It's always nice to see different birds in the garden, so I thought making some homemade bird seed feeders would be a great way to encourage some feathery visitors!! I followed this recipe and instructions by Saltwater-Kids
3/4 cup plain flour
1/2 cup water
1 sachet unflavored gelatin
3 tbsp. corn syrup or honey*
4 cups birdseed
*The original recipe says to use corn syrup, but I'm not sure if that's easily available here in the UK? As I didn't have any, a quick google search made me think that honey would be a good substitute... so I used that instead. I'm sure the birds won't be able to tell the difference?!
Use a spoon or your fingers to push the mix right into the molds. I found that a bit of water on your spoon/fingers helps stop the mix sticking.
2nd March 2014: Update - this post was featured here at Living Well Spending Less
7th March 2014: Update - this post was featured here by Crafts a la Mode