbsp. corn syrup
- 4 cups birdseed
- molds (muffin tin, cookie cutters, etc.)
- nonstick spray
- drinking straw
- waxed paper
Combine the flour, water, gelatin and corn syrup in a large mixing bowl. Stir until well-combined.
Add the birdseed to the mixture, stir until well coated.
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. Spraying hands and spoons with cooking spray will help keep birdseed from sticking to hands and spoons.
Poke a hole through the top of each birdseed mold using a drinking straw, making sure it goes all the way through.
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.
Cut your ribbon and carefully put it through the hole.
Hang outside for the birds!
Yields six 4” hearts.
Great gift for children or your bird-loving posse.
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