DIY Bird Feeder Ornaments

Today we are sharing how we made these cute, bird feeder ornaments. This project took less than an hour and was super fun to make.

And to top it off, it brings the birds and squirrels around which makes for good nature study and observation.

(That’s a win-win for this homeschool mom!)

Materials for the Bird Feeder Ornaments

Materials needed:

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*note: you can use Knox gelatin packets if thats what you have on hand.


How to make Bird Feeder Ornaments


1. In a small sauce pan combine water and gelatin until the mixture is dissolved and lightly foaming.

2. Add the bird seed and stir until the mixture is well combined.

3. While you are letting the mixture slightly cool. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and cut straws about 2in in length.


4. Spray your cookie cutters with cooking spray so they will slip out easily once they are solidified. 

5. Holding a straw in place (for the string), fill each cookie cutter with the bird seed mixture. Pack the seed down nice and tight.

6. Let cool in the fridge for about 30mins to an hour.

7. Take them out of the cookie cutter and insert the string. Now, hang them up for your feathered-friends to enjoy!

birdseed ornaments for birds

Things you can do with your bird seed ornaments

  • Hang around your yard for the birds to enjoy
  • Hang on your tree for the holidays
  • Gift them to neighbors and friends

More fun holiday activities


What will you do with your bird feeder ornaments?

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  1. Absolutely making these today! Will make great stocking stuffers for our bird loving family… Thank you for sharing!!

      1. Oh my goodness! Finally made these today and they were super easy and adorable. I have a lot of bird lovers in my life and I doubled the recipe to make a ton… will gift to neighbors for the holidays also because I now have a million of these things. When I ran out of cookie cutters, I used mason jar ring lids and they worked awesome. Thanks so much for the inspiration! Love how these turned out!

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