Thursday, June 28, 2012

DIY Summer Fun: Bird Seed Hearts

By: Guest Blogger, Kiersten Washle

Everyone loves the company of a few coo-coo birds, and no, we are not talking about your in laws, we mean actual birds! The beautiful kind that fly around and chirp happy tunes. In honor of our feathered friends CloverFields would like to present this do it yourself project: Make your own bird seed hearts. They look like this:
This way you can give
 the birds a little something
 for brightening our days
with their cheerful chatter.

Bird Seed Hearts Directions

Materials Needed:
Nonstick spray
Here are some of our supplies
Heart-shaped cookie cutter (any shape of your choice will do)
Skewer or Straw
Bird Seed hearts made with the below recipe:

(Found online- Make 12 2” hearts)
4 cups Bird seed
¾ cup Flour
3 tsp. Corn Syrup
½ cup water
1 envelope unflavored gelatin

            Mix all the above ingredients together in a large bowl.
Spray the inside of the cookie cutter with nonstick spray.
Place cookie cutter on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Spoon the mixture into the cookie cutter, pressing mixture down firmly with a metal spoon. (The more you press the more solid the shape will be)
Use the chopstick, straw, or skewer to make a hole at the top of the heart, remove chopstick. Gently pull the cookie cutter away.
            Re-spray the cookie cutter and repeat the above steps.
            Let the hearts dry 6-8 hours.
Almost Done! 

When you are done you have these adorable little bird seed hearts perfect for gifts, or for your own enjoyment. With a little piece of twine they make a lovely addition to any tree! 

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