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Among the little ideas I had tucked away in my head as "Fun things to do inside when it's too cold or snowy outside" were making bird seed feeder cakes. Well, actually, I had thought that we would make these to give as Christmas presents, but time ran out. Oh well, still a fun inside project during a snowy day...and then there was no snow! And then Carla from Small + Friendly made some a few weeks ago and reminded me again that I wanted to make them. It was, however, not at all snowy out when we made them!
We didn't really follow any sort of "recipe", we were just winging it. We mixed together a bit of bird seed, gelatin and peanut butter in a bowl and then pushed the mixture into some cookie cutters on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
After the cookie cutters were filled with the mixture we pushed a piece of twine into the seed cakes and then put the cookie sheet into the freezer for a while for everything to set. This took a few hours...then we placed the cookie cutters briefly in a bowl of warm water and out popped the bird seed feeders in all sorts of fun shapes! Then, we hung them!
Truth be told, maybe I should have followed more of a "recipe" because after about a day and a half many of the feeders ended up on the ground. I guess our mixture wasn't quite sticky enough or maybe we didn't push the twine in far enough, oops. It didn't matter much though, because we had fun making and hanging them. They looked pretty for a while, long enough to make us smile. And, the birds and squirrels enjoyed them either way!