How to make a birdseed wreath

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How to make a birdseed wreath

MAKE clever use out of a Bundt pan by creating a pretty gelatine-birdseed feeder for your feathered friends.

MATERIALS

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 3 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1 package unflavouredgelatine
  • 4 cups bird food (such as seeds, peanuts, berries, dried fruits)
  • Bundt pan or other mould
  • Non-stick cooking spray

Step 1:

Mix up edible glue

Stir the gelatine into the warm water until dissolved. Whisk in the corn syrup and flour. Stir well, until there are no more lumps. It will make a thick gooey paste.

Step 2:

 Stir in bird seed

Mix the seeds with the paste in a large bowl, using a spatula to stir and fold until all of the seeds are coated and the edible glue is distributed. The mixture will start getting very sticky. Make sure it’s well mixed to keep the wreath from falling apart.

Step 3:

Mould wreath

Spray the Bundt pan with non-stick cooking spray. Using the spatula, press the seed mixture into the Bundt pan. Be sure to press the mixture down firmly until it’s well packed and even. Set the pan aside overnight.

The mixture will harden and turn white, and the surface will be firm and dry when it’s ready. Test by pressing gently on the surface, and allow more setting time if it’s at all soft.

Step 4:

Add finishing touches

Once the wreath is hard, gently remove it from the mould by turning it upside down onto a plate. Tie ribbons, garnish with sprigs of greenery or berries, and hang it for the birds to enjoy!

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