Things needed for this project:

Makes 1 Large ornament or 2 med/small size

3/4 c. Birdseed – (I purchased this birdseed mix from Target)

1 sm packet of Knox

Twine, raffia or wire for hanger (don’t use bright colored ribbon, it scares the birds away)

heart mold or cokkie cutter

1/4 c. water

Dissolve a packet of Knox in 1/4 c. of water, bring to simmer and stir until dissolved. Let cool slightly.

Add 3/4 c. bird seed and mix very well until seeds are coated. Notice the picture of the birdseed in the pan, I don’t have a lot of excess liquid…if you have a lot of puddling add a little more seed.

Spoon the seeds into a mold, filling it half way up, and pressing down to make sure it is well packed. Lay tied twine on top of the pressed seed, and fill up the rest of the way so twine is fully covered.Helps to put in the freezer for a few hours so you can easily unmold the ornament. Let it dry out for a few days, flipping so completely dry.  Position it in a place where birds can rest and eat.