Bird seed wreath
Sticky gelatin holds seeds to a cardboard base for a wreath that birds can peck away at for weeks. Save this project for winter: Unless temperatures are below or close to freezing, the gelatin may slide off the base. If your winter temps hover in the fifties or above, you can substitute peanut butter for the gelatin to make a reasonable facsimile.
Piece of corrugated cardboard
Packet of clear gelatin
2 quarts of mixed seeds and nuts
Length of wire
1. Cut a circle of corrugated cardboard to a diameter of 10 inches
2. Mix packet of clear gelatin according to the package directions.
3. Pour 2 quarts of seeds and nuts into the gelatin.
4. Stir to coat the seed mixture. If the mixture is too loose and doesn't hold together when you squeeze a handful, add more seed.
5. Mold by hand onto the cardboard form[/img]
That wreath looks fun to make, Groundskeeper.
I will have my little granddaughter help me over the Christmas holiday.
It should be below freezing for the entire month of January so the geletin base should work fine to stick it together.
Thanks for the 'crafty idea' for the birds!
P.S. I haven't found your answer to the name of your 'creeper' plant but I have several books to look through!
Me too. looked through all my books and the net, but no look.
BTW. I do know that the name sounds rude :shock:
What a really neat wreath idea, for the birds. Think I will try it this next week. Thanks for sharing it with us. k