February Friendship Gift: Birdseed Hearts

Since I have only been in my house for a little over a month, I am constantly meeting new neighbors and having guest stop over. One thing I noticed about my neighbors is they spend a lot of time outside so I decided on making birdseed hearts as my February friendship gift. 

Birdseed Hearts
¾ cup flour
½ cup water
1 envelope unflavored gelatin (2.5 teaspoons)
3 tablespoons corn syrup
4 cups birdseed (I used one with nuts and berries) 

1. Mix flour, water, gelatin and corn syrup. Add birdseed and stir well.
2. Spray the inside of a heart cookie cutter (or one of your choice) with cooking spray or wipe down with oil.
3. Place cookie cutter on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Spoon the mixture inside of the cookie cutter, pressing mixture firmly. 
4. Make a whole near the top of your shape with a skewer or straw. 
5. Carefully pull cookie cutter away from birdseed shape.  Repeat until mixture is used up. 7. Let dry over night. String with twine or ribbon.



  1. I saw this on pinterest. What a super cute idea!

  2. I have those on my list to make this winter./spring. Love them!

  3. Cute idea! I would want to substitute the gelatin wit something though...it would gross me out feeding birds other dead animals. Ick!

  4. Thanks for writing this. I really feel as though I know so much more about this than I did before. Your blog really brought some things to light that I never would have thought about before reading it. You should continue this, Im sure most people would agree youve got a gift.