Wednesday, February 1, 2012

14 days of V-day fun: Day 1 (Heart bird feeders)

14 days of V Day fun series

Hello, and welcome to the very first day of my blog series, 14 days of V-Day fun! I am so excited for this series, and I hope you will visit my blog each day to see what I have in store! :)

Today’s fun project is..
Heart bird feeders!


I saw the idea for this project over at Laurie Gallamore’s blog (Gallamore West). It is a fun project, that is easy and doesn’t cost much at all.. Can’t beat simple and cheap, if you ask me! ;)

Ingredients:Valentine's day heart bird feeder ingredients

-2 cups of your favorite wild birdseed
-1/4-ounce package of unflavored gelatin
-Heart shaped cookie cutters
-Hemp/twine
Also, (not pictured) non-stick cooking spray and tin foil.

Instructions:
1 - Bring 6 tablespoons of water to a boil.
2- Empty one 1/4-ounce package of unflavored gelatin (I used Knox brand) into 2 tablespoons of cold water in a large bowl.
3 - Let the gelatin sit for 1 minute, then add the boiling water and stir for 2 to 3 minutes or until the gelatin has dissolved.
4 - Stir 2 cups of your favorite wild birdseed into the gelatin, mixing thoroughly. Let the mixture set for a few minutes, then stir again. Repeat this process a few times, if necessary, allowing the seed to absorb the liquid.
5 – Cut a piece of tin foil to be slightly larger than your cookie cutter and spray with cooking spray.
6 – Place heart shaped cookie cutter on foil and spoon your seed/gelatin mixture to fill your cookie cutter.
7 – Place a small piece of straw in the top of your heart to make a hole for your twine to go through.
8 - Place the hearts (still in the cookie cutters) in the refrigerator or a cool room and let them set for at least 3 hours.  Allow them to air-dry overnight.
9 - Finally, tie hemp/twine through your hearts and hang them outside!

Here is what they look like when they’re done:  

Valentine's day heart bird feeder_-2

So fun!! :)

Credit for this “recipe” goes to Skip To My Lou and can be found in the comments of this post.

I hope you enjoyed today’s V-Day fun project! Come back tomorrow for day 2! :)

14 comments:

  1. Ohh I love these....Im gonna make these with my boys....I hope you will link up with me here:
    http://www.thegingerbreadblog.com/2012/01/sweet-saturday-link-party-v24.html

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    1. Thank you! They are really easy and fun to make. I will try and remember to link up to your party! :)

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  2. These are really cute- and look easy for the kiddos! Thanks for sharing and I can't wait to see what's next in your countdown! -Jen

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    1. I'm so excited about this little series.. I'm glad you are too! :) Thanks for the comment!

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  3. So super cute!! I can't wait to make them with my boys! Thanks for always being such a sweetie!
    xo,
    Laurie :)

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    1. My girls were so excited to go out and put them in the big tree in our front yard. :) I love that they were so easy to make. I think we will do this more often - Not just for Valentine's Day!

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  4. So so cute!! Think of all the other shaped you can make with these year round! So creative! :) Thanks for sharing! xo, Reannah

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  5. Sweet idea!! I love how they turned out! I bet your girls had fun with this project :)

    Thanks SO much for linking up! I'm your newest follower. I love your cute blog!!

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  6. What a great idea! Most recipes for bird seed have suet and it's so messy! Saw you at 52 Mantels and I'm your newest follower now! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Wonderful idea! I host a weekly meme called Thematic Thursday. Each week has a theme and this would be perfect for this week's Valentine's theme.

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  8. Super cute and super simple! Thanks so much for sharing at Cowgirl Up! Hope to see you next week!
    Thanks,
    Amanda

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  9. Visiting from "Cowgirl Up"- I am pinning this idea. My girls would love this project. Thanks for sharing.
    :) Samantha @ Crafty Texas Girls

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  10. Love this! We are hosting our first Kitchen Fun and Crafty link party this Friday (the 10th) and would love for you to share this! Feel free to stop by and grab a party button! http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/

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  11. What a great idea! I can see this with different shaped cookie cutters, cute...

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