Winter is coming and it is time to remember your feathered friends.
I love putting out birdseed and suet , watching the birds come in to feed. Their songs can brighten anyone’s day. In my yard, I have such a variety of birds that visit. I don’t have a favorite as each on them are so pretty . The small finches love the berries on the wax myrtles and flock in the top branches , flying in and out grabbing berries. The cardinals stay for a while and actually perch for a while to eat.
While visiting Yankee Candle this year , I came across Mr. Birds Edible Birdhouses. They are absolutely gorgeous. The prices started at eighty dollars and I really didn’t want to pay that . but I love the look and idea of the edible birdhouse. When I got home, I started researching how to make an edible birdhouse and as you know, you can find anything on Pinterest.
Here is what I found.
I made two birdhouses and I plan to give them to my grandchildren as surprise gifts for Christmas. They were very easy to make and I completed them in least than an hour. I let them dry overnight and wrapped them in clear cellophane , complete with a red bow to give as a gift. Super easy and so pretty
What you need.
Birdhouse – you can either make one or buy one for fairly cheap at a craft store
Edible Glue – there are many recipes out there, or you can even just use peanut butter. The recipe I used calls for flour, corn syrup, and gelatin
Different types of birdseed, raisins, dried fruit, raw nuts, etc.
Decoration – I went outside and gathered some pretty stalks of grass, holly berries, and sweetgum tree balls. Use anything you can find (as long as it’s not poisonous to the birds!)
Step 2: Make Edible Glue – I used a common recipe that I found online:
Heat up the water and then dissolve the gelatin in it. Then mix in the corn syrup and flour. Using whole wheat flour will make a light brown glue, white flour will make a white glue. Whole wheat flour is preferable for the birds as it is more nutritious.
I found that this glue is pretty workable for about half an hour before it starts setting up too much.
Step 3: Glue Birdseed and Decorate
Starting from the top down, spread a thin layer of edible glue on the house and then press birdseed, dried fruit, nuts, etc. into it.