Bird Seed Winter Wreath // Tutorial

Bird Seed Winter Wreath // One of my favorite things to do since moving to Nebraska is watching the colorful birds outside my window. Las Vegas isn't really  known has a habitat for pretty birds so I've missed them for several years. Here in Lincoln we have Blue Jays and every once in a while we even have a red Cardinal or two and I adore them! Over the Christmas break my girls and I were thinking of fun things to do and Hannah thought it would be fun to make some type of bird feeder for the birds during these cold months. I thought it would be fun to make a bird seed winter wreath.

bird seed winter wreath

Supplies Needed

  • Foam wreath form
  • Fabric strips
  • 2-3 push pins
  • 1 jar peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • Parchment paper
  • Bird seed mixture of your choice

Instructions

I happened to have a foam wreath form on hand so we decided to us it, but I was worried about the birds pecking at the styrofoam. We decided that we would wrap the wreath with strips of fabric to protect the birds.

wreath form and fabric strips

The girls and I cut some scrap fabric into 2 1/2 to 3 inch wide strips and wrapped the wreath with them and secured the fabric with some push pins. Next we made a peanut butter and honey concoction. We took one small jar of honey and mixed it with about 1/2 a cup of honey. 

honey peanut butter mixture for bird seed wreath

The girls and I then place our wreath form on several pieces of parchment paper and started to cover the wreath with the peanut butter spread…

cover the wreath with the peanut butter mixture

… and then the bird seed.

generosly add bird seed to the wreath

We found the parchment paper quite helpful when we were placing the bird seed on the sides of the wreath. Once we were finished we place the wreath outside in the cold garage to let it set a bit. Then after a couple of days we added a burlap bow and placed it out in our yard so that the birds could enjoy a little winter treat!

bird seed wreath from whipperberry

What are some fun winter activites that you like to do with your kiddos? We're actually having a ball living in a place with a real winter so we would LOVE some new ideas!

Comments

  1. Super_mom34 says

    I love this idea! We love feeding the birds & are blessed with little sparrows, cardinals, blue birds, mockingbirds & various other species.  They are so fun & relaxing to watch. Mockingbirds usually nest every summer in whatever plants I hang on our front porch. Maybe your new feeder will attract birds to nest in your yard as well!

  2. says

    Oh I love that idea!! I would love to have a bird seed wreath like that. Unfortunately, we mainly just have a bunch of cactuses (cacti?) in our yard. Not a lot of birds really like to land on those… haha

  3. Jenna says

    I just had a question… You said "Next we made a peanut butter and honey concoction. We took one small jar of honey and mixed it with about 1/2 a cup of honey. "

    Not trying to be difficult… but is it a small jar of peanut butter and a half a cup of honey? I want to try this  and I want to do it right.

    Thanks :)

  4. Teri says

    I think I spotted a typo in the instructions:

    We took one small jar of honey and mixed it with about 1/2 a cup of honey.

    Is it supposed to be a jar of peanut butter and 1/2 a cup of honey? I'd like to make one for the birds here… Thanks!

     

     

Trackbacks

  1. [...] Not only is it the holiday season, it's also migratory bird season!  I've been seeing all kinds of unfamiliar feathered critters pecking away at the neighbor's many birdfeeders lately.  Draw the birdies to your own yard and decorate for the holidays at the same time with this birdseed wreath by Heather at Whipperberry.  You'll love it, and your visitors will love it – the human ones as well as the feathered ones! [how to make a birdseed winter wreath] [...]

  2. [...] Not only is it the holiday season, it’s also migratory bird season!  I’ve been seeing all kinds of unfamiliar feathered critters pecking away at the neighbor’s many birdfeeders lately.  Draw the birdies to your own yard and decorate for the holidays at the same time with this birdseed wreath by Heather at Whipperberry.  You’ll love it, and your visitors will love it – the human ones as well as the feathered ones! [how to make a birdseed winter wreath] [...]

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