5 SUPER-LAZY WAYS TO WELCOME SPRING – PART TWO
DIY Corner – Ornamental Bird Feeders
The sun is out, the birds are singing and we’re feeling a little bit Sound of Music here at Zanui… And so we thought we’d gift you our latest way to celebrate the season – ornamental bird feeders. Decor accent and antipasto for birds – here’s how to make these über-cute trinkets.*
*Warning: this is not the latest superfood. It’s meant for beaks not gym bunnies.
(You’re welcome. 😉 )
You don’t need a palatial lawn with a bird bath to host some feathered friends. Adorn your garden, balcony or apartment window sill with these handmade ornaments. Make them with your kids for a super-fun Saturday afternoon or gift them for a house-warming present with a difference.
The beauty of this crafty project lies in its simplicity… A little laid-back time in the kitchen is all it takes. And you don’t need a pinch of powdered Spanish moss to make it work. Just a pack of birdseed and… well, the ingredients are in the list.
What you need:
3/4 cup of birdseed
1 tablespoon flour
Water (approximately 2 tablespoons)
Cookie cutters, moulds or mason jar lids
Foil or baking paper
A straw, cut in half
Ribbon or string for hanging
What to do:
Mix together birdseed, flour and water.
Spray or baste your cookie cutters with oil.
Place cookie cutter on a piece of foil/baking paper.
Pack half the birdseed mix tightly into the cutter, holding straw in position to create a hole for hanging. Repeat.
Bake both birdie biscuits (with straw in place) at 170º until hard. Approximately one hour. Allow to cool.
Makes 2 x 3” biscuits.
That’s it. How do they look? Symmetrical and super-cute? Or a touch more… individual? Either way, we don’t think those little peeps in the feathered coats will complain.
Recipe courtesy of spoonfuldotcom.