Saturday, December 15, 2018

Holiday for the Birds by Alicia Street

In addition to decorating a Christmas tree in the house, I like to give the birds a holiday tree filled with treats. Making birdseed ornaments is also a fun craft to do with children during this season.
Photo Alice Donovan Rouse
The gooiest ones are made with suet that you mix with birdseed, then press into cookie cutters. When you remove them from the cookie cutters, add a paper clip or string as a hanger, then put them in the freezer to harden.
Here is an easy recipe made with gelatin instead of suet.
½ cup water
1 envelope unflavored gelatin
3 Tablespoons corn syrup
¾ cup flour
4 cups bird seed
Non-stick cooking spray
Heat the water and stir in the gelatin and corn syrup and remove from stove. Mix the flour and
birdseed together in a large bowl. Add it to the gelatin mixture and let it cool. Place cookie cutters on parchment paper. Use the non-stick cooking spray here. Press the mixture into the cookie cutters. Make a hole with a toothpick or straw for the hanging twine. Carefully separate from the cookie cutters and let them dry for a few hours or overnight. Thread the twine through the hole.

Then go outside and decorate a tree for the birds!

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Whatever you celebrate, I wish you the best of the season!

Alicia Street is a USA Today bestselling author and a Daphne du Maurier
award-winner. A compulsive reader of every genre, she writes
both sweet and spicy romance. She spent many years as a dancer,
choreographer and teacher.
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  1. The bird in the photo was beautiful. I haven't seen one of them in my area.
    Merry Christmas,
    Margaret Daley

  2. I love to feed the birds. It is fun to watch them.

  3. Thanks, Alicia. In my neighborhood, there is a huge bird watching club.