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No-bake Birdseed Ornaments

These couldn’t be easier to make, and the birds will thank you once the weather gets cold. Don’t forget the ribbon so you can hang your creations outside.

Serves 4
Ready in 15 mins
Prep time 15 mins
27 calories per serving


> 1/4 cup hot water
> 1 (1 oz) box gelatin
> 1 cup birdseed
> 4 cookie cutters


To a medium bowl, add the hot water and gelatin; mix well to thoroughly combine. Quickly stir in the birdseed into mixture to fully combine.
Line a baking sheet with parchment. Place cookie cutters on parchment and spoon birdseed mixture into cookie cutters. Let mixture set inside cutters for 15 min. Using a skewer or chopstick, poke a hole in the top of each ornament.
Refrigerate 30–60 min. to harden. If the hole has closed up slightly, poke the hole with skewer again, if needed. Insert a piece of ribbon through the hole to create a loop. Hang your ornaments outside and wait for the birds to arrive.


These ornaments were designed to be made and used right away outside at cold temperatures. With the gelatin as an ingredient, we wouldn't recommend making them too far in advance as well as storing them in a cold environment.


Brush or spray the insides of your cookie cutters to avoid sticking.

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