How to Make No-Bake Bird Seed Ornaments

Looking for an easy craft, or a cute gift for a special person in your life? Birdseed ornaments offer a delightful solution that's both fun to create and easy on the budget—plus, they're a hit with our feathered friends! 

These ornaments not only make charming presents but also serve as practical decorations. And don't worry about squirrels ruining them; surprisingly, they tend to leave them alone. If you want to be extra cautious, you can always add a little cayenne pepper - the squirrels will stay far away!

Here's a quick recipe to get you started:

Birdseed Ornaments

This makes around 4 ornaments, feel free to adjust the recipe if you'd like to make more or less.


  • ¾ to 1 cup birdseed
  • 1 packet (0.25 oz or 7g) unflavored gelatin
  • ¼ cup boiling water
  • Lightly greased cookie cutters
  • Twine and/or ribbon
  • Parchment or waxed paper


  1. Dissolve gelatin in boiling water, then stir in all your birdseed until well coated.
  2. Press mixture firmly into greased cookie cutters on parchment paper.
  3. Insert twine, fill the rest of the cutter with birdseed mixture, and pack tightly.
  4. Let dry for several hours or overnight, then gently remove from cutters.
  5. Hang on tree branches or store in an airtight container until ready to use.

Enjoy crafting these delightful ornaments, and watch as they bring joy to both your loved ones and the birds!


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