This DIY Birdseed Wreath Will Attract More Birds to Your Yard

Hungry songbirds will flock to your backyard to snack on this tasty DIY birdseed wreath. Follow these easy steps to make your own.

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Birdseed wreathMark Derse/Country Woman

If you love to watch birds visit feeders and you love cooking and crafting, combine your passions and make this DIY birdseed wreath. Colorful songbirds will definitely appreciate your efforts and flock to snack on this tasty treat. Here’s even more DIY crafts for birds.

What You’ll Need

  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • Dried fruits (cranberries, cherries, blueberries)
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 packets gelatin
  • 5 Tbsp. light corn syrup
  • ½ cup flour
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • Fluted tube pan
  • Large mixing bowl
  • 5 cups birdseed
  • Ribbon

Directions

  1. Spray interior of pan with nonstick spray. Arrange dried fruit in pan.
  2. Place the warm water in large mixing bowl. Sprinkle 2 packets of gelatin over water. Mix until gelatin dissolves.
  3. Add corn syrup, flour and peanut butter; mix well. Add birdseed and stir to combine.
  4. Press mixture into pan. Let sit for 24 hours.
  5. Gently flip pan over to release wreath. Loop ribbon through center and knot to secure. Hang outdoors.

Note: Be sure to be diligent in storing any surplus wreaths and check them regularly for mold once they’ve been hung outside.

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Originally Published in Country Woman

Lori Vanover
Lori has 20 years of experience writing and editing home, garden, birding and lifestyle content for several publishers. As Birds & Blooms senior digital editor, she leads a team of writers and editors sharing birding tips and expert gardening advice. Since joining Trusted Media Brands 13 years ago, she has held roles in digital and print, editing magazines and books, curating special interest publications, managing social media accounts, creating digital content and newsletters, and working with the Field Editors—Birds & Blooms network of more than 50 backyard birders. Passionate about animals and nature, Lori has a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural and Environmental Communications from the University of Illinois. In 2023, she became certified as a Wisconsin Extension Master Gardener, and she is a member of the Wisconsin Society for Ornithology and sits on the organization's Publications Advisory Committee. She frequently checks on her bird feeders while working from home and tests new varieties of perennials, herbs and vegetable plants in her ever-growing backyard gardens.