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3 adorable birdseed wreath recipes

Birdseed Wreath Recipes
(Image credit: Facebook/Moe-Licious Birdseed Wreaths)

Whip up one of these super-sweet birdseed wreath recipes and not only will you be attracting all the local birds in your neighborhood to your backyard, but feathered friends from far and wide will be dropping by to get a bite of your tasty treat.

While the best bird feeders are great for ensuring there’s always food around, sometimes you want to splurge and create something a little more special - and what better way to do that with an adorable birdseed wreath?!

Alongside DIY bird cakes, wreaths can be a fantastic way of packing in extra nourishment that you can’t always find in a standalone seed mix. They also look pretty too and can add a unique touch to your garden.

And on that note, if you’ve been wondering how to attract birds to your garden, a birdseed wreath isn’t all style and no substance - our feathered friends go crazy for these sweet and savory delights that include a beautiful blend of nuts, seeds, and dried fruit. So if you want more birds in your backyard, trying out one of these delightful birdseed wreath recipes is the way to go!

Birdseed Wreath Recipes

While many of the birdseed wreath recipes out there are similar, we've found three that use different nuts, dried fruits and seeds to set themselves apart. 

You can follow the recipes as they are, but feel free to experiment with your own combinations. 

And if you're stuck for inspiration, our guide on what to feed birds can help you out.

1) Seeded wreath

What you’ll need:

  • Large bowl
  • Whisk
  • Measuring spoons
  • Measuring cups
  • Wooden spoon
  • 9” bundt pan
  • 2 packs unflavored gelatin
  • 1 c. warm water
  • 6 tbsp. light corn syrup
  • 1 ½ cups. flour
  • 8 c. birdseed
  • Fresh or frozen cranberries
  • Cooking spray
  • Ribbon 
  • Scissors

Instructions:

  1. Mix  2 packets of gelatin with 1 cup of warm water.
  2. Add in 6 tbsp of light corn syrup and 1 ½ cups of flour and then mix until smooth.
  3. Slowly add in the 8 cups of birdseed, stirring as you go. It can take a while to get all the birdseed coated, so patience is key here!
  4. Grab your bundt pan and lightly coat it with the cooking spray.
  5. Add a few fresh or frozen cranberries into the pan and then spoon the birdseed mixture on top. Make sure to press it down firmly.
  6. Let the wreath dry for 24 hours.
  7. Carefully remove the wreath from the bundt pan and loop the ribbon through to hang it up.

2) Dried fruit and nut wreath

What you’ll need:

  • ½ c. fresh cranberries
  • ½ c. pumpkin seeds
  • ½ c. almonds
  • 3-4 c. birdseed
  • 1 c. gelatin mixed with ½ to ¾ c. warm water
  • ½ c. light corn syrup
  • ¼ c. flour mixed with ⅓ c. water
  • Cooking spray for greasing
  • Bundt pan
  • Ribbon or twine for hanging
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Wooden spoon

Instructions:

  • Grease your bundt pan with the cooking spray, sprinkle a few cranberries in the bottom and set it aside.
  • Mix a ⅓ cup of water with ¼ cup of flour and ½ cup of corn syrup to form a natural glue.
  • Add 3 cups of birdseed to this glue and mix together well. The 4th cup of birdseed is optional if you’re going to be lying the wreath down, but if you’re wanting to hang it up, stick to no more than 3 ½ cups.
  • Prepare the gelatin mixture by placing the gelatin powder in a bowl or measuring cup and dissolving it with the water. It needs to be pourable but super thick.
  • Add in the almonds, remaining cranberries, and pumpkin seeds and press the mixture into your bundt pan.
  • On top of the gelatin mixture, add the birdseed glue mixture and again, press it down firmly. 
  • Place the wreath into the fridge and allow it to set overnight in the pan. 
  • After 24 hours, tie the string around your wreath and hang it. Alternatively, if you’re worried about it being too fragile, you can lay it on a platter instead. 

3) Sweet and crunchy wreath

Birdseed wreath recipes

(Image credit: Aunt Bees Recipes)

What you’ll need:

  • 1 package of gelatin
  • ½ c. warm water
  • 3 tbsp. corn syrup
  • ¾ c. flour
  • 4 c. birdseed
  • A selection of dried fruits, nuts, and seeds 
  • Cooking spray
  • Bundt pan
  • Ribbon

Instructions: 

  1. Mix the gelatin with the water until dissolved.
  2. Whisk in the syrup and flour until all the lumps are gone (it should look thick and paste-like).
  3. Slowly add in the birdseed, mixing well after each addition. 
  4. Once you’ve mixed it together, spray your bundt pan really well with cooking spray to help the wreath slide out easily when it’s dry.
  5. Add your selected dried fruits, nuts, and seeds to the bottom of the bundt pan. 
  6. Scoop the birdseed mixture into the pan and really pack it down to make sure it stays together.
  7. Let it sit for 24 hours.
  8. It should feel nice and firm by this stage, so carefully slip the wreath out of the bundt pan and loop ribbon through to hang it up.
Kathryn Rosenberg

Kathryn is a freelance writer with a passion for creating health and wellness, travel and wildlife content. Originally from New Zealand, her nomadic lifestyle has her currently fur baby-less. She scratches her pet parent itch by stealing frequent cuddles with any neighbourhood cat kind enough to indulge her.