Climate change has depleted most of the natural resources and made the weather unpredictable. As the unpredictability increases, it becomes difficult for birds to search for food and water especially during extreme weather conditions. If you are a bird lover and cannot hold the sight of birds suffering, keep your backyard stocked with bird feeds and water to attract more and more birds and help them from miserable conditions. Add this DIY bird feeder wreath that I am going to discuss today to your list of must possess items to keep the birds flying in your backyard.
In this article, I shall explain the step-by-step process in a detailed fashion to get you started.
- Supplies needed:
- Bundt cake pan.
- 4 cups of bird seeds- choose the one that suits your region and the species.
- 1 ½ packet of unflavored gelatin
- ½ cup of warm water
- 1/3 cup corn starch
- 3 tablespoons of light corn syrup
- Thick ribbon
- Nonstick cooking spray
- Gift wrap- if you intend to gift it to someone
- Process involved:
- Spray the Brandt cake pan with nonstick cooking spray and place the cranberries in the shape that you want the wreath to look like from the front.
- Heat the unflavored gelatin and water on medium flame until the gelatin is dissolved.
- Add corn starch and corn syrup while stirring. Make sure no lumps are formed while pouring and at later stages of the process.
- The above mixture starts forming paste after some time. Keep whisking and make sure that the mixture is lump-free, smooth, and thick.
- Once the consistency is right, add 4 cups of bird seeds that you have put aside for later use into the above mixture. Before mixing this mixture, make sure you add non stick cooking spray to your spatula to make your cleaning process hassle-free.
- Transfer the mixture to the Brandt pan which you have kept aside with cranberries in it. Distribute the mixture in the pan evenly.
- Once the mixture is all balanced out in the pan, place the pan in the refrigerator until it all turns hard to touch. This will take one hour most probably.
- Once the mixture is hardened, remove the pan from the fridge and remove the mixture from the pan by flipping it upside down and tapping on its bottom.
- The mixture is best used after 12-24 hours to avoid mishandling or cracking or breaking of the wreath.
- Once the wreath is hardened and good to handle, tie the ribbon on one side of the wreath with the other side left loose ends to tie it to a tree or something where you wish it to be hanged.
Bird feeder wreaths are great gifts for the holiday seasons. You can even use them for your own purposes if you are a bird lover. It is easy to make with very minimal cost, items, effort, and time. Let me know how it turned out to be in the comments section. If you like DIY, give it alike.