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The big day is over, you have danced, drank, ate and celebrated your union with your friends and family – would it not be great to know that a favor from your bash was bringing joy to the smallest of creatures for the days and weeks following your wedding? Now this may sound like an odd question, but here is a great idea for DIY Bird Seed Wedding favors. These are so very simple and yet so elegant and fun. This would be a great ‘green’ send off to your guests. They can bring them home and hang in a tree for birds to enjoy and celebrate in your union as well.

Birdseed Wedding Favor Hearts

(Makes approximately 21 two-inch hearts)

  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin (2.5 teaspoons)
  • 3 tbsp corn syrup
  • 4 cups birdseed

You will also need:

  • large mixing bowl
  • heart shaped cookie cutter
  • nonstick spray
  • chopstick or bamboo skewer for making a hole in the ornament
  • parchment paper
  • cookie sheet
  • jute or raffia
  • card stock
  • rubber stamp
  • ink
  • rounded corner punch
  • hole punch

Mix flour, water, gelatin and corn syrup. Add birdseed and stir well.

sg birdseed

Spray the inside of a heart cookie cutter with vegetable cooking spray. (You could also wipe it down with veg. oil.)

Place cookie cutter on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Spoon mixture inside of cookie cutter, pressing mixture firmly with greased fingers. (The more you press it down, the less shedding of seeds you will have.)

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