Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Gift Giving on A Budget: How to Make Birdseed Ornaments

it's time to put your hands to use to craft thoughtful gifts for family, friends and service workers this holiday season.

gifting something small to your nature-loving friends really couldn’t be easier than these little ornamental birdseed feeders! you can quickly mix up a batch of ornaments in 15 minutes, and craft the adorable feathered friend bird tags to adorn your gift wrap while the ornaments are set aside to dry.
while this craft doesn't take much time at all to pull together, be warned that dry time does take 24 – 48 hours depending on the humidity in your area, so be sure to plan accordingly for that part of the project.

it’s a very economical craft and perfect to give as favors during the holidays or your next celebration. it's also a super easy project for children to assist with. imagine the joy on their faces as they present them to grandparents &/or teachers telling them that they made them. :)

you can learn how to create your own from start to finish, including the gift wrap portion by visiting my tutorial on the Fiskars website: Birdseed Ornaments by Tania Willis


  1. As a nature/bird lover I really like this idea. The bird die makes the perfect tag too. Am I right to assume that after the 24 to 48 hour drying time that it's no longer sticky so that's how you're able to wrap it in the burlap?

  2. Tona, longer sticky! Awesome, yes? Really the dry time is closer to 24 hours than the 48, but if you're in a more humid climate it does take a bit longer. Because my molds were so deep, I just kept flipping them over every 6 hours so they would dry evenly. I've had these done for a few months and they are still holding together strong (haven't crumbled) and haven't gone soft either. :)

  3. OMG!
    The PERFECT gift for my co-workers
    Thanks soooooooooo much for sharing this----Can't wait to make them!


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