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Birdseed Tree Ornaments Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Stephanie Russo

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
4 ft of 1/4-in-wide ribbon, cut into 12-in-long sections
1/2 oz unflavored gelatin powder (or 2 envelopes of Knox)
1 1/2 Cups birdseed
Baking sheet lined with waxed paper
four cookie cutters of any shape (roughly 4"x4")
Cooking Spray

Directions:
Directions:
1. Go Loopy Tie the ends of each ribbon section together to form four loops for hanging. You'll need these for later.
2. Stir Away Mix gelatin with 1/2 cup boiling water. Stir well to dissolve, then add to birdseed, continuing to stir well. If mixture is watery, add more seed until it's stiff but not sticky.
3. Make the mold. Place cookie cutters an inch apart on the prepared baking sheet. Lightly coat each cutter with cooking spray. Fill each halfway with birdseed mix.
4. Press tight. Place knotted end of each ribbon loop on top center of each cutter. Then fill with more mix until loop is secured. Firmly press the mix with the back of a spoon to compact.
5. Hang It Up After a few hours, coax each birdseed ornament onto fresh waxed paper. Let dry, flipping every so often, for 72 hours or until hard. Hang ornaments outside in tree's.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
Couple
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
30 Minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Taste of Home December 2013

 

 

 

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