Monday, February 13, 2012

Getting Crafty for Valentine's Day - Bird Feeders

As if my initial Valentine's project wasn't enough, I decide to make something for the kids' teachers too!  I stumbled upon the idea on Pinterest.  The original project was supposed to be an idea for wedding favors, but I thought they would make cute teacher gifts for Valentine's Day.

First we assembled all of the supplies.......

Corn Syrup, Gelatine, Flour, Bird Seed and Jute
We mixed up all of the ingredients and pressed some of the mixture into a greased cookie cutter.  Then we poked a hole in it with a chopstick and removed the cookie cutter.  We did this over and over until all the mixture was used.  We let them dry over night on wax paper and then tied a  length of jute on them for a hanger.

We packaged them in a plastic bag and decorated it with more jute and a tag.

We made enough to give 2 bird feeders to all three of Connor's teachers, Madison's teacher, the school nurse and the principal.  Hopefully, they all enjoy birds in their yard!

Original recipe by Intimate Weddings.

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