I love to make Bird Seed Ornaments in December. Mid December to be exact…about the time I’m done decorating but still in the mood to do a little project…about the time the temperatures drop and I feel sorry for all the tiny critters outside. And if I still had little people at home, it would be about the time they got out for Christmas break and needed something fun to do!
Before I show you my ornaments, which are embarrassingly simple and not so pretty, I wanted to show you some pretty ones that you could make instead if you’re so inclined!
Look at this sweet heart…
And these from SAS Does are pretty enough to put inside on the tree!
And these are bird seed ornaments used as shower favors!
But I think this little gingerbread birdseed ornament is my favorite…maybe it’s because he’s pictured in an evergreen that’s laden with snow
As cute as those are, if you want to do some ornaments that are super easy and super quick, here’s what I do…
You need: *A Block of Suet *Birdseed *Pinecones *Twine
Soften the block of suet in the microwave.
Add birdseed to the softened suet and smash and mash!
Press the mush into pincones…press, press, press!
Add twine for hanging ! I make extra and store them in air tight containers in the freezer that way the birds get a little treat every week well into the winter. (storing them in the freezer isn’t necessary, I’m not sure why I do that!)
My version takes about 20 minutes from start to finish and it’s cheap and easy…but the other versions are soooo pretty!
A few years ago I did ornaments using peanut butter and cranberries, that’s an easy recipe too! Posted HERE
Do you ever make treats for your feathered friends ?